Tampa Bay Student Film Contest
Film Excellence in Education

Contest Categories

Broadcast Excellence
Film Excellence
Film Challenges
News Feature
An original news package that highlights a real event at school or in the surrounding community, featuring interviews, voice over, and reporter stand-up.
(3:00 Maximum TRT)

Sports Feature
An original news package that highlights an athlete or sporting event, featuring interviews, voice over, and reporter stand-up.
(3:00 Maximum TRT)

​Animated Short
A short story using two dimensional or three dimensional characters created on film or computer; includes animation using clay, objects, or models.

Comedy
Tells a humorous story; may incorporate comedic elements such as misunderstandings or satire.

Documentary
A film that provides a view of real life people, trends, or events.

Drama/Suspense
Tells a story that conveys emotion
in a creative way.

Music Video
Video pictures (still or live action) set to music, with or without lip synching.

PSA
A Public Service Announcement to inform the public or change public opinions, actions, or feelings.
(60 second Maximum TRT)

"Newbie" Film
Open to any student/groups who
are currently in their first year of
a production class. 
May consist of any film genre.
(4 min. max TRT)


*All entries are 7 minute max
unless otherwise noted.
 
 
Fall 813 Challenge:
Movie Trailer
Teams of up to 8 students per school gather on location for a one day challenge of creating a movie trailer based on an assigned title and prop.
(60 second Maximum TRT)

Winter 813 Challenge:
Music Video
Teams of up to 8 students per school gather on location for a one day challenge of creating a music video based on an assigned song.

Spring Break Challenge:
Short Film
Student teams are given 2 weeks (Spring Break and the week after) to create a short film using an assigned title, prop, and dialogue.

Contest Rules

-Entries may be produced by individuals, groups, or classes.
-All entries must be student written and produced in their entirety.
-All entries should be rated PG-13 or less.
-The use of copyright material is prohibited, unless you have proof from the copyright holder granting permission for use.

Submission Guidelines

-Each entry must complete the online submission form
-A 15 second excerpt must be submitted to be played at the awards showcase.
-A $5 entry fee is required for each video entry - sent to Sean Phillips @ Blake High School. Checks can be made payable to Blake HS TV & Film Boosters.
-No entry can be submitted for multiple categories.
-Schools may submit a maximum of 2 videos per category.
-Schools many submit 1 entry per 813 Challenge.
-General video entries are due no later than 11:59pm on March 29
-Winners will be selected by a panel of judges from the production industry.

Winter 813 Challenge: Music Video

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Coming Soon! Prepare your teams of 8!

Prompt will be released at 7am on Thursday, Feb. 22!

Entry Deadline: 5pm on Wednesday, Feb. 28. 

See "submission guidelines" above for the online submission form. 

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