2019 Student Film Competition Registration Form
The Thunder Bay International Film Festival is an annual celebration of ocean- and Great Lakes-inspired films produced in partnership with the International Ocean Film Festival. For this year's Thunder Bay International Film Festival Student Film Competition, we want to know what EXPLORATION means to you!

We thank you in advance for your interest in the TBIFF Student Film Competition and look forward to viewing your film! Please register your submission via this form, and read the Competition Guidelines and Rules & Eligibility found at the end of the document. When you complete the form, there is space to insert the link to your film under Film Information.

If you have questions, please contact Sarah Waters at sarah.a.waters@noaa.gov or 989-884-6204.

Thank you!

Please check one *
If more than one student collaborated on the film, please register as a Group Submission.
Please check grade level(s) of student(s) submitting film
Film Information
Please answer all of these questions about the film.
Title of the film *
Your answer
Length of film *
Film must be less than five (5) minutes to qualify (minutes, seconds)
Your answer
Please provide a brief synopsis of the film *
100 words maximum
Your answer
How will you be submitting your film? *
If you selected "providing a link to online source" in the previous section, please insert your final submission link the text box below.
Note: Your submission will not be final until you have submitted your film.
Your answer
Primary Contact Information - Student
Please submit contact information for the primary student contact for this film entry.
Primary Contact - Student Name *
Your answer
School Name and Location *
For example: Alpena High School, Alpena, MI
Your answer
School Street Address *
Your answer
School City, State, Zip Code *
Your answer
Country *
Your answer
Primary Contact - Student Email Address *
Your answer
Primary Contact - Student Phone Number *
Your answer
If this is a Group Submission, please list the full names and grades of all participating students.
Please separate names and grades with a comma and semi colon (;). For example: John Smith, 9th; Mary Lewis, 10th; Tina Myer, 9th.
Your answer
Secondary Contact - Teacher, Parent, or Mentor
Please provide the contact information for one teacher or parent who has agreed to be the secondary contact for this film submission.
Secondary Contact - Name *
Your answer
Secondary Contact *
Check all options that apply.
Secondary Contact - Email Address *
Your answer
Secondary Contact - Phone Number *
Your answer
Please list the name(s) of your local newspaper publications for potential media outreach.
Your answer
Terms and Conditions

Subject matter should focus on the theme, #ExplorationIs, and it should connect to how you explore the world around you.

All film genres will be accepted.

We encourage creativity with all film entries!


Entries will be accepted from all students in grades 8-12th. Entry is not exclusive to organized school programs.

Film submissions must be 5 minutes or less in length (including credits).

Films must be produced and made in entirety by student(s) or student teams, but entrants can have an adult mentor.

All audio/video/graphic content must be original, copyright free or have written permission, and be properly documented.

Video creation tools will be allowed for production, with documented use of such tools.

Final submissions should be in .MOV format (1080 Widescreen preferred) and must include a completed student submission form. The Thunder Bay International Film Festival (TBIFF) is an annual celebration of ocean- and Great Lakes-inspired films produced in partnership with the International Ocean Film Festival.

By submitting to the festival, I agree to the Competition Guidelines and Rules & Eligibility. If any of these criteria are not met, I understand that my entry will be disqualified. *
I hereby warrant that I have the right to grant this license and that I have sole copyright ownership of the photograph(s)/video/film/sound footage used in the submitted film. *
By submitting an entry to the festival, I also agree to release the content to the Thunder Bay International Film Festival for any future promotions and programming. *
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