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- All Martin County public, private, or homeschooled k-12 students may enter.
- Entries must incorporate 2018 Youth Driven Cinema theme. Suggested topics, sample films, and other helpful information can be found on the Resources Page.
- The scoring rubric can be downloaded here.
- Entries can be no longer than three minutes in length.
- Entries may incorporate copyrighted music as part of their educational film. Youth Driven Cinema pays licensing fees through ASCAP/BMI for entries shown at the film festival on April 13th. However, the licensing does not cover YouTube, social media, or MCTV, where your film may also be shown. Films with copyrighted music may be altered (music removed or advertisements added) or not posted because of the copyright. More information can found on the Resources Page.
- Videos must be uploaded as .mov, .mp4, or .wmv file formats.
- All entries must include a completed Entry Form with parent or guardian signatures for each participant.
- Entries must be uploaded through the Youth Driven Cinema website by March 19, 2018.
- Teams may be composed of 1-4 students for a traditional entry. There are three grade level categories: elementary, middle, and high school.
- There is also a special School of Fish category for films with more than four students. A video entered into the school of fish category can only be entered for that division. A student can participate in the School of Fish category while also creating a second video to be entered into the traditional grade level divisions.
- All team members must be in same grade level category (elementary, middle school, high school), unless entry is into the "School of Fish" division.