Two weeks left to submit entries for Film and Video Festival at Lycoming College

Two weeks remain for submitting entries to Lycoming College’s 9th annual Student Film and Video Festival. Students currently enrolled at a post-secondary school in Pennsylvania are invited to submit a film or animated work by midnight on April 1.

Eligibility and Submission Criteria

  • Films must have been made by an undergraduate student(s) at any Pennsylvania school enrolled during the 2015-2016 academic year.
  • Categories: Narrative or Documentary, Experimental, and Animation. Awards will be given to the best film in each category. The Tom Woodruff Jr. Grand Jury Prize will be awarded to the best submission by a Lycoming College student. All other category awards are open to any student enrolled in a Pennsylvania college or university.
  • Run time: 12 minutes or less
  • Work must have been completed within the last two academic years
  • Acceptable preview format: Playable link or downloadable file via file sharing (see below)
  • Acceptable submission formats: Downloadable Quicktime files (.mov files) (see below)
  • Each student may submit up to two works
  • There is no submission fee
  • Submissions from previous years are not accepted
  • Notifications of acceptance will be sent by April 5.

Submission Instructions
Please send the following information to peterson@lycoming.edu.

  1. Personal information: Name, phone number, mailing address, email, school, year of study, major field of study. Please include this information in the body of your email, not as an attachment.
  2. Email Subject Line: "Student submission to Film and Video Festival"
  3. Film information: Title, director, year of completion, run time, category, and film synopsis between 50-100 words, and film still (jpeg no greater than 2 MB). Please include this information in the body of your email, not as an attachment.
  4. When submitting your file: Playable links are acceptable for submission, however, should your film be accepted, be prepared to transfer your file via Dropbox or other file sharing links such as www.wetransfer.com or googledocs. Do not send as an attachment.

Winning videos will be shown at a screening on April 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Carmike Cinema Center (formally the Digiplex) in Williamsport, Pa. The festival screening will be free and open to the public.

Questions can be directed to:
Leah Peterson
Associate professor of digital media and department chair
peterson@lycoming.edu
570-321-4340

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