Action Sports

Share your high-energy, adrenaline-fueled sports adventures - No sport is off limits! Skiing, Snowboarding, Skateboarding, Surfing, Cheerleading, Cliff Jumping, Paintball....as long as it has action you can submit it!

  • 5 minutes or less

Technical Guidelines:

  • Your submission’s total runtime (TRT) must NOT exceed the specified time limit for the category you are submitting (See categories and time limits below). Credits are included in your TRT and credit runtime must NOT exceed 30 seconds.
  • We strongly recommend that you triple check your audio levels and that your audio is NOT limited to one channel (ie: right or left).
  • Any film that includes main dialogue that is not english must be submitted with english subtitles. 
  • If your film has subtitles please make sure they are "Title Safe". For a detailed explanation of "Title Safe" please click here
  • When uploading your submission, you must use the following file naming conventions:
    FirstNameLastName_FilmTitle.mov
    Examples:

          JaneDoe_MyFilm.mov

          JohnDoe_MyMovie.mp4

  • We will only except the file formats listed below:
    .MOV .MP4
  • Do not submit films in 4K. Please submit your film in 1080 HD or lower. Any film files that are larger than 4GBs will not be accepted. 
  • Films that are accepted into the festival will be screened in 16:9 aspect ratio. If your film is submitted in a different ratio, your film will be letterboxed to display on the 16:9 screen.

Content Guidelines:

  • All music, images, titles, footage and other copyrighted material used in your submission MUST be properly licensed. You must have permission and/or the proper rights to all content submitted. 
  • There are various resources that offer royalty free music and images. Please see our resources tab for more information. We strongly encourage you to use original music or music from our library.
  • The All American High School Film Festival team reserves the right to switch your submission to a different category as they see fit. 

Eligibility Guidelines:

  • The film’s director(s) must have been in high school or younger while filming the project. Middle school students are eligible to submit. 
  • If the film's director(s) were high school seniors at the time of creation, but are now in college the film is eligible to be submitted. 
  • We are an international film festival and thus accept films from anywhere in the world as long as you were in high school or high school age when the film was made.

Any submission that does not meet these guidelines will NOT be considered for judging and will NOT be selected to screen at the All American High School Film Festival. 

Adventure/Travel

Gone anywhere interesting lately? Experienced your own epic adventure? Or maybe you were just in your backyard and had a moment to remember… Share your passion, your inspiration, your exploration. Share your life experiences.

  • 3 minutes or less

  Technical Guidelines:

  • Your submission’s total runtime (TRT) must NOT exceed the specified time limit for the category you are submitting (See categories and time limits below). Credits are included in your TRT and credit runtime must NOT exceed 30 seconds.
  • We strongly recommend that you triple check your audio levels and that your audio is NOT limited to one channel (ie: right or left).
  • Any film that includes main dialogue that is not english must be submitted with english subtitles. 
  • If your film has subtitles please make sure they are "Title Safe". For a detailed explanation of "Title Safe" please click here
  • When uploading your submission, you must use the following file naming conventions:
    FirstNameLastName_FilmTitle.mov
               Examples:

                      JaneDoe_MyFilm.mov
                     JohnDoe_MyMovie.mp4

  • We will only except the file formats listed below:
               .MOV .MP4
  • Do not submit films in 4K. Please submit your film in 1080 HD or lower. Any film files that are larger than 4GBs will not be accepted. 
  • Films that are accepted into the festival will be screened in 16:9 aspect ratio. If your film is submitted in a different ratio, your film will be letterboxed to display on the 16:9 screen.

  Content Guidelines:

  • All music, images, titles, footage and other copyrighted material used in your submission MUST be properly licensed. You must have permission and/or the proper rights to all content submitted. 
  • There are various resources that offer royalty free music and images. Please see our resources tab for more information. We strongly encourage you to use original music or music from our library.
  • The All American High School Film Festival team reserves the right to switch your submission to a different category as they see fit. 

  Eligibility Guidelines:

  • The film’s director(s) must have been in high school or younger while filming the project. Middle school students are eligible to submit. 
  • If the film's director(s) were high school seniors at the time of creation, but are now in college the film is eligible to be submitted. 
  • We are an international film festival and thus accept films from anywhere in the world as long as you were in high school or high school age when the film was made.

  Any submission that does not meet these guidelines will NOT be considered for judging and will NOT be selected to screen at the All American High School Film Festival. 

Ends on July 1, 2019

Animation

There are many styles for animated storytelling: Traditional, Stop-Motion, Computer-Generated, 2D, 3D, Claymation and more… And we accept them all!

  • 10 minutes or less

 Technical Guidelines:

  • Your submission’s total runtime (TRT) must NOT exceed the specified time limit for the category you are submitting (See categories and time limits below). Credits are included in your TRT and credit runtime must NOT exceed 30 seconds.
  • We strongly recommend that you triple check your audio levels and that your audio is NOT limited to one channel (ie: right or left).
  • Any film that includes main dialogue that is not english must be submitted with english subtitles. 
  • If your film has subtitles please make sure they are "Title Safe". For a detailed explanation of "Title Safe" please click here
  • When uploading your submission, you must use the following file naming conventions:
    FirstNameLastName_FilmTitle.mov
    Examples:

           JaneDoe_MyFilm.mov
          JohnDoe_MyMovie.mp4
 

  • We will only except the file formats listed below:
    .MOV .MP4
  • Do not submit films in 4K. Please submit your film in 1080 HD or lower. Any film files that are larger than 4GBs will not be accepted. 
  • Films that are accepted into the festival will be screened in 16:9 aspect ratio. If your film is submitted in a different ratio, your film will be letterboxed to display on the 16:9 screen.

 Content Guidelines:

  • All music, images, titles, footage and other copyrighted material used in your submission MUST be properly licensed. You must have permission and/or the proper rights to all content submitted. 
  • There are various resources that offer royalty free music and images. Please see our resources tab for more information. We strongly encourage you to use original music or music from our library.
  • The All American High School Film Festival team reserves the right to switch your submission to a different category as they see fit. 

 Eligibility Guidelines:

  • The film’s director(s) must have been in high school or younger while filming the project. Middle school students are eligible to submit. 
  • If the film's director(s) were high school seniors at the time of creation, but are now in college the film is eligible to be submitted. 
  • We are an international film festival and thus accept films from anywhere in the world as long as you were in high school or high school age when the film was made.

 Any submission that does not meet these guidelines will NOT be considered for judging and will NOT be selected to screen at the All American High School Film Festival. 

Does your school need new filmmaking equipment? Tell us why for your chance to win a professional digital film camera and post production software from our friends at Blackmagic Design! Not only will you win amazing professional gear worth more than $6,400, but you’ll also be able to screen a film at the 2019 festival! 

Contest Details 

  • Send a short film (1-5 minutes) about why your school/class needs a new URSA Mini Pro digital film camera. Creativity will be rewarded – think outside the box! 
  • The best pitch will receive a $6,400 equipment package that includes an URSA Mini Pro and DaVinci Resolve Studio.
  • The deadline for entries is December 31st, 2018 and the winning team will be declared by January 31, 2019.
  • The winning team will then have until the 2019 AAHSFF final deadline (July 1st, 2019) to shoot, edit and deliver a completed film project using the URSA Mini Pro and DaVinci Resolve Studio. The film will be screened during the 2019 festival at the AMC theater in Times Square NYC! 

Eligibility 

  • The competition is only open to schools based in the United States.
  • Each school can only submit one pitch.
  • Every pitch needs to include a teacher or school administrator that will serve as the team lead and main point of contact.

Contest Requirements 

The winning team must commit to creating and completing their short film by the 2019 AAHSFF submission deadline (July 1st, 2019). The team will be required to participate in periodic check-ins during the production of their film. The winning team must use the following Blackmagic Design equipment* for the film. If the team fails to produce the film or use the equipment as outlined, it must be returned:

  • URSA Mini Pro as the “A” camera;
  • DaVinci Resolve Studio for editing, color grading, audio post and VFX. 

The resulting film may cover whatever topics/themes the winning team wishes in whatever filmmaking method they prefer (narrative, documentary, etc.), however:

  • The film may not include any copyrighted footage or music. It also must not be plagiarized from other works.
  • The film cannot include the visual use of drugs or sex/nudity. Language must be kept at a PG-13 level.

*Training for equipment and software to be provided by Blackmagic Design. 

Additional Contest Details 

  • The winning team will retain the rights to the content produced.
  • The winning team must participate in a case study with Blackmagic Design that will be published online.
  • The winning team must provide high resolution behind-the-scene videos, as well as stills from the film and screenshots of work in DaVinci Resolve Studio during the post production process, as well as a DRP file at the end of the project. The videos and images may be used on Blackmagic Design’s and AAHSFF’s website and social channels. 

Prize Package Details 

The winning team will receive the following prize package. Of note, the prizes will be given to school, not the individual team members. The prizes must not be resold and they must be used to create a resulting film (as outlined above.) 

An URSA Mini Pro EF

Super 35 digital film camera with 15 stops of dynamic range. The prize package includes an URSA Mini Shoulder Kit, Blackmagic URSA VLock Battery Plate, turret dust cap, EF lens mount, side handle with LANC Cable and strap, power supply and SD card with software and manual. Any additional accessories, such as lens, batteries and storage, will not be provided and will need to be sourced separately by the winning team. 

DaVinci Resolve Studio 

Professional editing, grading, audio post and VFX solution.

Broadcast Journalism: Broadcast TV Highlights

New for 2019! We want to see what makes your show shine! Create a careful, comprehensive highlight reel of the best moments from your Broadcast TV program.

  • 3 minutes or less

  Technical Guidelines:

  • Your submission’s total runtime (TRT) must NOT exceed the specified time limit for the category you are submitting (See categories and time limits below). Credits are included in your TRT and credit runtime must NOT exceed 30 seconds.
  • We strongly recommend that you triple check your audio levels and that your audio is NOT limited to one channel (ie: right or left).
  • Any film that includes main dialogue that is not english must be submitted with english subtitles. 
  • If your film has subtitles please make sure they are "Title Safe". For a detailed explanation of "Title Safe" please click here
  • When uploading your submission, you must use the following file naming conventions:
    FirstNameLastName_FilmTitle.mov
       Examples:

              JaneDoe_MyFilm.mov
             JohnDoe_MyMovie.mp4

  • We will only except the file formats listed below:
       .MOV .MP4
  • Do not submit films in 4K. Please submit your film in 1080 HD or lower. Any film files that are larger than 4GBs will not be accepted. 
  • Films that are accepted into the festival will be screened in 16:9 aspect ratio. If your film is submitted in a different ratio, your film will be letterboxed to display on the 16:9 screen.

  Content Guidelines:

  • All music, images, titles, footage and other copyrighted material used in your submission MUST be properly licensed. You must have permission and/or the proper rights to all content submitted. 
  • There are various resources that offer royalty free music and images. Please see our resources tab for more information. We strongly encourage you to use original music or music from our library.
  • The All American High School Film Festival team reserves the right to switch your submission to a different category as they see fit. 

  Eligibility Guidelines:

  • The film’s director(s) must have been in high school or younger while filming the project. Middle school students are eligible to submit. 
  • If the film's director(s) were high school seniors at the time of creation, but are now in college the film is eligible to be submitted. 
  • We are an international film festival and thus accept films from anywhere in the world as long as you were in high school or high school age when the film was made.

  Any submission that does not meet these guidelines will NOT be considered for judging and will NOT be selected to screen at the All American High School Film Festival. 

Broadcast Journalism: Feature Story

New for 2019! Share an in-depth story about a compelling, newsworthy subject that highlights creativity and subjectivity and makes an emotional connection with the viewer.

  • 5 minutes or less

  Technical Guidelines:

  • Your submission’s total runtime (TRT) must NOT exceed the specified time limit for the category you are submitting (See categories and time limits below). Credits are included in your TRT and credit runtime must NOT exceed 30 seconds.
  • We strongly recommend that you triple check your audio levels and that your audio is NOT limited to one channel (ie: right or left).
  • Any film that includes main dialogue that is not english must be submitted with english subtitles. 
  • If your film has subtitles please make sure they are "Title Safe". For a detailed explanation of "Title Safe" please click here
  • When uploading your submission, you must use the following file naming conventions:
    FirstNameLastName_FilmTitle.mov
     Examples:

            JaneDoe_MyFilm.mov
           JohnDoe_MyMovie.mp4

  • We will only except the file formats listed below:
     .MOV .MP4
  • Do not submit films in 4K. Please submit your film in 1080 HD or lower. Any film files that are larger than 4GBs will not be accepted. 
  • Films that are accepted into the festival will be screened in 16:9 aspect ratio. If your film is submitted in a different ratio, your film will be letterboxed to display on the 16:9 screen.

  Content Guidelines:

  • All music, images, titles, footage and other copyrighted material used in your submission MUST be properly licensed. You must have permission and/or the proper rights to all content submitted. 
  • There are various resources that offer royalty free music and images. Please see our resources tab for more information. We strongly encourage you to use original music or music from our library.
  • The All American High School Film Festival team reserves the right to switch your submission to a different category as they see fit. 

  Eligibility Guidelines:

  • The film’s director(s) must have been in high school or younger while filming the project. Middle school students are eligible to submit. 
  • If the film's director(s) were high school seniors at the time of creation, but are now in college the film is eligible to be submitted. 
  • We are an international film festival and thus accept films from anywhere in the world as long as you were in high school or high school age when the film was made.

  Any submission that does not meet these guidelines will NOT be considered for judging and will NOT be selected to screen at the All American High School Film Festival. 

Broadcast Journalism: Sports Feature

New for 2019! Share profile pieces or real-time reporting about athletes in action, whether they’re making a difference on the field, off the field, or both!

  • 3 minutes or less

  Technical Guidelines:

  • Your submission’s total runtime (TRT) must NOT exceed the specified time limit for the category you are submitting (See categories and time limits below). Credits are included in your TRT and credit runtime must NOT exceed 30 seconds.
  • We strongly recommend that you triple check your audio levels and that your audio is NOT limited to one channel (ie: right or left).
  • Any film that includes main dialogue that is not english must be submitted with english subtitles. 
  • If your film has subtitles please make sure they are "Title Safe". For a detailed explanation of "Title Safe" please click here
  • When uploading your submission, you must use the following file naming conventions:
    FirstNameLastName_FilmTitle.mov
      Examples:

             JaneDoe_MyFilm.mov
            JohnDoe_MyMovie.mp4
 

  • We will only except the file formats listed below:
      .MOV .MP4
  • Do not submit films in 4K. Please submit your film in 1080 HD or lower. Any film files that are larger than 4GBs will not be accepted. 
  • Films that are accepted into the festival will be screened in 16:9 aspect ratio. If your film is submitted in a different ratio, your film will be letterboxed to display on the 16:9 screen.

  Content Guidelines:

  • All music, images, titles, footage and other copyrighted material used in your submission MUST be properly licensed. You must have permission and/or the proper rights to all content submitted. 
  • There are various resources that offer royalty free music and images. Please see our resources tab for more information. We strongly encourage you to use original music or music from our library.
  • The All American High School Film Festival team reserves the right to switch your submission to a different category as they see fit. 

  Eligibility Guidelines:

  • The film’s director(s) must have been in high school or younger while filming the project. Middle school students are eligible to submit. 
  • If the film's director(s) were high school seniors at the time of creation, but are now in college the film is eligible to be submitted. 
  • We are an international film festival and thus accept films from anywhere in the world as long as you were in high school or high school age when the film was made.

  Any submission that does not meet these guidelines will NOT be considered for judging and will NOT be selected to screen at the All American High School Film Festival. 

Ends on July 1, 2019

Comedy

Sure comedies make you laugh, but they also tell stories that move the audience and make them want more. There are so many comedic genres to choose from, and we welcome them all. Make us smile, make us cringe, make us laugh… This is your chance to share your comedy.

  • 15 minutes or less

  Technical Guidelines:

  • Your submission’s total runtime (TRT) must NOT exceed the specified time limit for the category you are submitting (See categories and time limits below). Credits are included in your TRT and credit runtime must NOT exceed 30 seconds.
  • We strongly recommend that you triple check your audio levels and that your audio is NOT limited to one channel (ie: right or left).
  • Any film that includes main dialogue that is not english must be submitted with english subtitles. 
  • If your film has subtitles please make sure they are "Title Safe". For a detailed explanation of "Title Safe" please click here
  • When uploading your submission, you must use the following file naming conventions:
    FirstNameLastName_FilmTitle.mov
       Examples:

              JaneDoe_MyFilm.mov
             JohnDoe_MyMovie.mp4

  • We will only except the file formats listed below:
       .MOV .MP4
  • Do not submit films in 4K. Please submit your film in 1080 HD or lower. Any film files that are larger than 4GBs will not be accepted. 
  • Films that are accepted into the festival will be screened in 16:9 aspect ratio. If your film is submitted in a different ratio, your film will be letterboxed to display on the 16:9 screen.

  Content Guidelines:

  • All music, images, titles, footage and other copyrighted material used in your submission MUST be properly licensed. You must have permission and/or the proper rights to all content submitted. 
  • There are various resources that offer royalty free music and images. Please see our resources tab for more information. We strongly encourage you to use original music or music from our library.
  • The All American High School Film Festival team reserves the right to switch your submission to a different category as they see fit. 

  Eligibility Guidelines:

  • The film’s director(s) must have been in high school or younger while filming the project. Middle school students are eligible to submit. 
  • If the film's director(s) were high school seniors at the time of creation, but are now in college the film is eligible to be submitted. 
  • We are an international film festival and thus accept films from anywhere in the world as long as you were in high school or high school age when the film was made.

  Any submission that does not meet these guidelines will NOT be considered for judging and will NOT be selected to screen at the All American High School Film Festival. 

Ends on July 1, 2019

Documentary

The boundaries of documentary filmmaking continue to expand and we accept all forms and styles as long as they are nonfiction and document an aspect of reality. Find your subject, document it, and submit!

  • 15 minutes or less

  Technical Guidelines:

  • Your submission’s total runtime (TRT) must NOT exceed the specified time limit for the category you are submitting (See categories and time limits below). Credits are included in your TRT and credit runtime must NOT exceed 30 seconds.
  • We strongly recommend that you triple check your audio levels and that your audio is NOT limited to one channel (ie: right or left).
  • Any film that includes main dialogue that is not english must be submitted with english subtitles. 
  • If your film has subtitles please make sure they are "Title Safe". For a detailed explanation of "Title Safe" please click here
  • When uploading your submission, you must use the following file naming conventions:
    FirstNameLastName_FilmTitle.mov
        Examples:

               JaneDoe_MyFilm.mov
              JohnDoe_MyMovie.mp4

  • We will only except the file formats listed below:
        .MOV .MP4
  • Do not submit films in 4K. Please submit your film in 1080 HD or lower. Any film files that are larger than 4GBs will not be accepted. 
  • Films that are accepted into the festival will be screened in 16:9 aspect ratio. If your film is submitted in a different ratio, your film will be letterboxed to display on the 16:9 screen.

  Content Guidelines:

  • All music, images, titles, footage and other copyrighted material used in your submission MUST be properly licensed. You must have permission and/or the proper rights to all content submitted. 
  • There are various resources that offer royalty free music and images. Please see our resources tab for more information. We strongly encourage you to use original music or music from our library.
  • The All American High School Film Festival team reserves the right to switch your submission to a different category as they see fit. 

  Eligibility Guidelines:

  • The film’s director(s) must have been in high school or younger while filming the project. Middle school students are eligible to submit. 
  • If the film's director(s) were high school seniors at the time of creation, but are now in college the film is eligible to be submitted. 
  • We are an international film festival and thus accept films from anywhere in the world as long as you were in high school or high school age when the film was made.

  Any submission that does not meet these guidelines will NOT be considered for judging and will NOT be selected to screen at the All American High School Film Festival. 

Ends on July 1, 2019

Drama

Share your narrative stories. All forms of narrative films accepted. Bring on the characters and conflicts!

  • 20 minutes or less

  Technical Guidelines:

  • Your submission’s total runtime (TRT) must NOT exceed the specified time limit for the category you are submitting (See categories and time limits below). Credits are included in your TRT and credit runtime must NOT exceed 30 seconds.
  • We strongly recommend that you triple check your audio levels and that your audio is NOT limited to one channel (ie: right or left).
  • Any film that includes main dialogue that is not english must be submitted with english subtitles. 
  • If your film has subtitles please make sure they are "Title Safe". For a detailed explanation of "Title Safe" please click here
  • When uploading your submission, you must use the following file naming conventions:
    FirstNameLastName_FilmTitle.mov
         Examples:

                JaneDoe_MyFilm.mov
               JohnDoe_MyMovie.mp4

  • We will only except the file formats listed below:
         .MOV .MP4
  • Do not submit films in 4K. Please submit your film in 1080 HD or lower. Any film files that are larger than 4GBs will not be accepted. 
  • Films that are accepted into the festival will be screened in 16:9 aspect ratio. If your film is submitted in a different ratio, your film will be letterboxed to display on the 16:9 screen.

  Content Guidelines:

  • All music, images, titles, footage and other copyrighted material used in your submission MUST be properly licensed. You must have permission and/or the proper rights to all content submitted. 
  • There are various resources that offer royalty free music and images. Please see our resources tab for more information. We strongly encourage you to use original music or music from our library.
  • The All American High School Film Festival team reserves the right to switch your submission to a different category as they see fit. 

  Eligibility Guidelines:

  • The film’s director(s) must have been in high school or younger while filming the project. Middle school students are eligible to submit. 
  • If the film's director(s) were high school seniors at the time of creation, but are now in college the film is eligible to be submitted. 
  • We are an international film festival and thus accept films from anywhere in the world as long as you were in high school or high school age when the film was made.

  Any submission that does not meet these guidelines will NOT be considered for judging and will NOT be selected to screen at the All American High School Film Festival. 

Ends on July 1, 2019

Experimental

If your film is non-traditional, non-narrative or otherwise hard to define, this is the place for it. Get weird, break the rules and express your style.

  • 7 minutes or less

  Technical Guidelines:

  • Your submission’s total runtime (TRT) must NOT exceed the specified time limit for the category you are submitting (See categories and time limits below). Credits are included in your TRT and credit runtime must NOT exceed 30 seconds.
  • We strongly recommend that you triple check your audio levels and that your audio is NOT limited to one channel (ie: right or left).
  • Any film that includes main dialogue that is not english must be submitted with english subtitles. 
  • If your film has subtitles please make sure they are "Title Safe". For a detailed explanation of "Title Safe" please click here
  • When uploading your submission, you must use the following file naming conventions:
    FirstNameLastName_FilmTitle.mov
          Examples:

                 JaneDoe_MyFilm.mov
                JohnDoe_MyMovie.mp4

  • We will only except the file formats listed below:
          .MOV .MP4
  • Do not submit films in 4K. Please submit your film in 1080 HD or lower. Any film files that are larger than 4GBs will not be accepted. 
  • Films that are accepted into the festival will be screened in 16:9 aspect ratio. If your film is submitted in a different ratio, your film will be letterboxed to display on the 16:9 screen.

  Content Guidelines:

  • All music, images, titles, footage and other copyrighted material used in your submission MUST be properly licensed. You must have permission and/or the proper rights to all content submitted. 
  • There are various resources that offer royalty free music and images. Please see our resources tab for more information. We strongly encourage you to use original music or music from our library.
  • The All American High School Film Festival team reserves the right to switch your submission to a different category as they see fit. 

  Eligibility Guidelines:

  • The film’s director(s) must have been in high school or younger while filming the project. Middle school students are eligible to submit. 
  • If the film's director(s) were high school seniors at the time of creation, but are now in college the film is eligible to be submitted. 
  • We are an international film festival and thus accept films from anywhere in the world as long as you were in high school or high school age when the film was made.

  Any submission that does not meet these guidelines will NOT be considered for judging and will NOT be selected to screen at the All American High School Film Festival. 

Horror/Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Scary? Twisted? Out of this world? If you have a horror, science fiction or fantasy story to share, this is the category for you. All forms of Horror, Sci-fi or Fantasy films accepted.

  • 8 minutes or less

  Technical Guidelines:

  • Your submission’s total runtime (TRT) must NOT exceed the specified time limit for the category you are submitting (See categories and time limits below). Credits are included in your TRT and credit runtime must NOT exceed 30 seconds.
  • We strongly recommend that you triple check your audio levels and that your audio is NOT limited to one channel (ie: right or left).
  • Any film that includes main dialogue that is not english must be submitted with english subtitles. 
  • If your film has subtitles please make sure they are "Title Safe". For a detailed explanation of "Title Safe" please click here
  • When uploading your submission, you must use the following file naming conventions:
    FirstNameLastName_FilmTitle.mov
           Examples:

                  JaneDoe_MyFilm.mov
                 JohnDoe_MyMovie.mp4

  • We will only except the file formats listed below:
           .MOV .MP4
  • Do not submit films in 4K. Please submit your film in 1080 HD or lower. Any film files that are larger than 4GBs will not be accepted. 
  • Films that are accepted into the festival will be screened in 16:9 aspect ratio. If your film is submitted in a different ratio, your film will be letterboxed to display on the 16:9 screen.

  Content Guidelines:

  • All music, images, titles, footage and other copyrighted material used in your submission MUST be properly licensed. You must have permission and/or the proper rights to all content submitted. 
  • There are various resources that offer royalty free music and images. Please see our resources tab for more information. We strongly encourage you to use original music or music from our library.
  • The All American High School Film Festival team reserves the right to switch your submission to a different category as they see fit. 

  Eligibility Guidelines:

  • The film’s director(s) must have been in high school or younger while filming the project. Middle school students are eligible to submit. 
  • If the film's director(s) were high school seniors at the time of creation, but are now in college the film is eligible to be submitted. 
  • We are an international film festival and thus accept films from anywhere in the world as long as you were in high school or high school age when the film was made.

  Any submission that does not meet these guidelines will NOT be considered for judging and will NOT be selected to screen at the All American High School Film Festival. 

Ends on July 1, 2019

Micro Movie

Who says you can’t share a story in a minute or less? Not us. And certainly not your generation. Make every second count in this modern-day movement toward less is more. All story forms and concepts accepted.

  • 1 minute or less

  Technical Guidelines:

  • Your submission’s total runtime (TRT) must NOT exceed the specified time limit for the category you are submitting (See categories and time limits below). Credits are included in your TRT and credit runtime must NOT exceed 30 seconds.
  • We strongly recommend that you triple check your audio levels and that your audio is NOT limited to one channel (ie: right or left).
  • Any film that includes main dialogue that is not english must be submitted with english subtitles. 
  • If your film has subtitles please make sure they are "Title Safe". For a detailed explanation of "Title Safe" please click here
  • When uploading your submission, you must use the following file naming conventions:
    FirstNameLastName_FilmTitle.mov
               Examples:

                      JaneDoe_MyFilm.mov
                     JohnDoe_MyMovie.mp4

  • We will only except the file formats listed below:
               .MOV .MP4
  • Do not submit films in 4K. Please submit your film in 1080 HD or lower. Any film files that are larger than 4GBs will not be accepted. 
  • Films that are accepted into the festival will be screened in 16:9 aspect ratio. If your film is submitted in a different ratio, your film will be letterboxed to display on the 16:9 screen.

  Content Guidelines:

  • All music, images, titles, footage and other copyrighted material used in your submission MUST be properly licensed. You must have permission and/or the proper rights to all content submitted. 
  • There are various resources that offer royalty free music and images. Please see our resources tab for more information. We strongly encourage you to use original music or music from our library.
  • The All American High School Film Festival team reserves the right to switch your submission to a different category as they see fit. 

  Eligibility Guidelines:

  • The film’s director(s) must have been in high school or younger while filming the project. Middle school students are eligible to submit. 
  • If the film's director(s) were high school seniors at the time of creation, but are now in college the film is eligible to be submitted. 
  • We are an international film festival and thus accept films from anywhere in the world as long as you were in high school or high school age when the film was made.

  Any submission that does not meet these guidelines will NOT be considered for judging and will NOT be selected to screen at the All American High School Film Festival. 

Middle School

Are you in 8th grade or younger? Then this is the category for you. Submit your story in any genre you wish.

  • 5 minutes or less

  Technical Guidelines:

  • Your submission’s total runtime (TRT) must NOT exceed the specified time limit for the category you are submitting (See categories and time limits below). Credits are included in your TRT and credit runtime must NOT exceed 30 seconds.
  • We strongly recommend that you triple check your audio levels and that your audio is NOT limited to one channel (ie: right or left).
  • Any film that includes main dialogue that is not english must be submitted with english subtitles. 
  • If your film has subtitles please make sure they are "Title Safe". For a detailed explanation of "Title Safe" please click here
  • When uploading your submission, you must use the following file naming conventions:
    FirstNameLastName_FilmTitle.mov
            Examples:

                   JaneDoe_MyFilm.mov
                  JohnDoe_MyMovie.mp4

  • We will only except the file formats listed below:
            .MOV .MP4
  • Do not submit films in 4K. Please submit your film in 1080 HD or lower. Any film files that are larger than 4GBs will not be accepted. 
  • Films that are accepted into the festival will be screened in 16:9 aspect ratio. If your film is submitted in a different ratio, your film will be letterboxed to display on the 16:9 screen.

  Content Guidelines:

  • All music, images, titles, footage and other copyrighted material used in your submission MUST be properly licensed. You must have permission and/or the proper rights to all content submitted. 
  • There are various resources that offer royalty free music and images. Please see our resources tab for more information. We strongly encourage you to use original music or music from our library.
  • The All American High School Film Festival team reserves the right to switch your submission to a different category as they see fit. 

  Eligibility Guidelines:

  • The film’s director(s) must have been in high school or younger while filming the project. Middle school students are eligible to submit. 
  • If the film's director(s) were high school seniors at the time of creation, but are now in college the film is eligible to be submitted. 
  • We are an international film festival and thus accept films from anywhere in the world as long as you were in high school or high school age when the film was made.

  Any submission that does not meet these guidelines will NOT be considered for judging and will NOT be selected to screen at the All American High School Film Festival. 

Ends on July 1, 2019

Music Video

Find a song and share its story or essence through visual imagery. All forms of music videos are accepted. Although we do not accept music videos with copyrighted music (without explicit permission) we continue to work to provide rights cleared music that you can use. Please click here to browse our library of rights cleared music.

  • 5 minutes or less

  Technical Guidelines:

  • Your submission’s total runtime (TRT) must NOT exceed the specified time limit for the category you are submitting (See categories and time limits below). Credits are included in your TRT and credit runtime must NOT exceed 30 seconds.
  • We strongly recommend that you triple check your audio levels and that your audio is NOT limited to one channel (ie: right or left).
  • Any film that includes main dialogue that is not english must be submitted with english subtitles. 
  • If your film has subtitles please make sure they are "Title Safe". For a detailed explanation of "Title Safe" please click here
  • When uploading your submission, you must use the following file naming conventions:
    FirstNameLastName_FilmTitle.mov
             Examples:

                    JaneDoe_MyFilm.mov
                   JohnDoe_MyMovie.mp4

  • We will only except the file formats listed below:
             .MOV .MP4
  • Do not submit films in 4K. Please submit your film in 1080 HD or lower. Any film files that are larger than 4GBs will not be accepted. 
  • Films that are accepted into the festival will be screened in 16:9 aspect ratio. If your film is submitted in a different ratio, your film will be letterboxed to display on the 16:9 screen.

  Content Guidelines:

  • All music, images, titles, footage and other copyrighted material used in your submission MUST be properly licensed. You must have permission and/or the proper rights to all content submitted. 
  • There are various resources that offer royalty free music and images. Please see our resources tab for more information. We strongly encourage you to use original music or music from our library.
  • The All American High School Film Festival team reserves the right to switch your submission to a different category as they see fit. 

  Eligibility Guidelines:

  • The film’s director(s) must have been in high school or younger while filming the project. Middle school students are eligible to submit. 
  • If the film's director(s) were high school seniors at the time of creation, but are now in college the film is eligible to be submitted. 
  • We are an international film festival and thus accept films from anywhere in the world as long as you were in high school or high school age when the film was made.

  Any submission that does not meet these guidelines will NOT be considered for judging and will NOT be selected to screen at the All American High School Film Festival. 

Ends on July 1, 2019

PSA

All forms of Public Service Announcements are accepted.

  • 3 minutes or less

  Technical Guidelines:

  • Your submission’s total runtime (TRT) must NOT exceed the specified time limit for the category you are submitting (See categories and time limits below). Credits are included in your TRT and credit runtime must NOT exceed 30 seconds.
  • We strongly recommend that you triple check your audio levels and that your audio is NOT limited to one channel (ie: right or left).
  • Any film that includes main dialogue that is not english must be submitted with english subtitles. 
  • If your film has subtitles please make sure they are "Title Safe". For a detailed explanation of "Title Safe" please click here
  • When uploading your submission, you must use the following file naming conventions:
    FirstNameLastName_FilmTitle.mov
              Examples:

                     JaneDoe_MyFilm.mov
                    JohnDoe_MyMovie.mp4

  • We will only except the file formats listed below:
              .MOV .MP4
  • Do not submit films in 4K. Please submit your film in 1080 HD or lower. Any film files that are larger than 4GBs will not be accepted. 
  • Films that are accepted into the festival will be screened in 16:9 aspect ratio. If your film is submitted in a different ratio, your film will be letterboxed to display on the 16:9 screen.

  Content Guidelines:

  • All music, images, titles, footage and other copyrighted material used in your submission MUST be properly licensed. You must have permission and/or the proper rights to all content submitted. 
  • There are various resources that offer royalty free music and images. Please see our resources tab for more information. We strongly encourage you to use original music or music from our library.
  • The All American High School Film Festival team reserves the right to switch your submission to a different category as they see fit. 

  Eligibility Guidelines:

  • The film’s director(s) must have been in high school or younger while filming the project. Middle school students are eligible to submit. 
  • If the film's director(s) were high school seniors at the time of creation, but are now in college the film is eligible to be submitted. 
  • We are an international film festival and thus accept films from anywhere in the world as long as you were in high school or high school age when the film was made.

  Any submission that does not meet these guidelines will NOT be considered for judging and will NOT be selected to screen at the All American High School Film Festival. 

Ends on July 1, 2019

Tutorial

Are you an emerging expert or just someone who knows how to do things? Share your knowledge (or your know-how) on any topic, trend, or little treat of wisdom with a “how to” video tutorial. 

  • 5 minutes or less

  Technical Guidelines:

  • Your submission’s total runtime (TRT) must NOT exceed the specified time limit for the category you are submitting (See categories and time limits below). Credits are included in your TRT and credit runtime must NOT exceed 30 seconds.
  • We strongly recommend that you triple check your audio levels and that your audio is NOT limited to one channel (ie: right or left).
  • Any film that includes main dialogue that is not english must be submitted with english subtitles. 
  • If your film has subtitles please make sure they are "Title Safe". For a detailed explanation of "Title Safe" please click here
  • When uploading your submission, you must use the following file naming conventions:
    FirstNameLastName_FilmTitle.mov
        Examples:

               JaneDoe_MyFilm.mov
              JohnDoe_MyMovie.mp4

  • We will only except the file formats listed below:
        .MOV .MP4
  • Do not submit films in 4K. Please submit your film in 1080 HD or lower. Any film files that are larger than 4GBs will not be accepted. 
  • Films that are accepted into the festival will be screened in 16:9 aspect ratio. If your film is submitted in a different ratio, your film will be letterboxed to display on the 16:9 screen.

  Content Guidelines:

  • All music, images, titles, footage and other copyrighted material used in your submission MUST be properly licensed. You must have permission and/or the proper rights to all content submitted. 
  • There are various resources that offer royalty free music and images. Please see our resources tab for more information. We strongly encourage you to use original music or music from our library.
  • The All American High School Film Festival team reserves the right to switch your submission to a different category as they see fit. 

  Eligibility Guidelines:

  • The film’s director(s) must have been in high school or younger while filming the project. Middle school students are eligible to submit. 
  • If the film's director(s) were high school seniors at the time of creation, but are now in college the film is eligible to be submitted. 
  • We are an international film festival and thus accept films from anywhere in the world as long as you were in high school or high school age when the film was made.

  Any submission that does not meet these guidelines will NOT be considered for judging and will NOT be selected to screen at the All American High School Film Festival. 

Ends on July 1, 2019

Vlog Life

Sit down in front of a camera and share your life, thoughts, opinions, and interests in this booming blog-extending  and digital diary video format. Feel free to include embedded video, text, images, etc. BUT make sure that you have the rights to all content that appears in your submission.

  • 5 minutes or less

  Technical Guidelines:

  • Your submission’s total runtime (TRT) must NOT exceed the specified time limit for the category you are submitting (See categories and time limits below). Credits are included in your TRT and credit runtime must NOT exceed 30 seconds.
  • We strongly recommend that you triple check your audio levels and that your audio is NOT limited to one channel (ie: right or left).
  • Any film that includes main dialogue that is not english must be submitted with english subtitles. 
  • If your film has subtitles please make sure they are "Title Safe". For a detailed explanation of "Title Safe" please click here
  • When uploading your submission, you must use the following file naming conventions:
    FirstNameLastName_FilmTitle.mov
               Examples:

                      JaneDoe_MyFilm.mov
                     JohnDoe_MyMovie.mp4

  • We will only except the file formats listed below:
               .MOV .MP4
  • Do not submit films in 4K. Please submit your film in 1080 HD or lower. Any film files that are larger than 4GBs will not be accepted. 
  • Films that are accepted into the festival will be screened in 16:9 aspect ratio. If your film is submitted in a different ratio, your film will be letterboxed to display on the 16:9 screen.

  Content Guidelines:

  • All music, images, titles, footage and other copyrighted material used in your submission MUST be properly licensed. You must have permission and/or the proper rights to all content submitted. 
  • There are various resources that offer royalty free music and images. Please see our resources tab for more information. We strongly encourage you to use original music or music from our library.
  • The All American High School Film Festival team reserves the right to switch your submission to a different category as they see fit. 

  Eligibility Guidelines:

  • The film’s director(s) must have been in high school or younger while filming the project. Middle school students are eligible to submit. 
  • If the film's director(s) were high school seniors at the time of creation, but are now in college the film is eligible to be submitted. 
  • We are an international film festival and thus accept films from anywhere in the world as long as you were in high school or high school age when the film was made.

  Any submission that does not meet these guidelines will NOT be considered for judging and will NOT be selected to screen at the All American High School Film Festival. 

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