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|High School Student
|Filmmakers currently enrolled in grades 9-12. Both Fiction and Non-Fiction Narrative works will be accepted. Filmmakers must either be planning to apply or in the process of applying to a film school or conservatory. We accept submissions from anywhere in the world.
|Undergraduate or graduate filmmakers currently enrolled in a university or conservatory. Both Fiction and Non-Fiction Narrative works will be accepted. We accept submissions from anywhere in the world.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Made possible by Dr. and Mrs. Ron Redmond.
Film Stories Festival strives to provide young filmmakers with the opportunity to showcase their work in a professional setting. We understand and recognize that student filmmakers do not have enough outlets by which to gain deserved exposure and reject the idea that talent is defined by age.
We acknowledge that in this dizzying age of technological innovation, insubstantial stories are often disguised by HD gloss. In that sense, submitted films will not be judged by aesthetics alone, but rather by story-driven criteria.
We award what will endure.
When we look at our heroes we must not forget that they were once 16 or 17, burdened with the same doubts and the same fears.
Who was Alfred Hitchcock in high school? He was an introverted, untested, and altogether unknown individual.
So ask yourself, why not me?
Never stop dreaming,
CEO, Flashbulb Entertainment, LLC
USC School of Cinematic Arts
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Orange County's Premiere Student Film Festival!
The festival is a one-day event, featuring several large screenings, professional music, and community atmosphere. The event is sponsored by both national and local businesses, and is being held in San Clemente, California at the historic Casa Romantica Cultural Center!
Film Stories Festival was founded by Writer / Director / Producer Brian Ivie, CEO of the local film and theatre company, Flashbulb Entertainment, LLC. Brian (now 20 years old) is a student of USC's prestigious School of Cinematic Arts and created Flashbulb Entertainment in 2009 alongside 10 other SCHS graduates, who currently attend universities such as UCLA, UC Berkeley, Chapman, UCI, CSULB, and UCSB.
The festival, which originally ran under the name, "SC Film and Music Fest," is currently in its third year of operation, and has donated over $5,000 to arts programs such as SCHS Drama.
Last year, film submissions came in from all over the world, and were judged by renowned filmmaker Rian Johnson, winner of The Originality of Vision Prize at Sundance Film Festival 2005 and Writer / Director of the upcoming film, Looper, starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
This year, prized screenwriter, Stephen Susco (The Grudge, Red, High School) will be judging the event!
Brian Ivie (Festival Registrar); Colby Nordberg (Webmaster ); Tavis Robertson (Promoter ); Will Tober (Producer ); Zack Roman (Chief Financial Officer); Zack Roman (Festival Director )
Acceptance numbers will be based on applicant pool.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Film Stories Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Film Stories Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
Films and videos submitted to the Festival will be considered for competitive categories. By submitting your film for consideration for the Film Stories Festival you agree for Film Stories Festival to screen your short film if it is an official selection for this year's festival and are obligated to your commitment. All films must be between 2 and 30 minutes. Excess cursing, nudity, or violence could result in disqualification.
By submitting a film, the individual or corporation constitutes his/her full and complete acceptance of the terms hereof.