We are thrilled to announce that the 2016 festival will be open once again to submissions from all area high school students in the D.C. area.
The Madeira student committee sponsoring this year’s festival include Meagan Lane ’16, Sofia Abdirizak ’16, Monet Umana ’16, Tayma Alassar ’16 and Natalie Seara ’17. They look forward to mingling and networking with student filmmakers from other schools, sharing ideas, enthusiasm and celebrating achievements at this year’s event.
The festival will be held on Friday, May 20, 2016. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. with a workshop for student participants given by local professionals in the industry, followed by a public screening and award ceremony at 7:00 p.m. Student participants who have submitted films must be able to attend the screening and award ceremony to receive awards. The ceremony will include an opportunity for student directors to share a few words about their films or their process making them.
The deadline for submitting films is April 20, 2016, by midnight. Films will be judged by industry professionals. There is no fee for submitting films, however students must be sponsored by an adult employee from their school, either a faculty or staff member. All entry forms and video files must be submitted on line, including the sponsoring adult’s information. We look forward to your submissions!
The inaugural Madeira School Film Festival took place on Saturday, April 21, 2012 in the Chapel/Auditorium on the Madeira campus in McLean, Virginia. The day included workshops given by industry professionals, screenings of student films, and presentations by alumnae Grace Guggenheim ’77 and Missy Parker ’89, among others. The day culminated in an awards ceremony and a Q&A with the winning filmmakers. Prizes were in the amounts of $500 (first place) and $200 (second place, third place and fourth places respectively.)
Students from over 10 area high school competed in 2013 Madeira School Film Festival. Films from previous years can be seen on The Madeira School Film Festival Vimeo channel. Mae Hunt '17 won the 2014 festival with her short film "Letters."
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