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Create a 2 - 10 minute audio recording that tells a story or explores a topic. [You are permitted to submit a segment of a longer podcast show]. The following podcast formats are accepted: One-On-One Interview, Solo Commentary, Panel (Guest Interview or Discussion), Non-Fiction Narrative Storytelling, Fictional Storytelling, and Hybrid (A combination of one or more of these styles).

Submissions may use any of the formats above and may include sound effects, interviews, and copyright-free sound bytes and music. Podcasters can submit as an individual or a group.

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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. 

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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. 

Broadcast Journalism: Broadcast TV Highlights
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
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

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. 

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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. 

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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. 

We are all facing unprecedented circumstances... Our lives have been upended by a collective experience unlike any other in modern history - our assumed expectations of “normal” paused or cancelled - our emotions thrown into a strange new void…

But rather than sitting idle, waiting and worrying, why not do what we do best! Creativity and storytelling remains a constant of our community and we want to harness this power to ultimately produce a quarantine time capsule - a collage of our community spirit and experience.

For this new category, we ask you to submit 1-3 minute vlog, music videos, documentary, or POV-style videos that share your COVID-19 pandemic experience. Show us your personal journey and the impact these unprecedented circumstances are having on your life: Family, friendships, relationships, your milestone events like prom, graduation, sports, hobbies, your hopes and fears, your “new” daily routines - Anything goes, BUT PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLOIT UNSAFE ACTIVITIES THAT PUT YOU OR OTHERS AT RISK. STAY HOME AND STAY SAFE - BUT KEEP CREATING LIKE ONLY YOU CAN!

*Unlike our other categories that only allow submissions from high-school-age filmmakers (and younger) this category is open to our entire community - INCLUDING AAHSFF ALUMNI AND TEACHERS! So please, share your stories with us.

**International submissions are also encouraged and welcome!

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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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