ENTRY & VIDEO REQUIREMENTS:
Content: The film must fit within the contest and festival’s theme, “Sustainable Living.” It can focus on any subject relating to sustainability such as: energy efficiency, renewable energy, buying local foods, green transportation, global climate change, etc.
Check out www.southcoastenergychallenge.org, for ideas. The film can focus on living—at school, at home, during the holidays, in a day, etc.
Length: The film should be a minimum of two minutes long and should be no longer than 7 minutes.
Format: The film can be live action, 2-D, 3-D, or stop motion animated. All entries should be submitted on a DVD with the film’s script, and all participation waivers (will be provided) by mail, to the SouthCoast Energy Challenge, at the following address:
SouthCoast Energy Challenge
63 Union St.
New Bedford, MA 02740
Credits: All forms of media (photographs, music, video clips, etc.) used in the film that were not created by the students must be credited in the film’s end credits.
SouthCoast Energy Challenge Resources: Once your entry form has been received you will be emailed an invitation to a shared dropbox.com folder. The folder will contain some important information as well as some useful resources. The participation waivers you need to submit for everyone appearing in your film will be stored here. Also, SouthCoast Energy Challenge logos, brochures, image files, and other resources that you may use in your project if you wish to, will be in this folder. You are not obligated to use any of the design elements in this folder but you must use the participation waivers, there. NOTE: This folder is a resource that will be used by all the teams so please do not edit any of the original files. Instead, make a copy of the folder and store it on your own computer or flash drive and make any edits from there.
Waivers: Anyone who appears (or in the case of animations–speaks) in the film must sign a SEC waiver, which must be submitted with the DVD and script by the film submission deadline. NOTE: Anybody appearing in the film who is under 18, must have their parent/guardian sign a waiver to give them permission to participate in the film.
TIMELINE & DEADLINES:
One-hour information sessions:
-November 28th at BCC 800 Purchase St. New Bedford, MA from 6:30 to 8:00pm
-December 5th at Bristol Community College’s Green Center, Fall River Campus from 6:30 to 8:00pm
Entry forms due: February 1st, 2013
Film Submissions due: March 1st, 2013
Top five films announced: April 1st, 2013
Public screening of top five films: April 11th, at Location TBA
NOTE: Entries (form and film) must be postmarked by the deadline date. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Participants should be students, grades 9-12, at a school in Southeastern MA—in one of the following cities or towns: Acushnet, Attleboro, Berkley, Carver, Dartmouth, Dighton, Fairhaven, Fall River, Freetown, Lakeville, Mansfield, Marion, Mattapoisett, Middleboro, New Bedford, North Attleboro, Norton, Plainville, Raynham, Rehoboth, Rochester, Seekonk, Somerset, Swansea, Taunton, Wareham, or Westport.
Students can work individually or in teams, as long as each team member’s information is listed on the official entry form.
Outside actors can be used in the film, and students are allowed to work with a teacher as an advisor. However, student participants listed on the entry form must be the ones writing, directing, shooting, and editing the film.
Entry Forms: Entry forms (at end of this packet) must be filled out completely and mailed by the deadline date to the SouthCoast Energy Challenge.
SELECTION PROCESS, SCREENINGS, AND PRIZES:
After all submissions are received on March 1st, a committee made up of SouthCoast Energy Challenge staff and community members will view and judge the films.
The selected top five films will be announced on April 1st, 2013, and screened for the public on April 11th, 2013, at location TBA. At the end of the screening, the overall winning film will be announced and the students will be given their prize.
The top 5 films will also be posted on YouTube, and added to the SouthCoast Energy Challenge website for the public to watch.
The prize for the winning film is $500—a $250 cash prize, as well as a $250 donation in the student’s name to their choice of school club, non-profit organization, or charity. All participants must list their donation recipient on their entry form.
Download the Official Entry form here:Challenge Video Contest__Info & Entry Form111512