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40th Maine Student Film & Video Festival now accepting submissions!

WATERVILLE — The Maine Student Film & Video Festival is kicking off its 40th annual season!

Submissions can be entered anytime between now and June 1, 2017. Films will be judged in three categories: narrative (fiction), documentary, and creative, a category that will include stop-motion, music video, art film, experimental, and other genres that don’t fit the narrative or documentary categories.

The student film festival is open to filmmakers ages 19 and under in grades K-12 and, each year, draws entries from students around the state. Entries are judged by a panel of filmmakers, media professionals, and educators, and are evaluated on the basis of originality, content, style, and technique. Films are reviewed by the following divisions: pre-teen, (grades K-6), junior (grades 7-8) and senior (grades 9-12). This year, entries in the junior and senior divisions will be judged based on genre with separate winners for each category, depending on submissions.

For group productions, the age of the oldest authoring member of the group determines in which division the movie will be judged. There is no age limit for actors, documentary subjects, or musicians who may appear in the production.

Each year the MSFVF selects award winners and finalists whose films are then screened at the festival’s Public Screening & Awards Presentation, which is held in conjunction with the Maine International Film Festival in Waterville. This year’s screening will be held at the Waterville Opera House. The date and time will be announced soon.

Prizes include $500 in cash awards furnished by Maine Public Broadcasting Network, a one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud with video editing software, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe Premiere Pro, and full festival passes to the Maine International Film Festival. In addition, all finalists receive certificates of achievement, and winners in all divisions receive trophies.

Founded by the Maine Alliance for Media Arts, the Maine Student Film & Video Festival is presented by the Maine Film Center, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich, educate, and entertain the community through film and art.

Get Ready for 2015!

Attention student filmmakers! The 38th annual Maine Student Film Video Festival is approaching and now’s the time to start developing plans for your award winning entry!

The 38th Annual Maine Student Film & Video Festival (MSFVF) is now accepting submissions for its 2015 competition. One of the longest running student film festivals in the country, the MSFVF is open to Maine residents 19 years of age and younger currently in grades K-12. The submission deadline is June 1, 2015, and there is no entry fee to participate.

Student submissions are judged on the basis of originality, content, style, and technique, and are reviewed by the following divisions: pre-teen, (grades K-6), junior (grades 7-8) and senior (grades 9-12). For group productions, the age of the oldest authoring member of the group determines in which division the movie with be judged. There is no age limit for actors, documentary subjects, or musicians who may appear in the production. All film genres are accepted, including animation, documentary and narrative.

Each year the MSFVF selects award winners and finalists whose films are then screened at the festival’s Public Screening & Awards Presentation, which is held in conjunction with the Maine International Film Festival in Waterville. This year’s screening will be held on July 18, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. at the Waterville Opera House. Prizes include the $500 MPBN Student Film Award, a 1 year’s subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud with video editing software, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe Premiere Pro, and full festival passes to the Maine International Film Festival. In addition, all finalists will receive certificates of achievement and winners in all divisions will receive trophies.

“Honoring the state’s best student filmmakers is always a highlight for us at MIFF,” says Shannon Haines, Executive Director of the Maine Film Center. “The students who participate in MSFVF are the future filmmakers of Maine, and it is really fun to follow their careers.”

Past MSFVF winners include Kyle Rankin and Efram Potelle, who went on to work with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon through their Project Greenlight program to produce The Battle of Shaker Heights. Alumnus Ryan Cook appeared at the Maine International Film Festival in 2011 with a feature length documentary about Maine’s own Donn Fendler and is now working on a narrative version of Fendler’s book Lost on a Mountain in Maine. According to founder and organizer of the MSFVF, Maine filmmaker Huey, “Many of our alumni have gone on to pursue careers in film and video, so we like to think of the festival as a good springboard for Maine students who want to take the step from amateur to professional moviemakers.”

The Maine Student Film and Video Festival is sponsored by the Maine Alliance of Media
Arts, the Maine Film Center, MPBN (Maine Public Broadcasting Network), and Adobe Creative Cloud.

2012 Winners

And the 2012 winners are:

Grand Prize Winner
“Freedom of the Press” By Jacob Caron (Brewer High School)

Huey Student Award Winner (Runner Up)
“Mitchel” By Kaylee Millett (Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School)

Senior Division WInners (Grades 9-12)
“Ouija” By Grace Powell (Gray-New Gouchester High School)

“La Fille sans Coeur” By Rachel Powell (Gray-New Gouchester High School)

Junior Division WInner (Grades 7-8)
“Enslaved” By Ben Rooker, Max Rooker, Kaelan Fournier, Matt Vattanasil & Riley Harris
(New England Film Academy)

Pre-Teen Division Winner (Grades K-6)
“The Sweet, The Sour and the Spicy” By Mateo Demucci, Quincy Kern, Molly MacDonald, Lucas Nering, Ella Ferguson & Robert Hall (New England Film Academy)

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