2019 Submission is now closed.
The Maryland screening of the Saul Zaentz High School Film Festival is open to all high school students (grades 9-12) in Maryland and Washington, DC. The movie can be produced in school, at home, in an after-school program, or through any other organization.
No excessive violence and cursing.
Running time of your movie must be 12 minutes or shorter.
All copyrighted music and images must be licensed.
One cash award of $300 will be given to the best film in each of the following categories.
Documentary – Nonfiction storytelling
Narrative Short – Fiction storytelling
Animation – Any form of animation is accepted, as long as you tell a story
Advocacy (Social Justice, LGBT) – Videos made in support or defend of a particular cause
The Mix – Any video that does not fit the above mentioned categories, such as:
Work in process, commercials, and film trailers are not eligible for submission in any category. More than one entry may be submitted, but for each video a separate entry form is required. All copyrighted material used in films must be licensed.