Students in grades 8-12 are invited to create and submit short films to the Sundog 8 Regional Film Festival premiering Saturday, May 21 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Little Art Theatre. Cash and prizes valued over $1,500 will be awarded and Sundog official mascot, Moxy, will be sharing her supply of squeaky bones with the audience. Sundog 8 will also be screened at the FilmDayton Festival on Sunday, May 22 at Neon Movies.
Each entry must be on a separate DVD with a runtime of 10 minutes or less.
- Music Video
- PSA (Public Service Announcement)
- Film/Computer Animation
- Photo Essay
This year, a special award will be given for best submission using a dog theme. Also, there is a new category for best use of technology. Winner receives a flip camera, courtesy of Digital Pickle. Films may be individually or collaboratively produced. There is an entry fee of$3.00 per entry. Limit 3 entries per student. Submissions may be mailed or delivered to:
Yellow Springs High School
420 E. Enon Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Monday, April 25.
Please check entry before submitting. Submissions not playable on a standard DVD player will be disqualified. Entry forms available at www.sundogfilmfestival.org after 1/11/2011.
OPEN JUDGING – A SUNDOG EXCLUSIVE
Open adjudication will be Thursday, April 28, 2011 starting at 9:15 a.m. at Kettering Fairmont High School, 3302 Shroyer Road in the Recital Hall.
Teachers and students will receive valuable feedback from a panel of media professionals and all may attend. Refreshments and lunch will be provided by festival sponsors. To RSVP, call 937.767.7224 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how many will be in your group by April 25. Note: Attendance is not mandatory at judging or screening to win, however teachers are encouraged to arrange a field trip to attend with their students for this highly educational and fun experience.
AWARDS AND PRIZES
Winners will be announced and prizes awarded directly following the screening at the Little Art on May 21. Students whose films make Sundog will be notified shortly after judging by email/phone. Awards will be given for best submissions in various categories as deemed by the judges. All who receive cash prizes must sign a receipt to register to claim funds. Prize money will be equally divided among collaborators. No prizes will be mailed. Winners not present at the Little Art may claim prize money, in person, at Yellow Springs HS by June 10, after which date any unclaimed cash will be returned to Sundog funds. Entries will not be returned. Sundog Film Festival is an educational event organized by dedicated teachers and interested individuals. Authorization to use copyrighted materials remains the responsibility of the contest entrant. Winning entries may be shared for public viewing through various internet sites.