Princeton Student Film & Video Festival 2013 Entry Form

ENTRY FORM for the 2013 PRINCETON STUDENT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL FESTIVAL DATES: Wednesday July 17 and Thursday July 18, 2013 LOCATION: The Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, New Jersey DEADLINE TO ENTER: All entries must arrive before but no later than June 1, 2013 There is no fee to enter. ELIGIBILITY: The festivals accepts films from state, national and international high school and college students, or home-schooled, unschooled or not in school youth ages 14-25. All entries must be submitted either by mailing a DVD or as a link to a high- resolution download on an FTP site/file transfer website. Students may submit more than one film but must submit each film on separate DVDs or file transfer. If submitting more than one entry please complete this form and send for each film. Films should have a running time of 20 minutes or shorter. Music used in the films should be original, if not, the music should be obtained from a royalty-free service or music you have paid or received permission to use. ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The Princeton Student Film & Video Festival is sponsored by the Princeton Public Library and is in its 10th consecutive year. We provide the opportunity and venue for youth filmmakers (ages 14-25) to screen their work to a broad audience. The festival attendance reaches capacity audiences with about 150 people per night, with lots of appreciation and lively feedback for the filmmakers. The selected films will be screened in Princeton over two nights -- Wednesday July 17 and Thursday July 18, 2013 at the Princeton Public Library located at 65 Witherspoon Street in downtown Princeton, New Jersey. For more festival information please go to: http://www.princetonlibrary.org/find/teens/student-film-festival There is no admission to attend the screenings, which are intended for a teen and adult audience. SELECTION PROCESS: Selected films will be screened by the 2013 Princeton Student Film & Video Festival Selection Committee, which is made up of the festival coordinators, librarians, filmmakers and student volunteers. Films are evaluated for their visual and audio quality. We also take into consideration the filmmaker’s attention to editing with creativity and skill to shape the story and set a good pace for the film. We value submissions that tell a good story. Decisions are made by the discretion of the committee and all decisions are final. All filmmakers who have been selected for the festival will be notified in mid-June, 2013. Filmmakers with entries not selected will not be notified individually, however any inquires about selection status or other concerns are welcome. Please contact PSF&VF Coordinator Susan Conlon at sconlon@princetonlibrary.org with any questions. All films must be an original work and have a running time of not more than 20 minutes. NOTE: Less experienced filmmakers should consider submitting films with a total running time of 5 minutes or less; short, well-edited films are more likely to favorably considered. In past years the longer and more ambitious films accepted as selections for this festival were the work of students with more experience. So: If you think your film is too long, chances are that we will too! SUBMITTING YOUR WORK: All films must be complete – no rough cuts to hold a spot for a finished work will be accepted. All entries must be submitted either by mailing a DVD or as a link to a high- resolution download on an FTP site/file transfer website. Students may submit more than one film but must submit each film on separate DVDs or file transfer. If submitting more than one entry please complete this form and send for each film. Submitted materials will not be returned. All entries must be submitted either by mailing a DVD or as a link to a high resolution download on an FTP site/file transfer website. Students may submit more than one film but must submit each film on separate DVDs or file transfer. Please indicate which method on the entry form. Entries for consideration for both festival can be mailed to: Princeton Public Library 65 Witherspoon Street Princeton, NJ 08542 ATTN: PSF&VF Please write a brief summary of the film that can be used for the festival materials, on the entry form. Please indicate your intent (as you know it at the time of entry) to attend the festival dates on the entry form. Submit your film by the entry deadline: June 1, 2013. Please "Continue" to go to the application.