The 2017 Madeira School Film Festival is now accepting submissions. The Festival is open to submissions from all high school students in the D.C. metro area.
The Madeira student committee sponsoring this year’s festival is led by Queen Obosu ’17, and includes Peyton Flory ’17, Nkem Haffner ’19, Victoria Garcia ’17, and Briana Harrington ’17, among others. They look forward to the participation of student filmmakers from other schools, as well as creating an exciting event for all those who will be able to attend.
The deadline for submitting films is April 20, 2017, by midnight. Students must fill out the online entry form and upload their film. Films will be judged by industry professionals, who will also share some feedback with each filmmaker. 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, who can attest to the filmmaker’s adherence to all festival rules. The sponsor’s name, title and contact information must be provided on the entry form.
The festival will be held on Friday, May19, 2017, beginning with an all-school assembly in the morning, and concluding with an evening event at 7:00 p.m. Student participants who have submitted films will be invited to participate in the event, and may be asked to say a few words about their film if they receive awards. The first, second and third place winning films will be awarded cash prizes, with a few select certificates of recognition for runner ups and honorable mentions. There will be fun door prizes and snacks for all those who attend, as well as a chance to vote in real time for the Audience Choice award. Recognition will be given in the categories of Lead Actor/Actress, Supporting Actor/Actress, Costumes, Props, Setting, Special Effects, Music, Humor, Screenplay, Editing and Cinematography.