Annual Shortie Awards
Student Film & News Festival
(Formerly "The MHz Shortz Student Film Festival")
CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPATION
All entries and supporting material must be received by Friday, March 21, 2008
Each entry may not exceed 10 minutes in length.
Only original work may be submitted.
This includes music, sequences, and other media sources. If copyright protected sources are used,
obtain the necessary permissions and include them with this application.
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Content must be creative, and demonstrate clear artistic and technical choices. (See rubrics below for
The stories and content of the film should be student driven (unless it is a teacher entry).
An adult supervisor is allowed, however, the entire film/video must be conceived and produced by
students with minimal adult input.
Films entered should have been completed after March 2007.
ADDITIONAL CRITERIA (DAILY NEWS PROGRAM)
The news program must have been produced between September 1, 2007 and March 21, 2008.
Programs should not be edited in post-production, but submitted exactly as aired to the student body.
Each submission is assigned to one entry category and one age category. The categories are listed below:
Live Action (includes narrative, experimental and documentary films, public service announcements,
and music videos)
Animation (includes stop-motion drawings, claymation and computer animation.)
Teacher-Created (films created and produced by teachers working with K-12 students.)
Daily News Program
7-10 Years (2
11-14 Years (6
15-18 Years (9
Teacher-Created Category (K-12 teachers only)
Awards are determined by a panel of artists, educators, and other professionals. Prizes may not be awarded in
all categories if the judges feel that the entries do not meet the standards of The Shortie Awards Student Film
& News Festival. Likewise, judges may choose to give special recognition in subcategories of film. The
rubrics used to judge the entries are included in this document. The first rubric is used to assess all film
submissions, and the second is used to evaluate the Daily News Program category.