OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.
|We welcome all fictional work that deals with the theme of heroism in whatever way the filmmaker sees fit. All work needs to be appropriate for children.
|We welcome any and all experimental work that communicates some aspect of heroism in whatever way the filmmaker desires. All work needs to be appropriate for children.
|We welcome any documentary film that features a group or individual that could be viewed as heroic in some way. All work needs to be appropriate for children.
|We welcome any and all animated films that deal with the theme of heroism in some way. All work needs to be appropriate for children.
|The Ron Kovic Peacemaker Award
|The Ron Kovic Peacemaker Award will honor the filmmaker who best addresses the issues of Peace in a short film.
|The Dan Eldon Activist Award
|The Dan Eldon Activist Award will honor the filmmaker who best addresses the theme of activism in a short film.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Now more than ever, children, teachers, and parents yearn for messages of hope and courage to face the challenges that lie ahead. The MY HERO web site hosts thousands of stories of remarkable individuals written by children and adults alike. These stories serve to remind us that we all have the potential to overcome great obstacles and achieve our dreams by following in the footsteps of our heroes.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
MY HERO is a not for profit educational web project that celebrates the best of humanity. Our mission is to enlighten and inspire people of all ages with an ever-growing internet archive of hero stories from around the world. MY HERO uses current web technologies to provide a unique educational experience that promotes media literacy and cross cultural communication, peace, human rights and environmental awareness. MY HERO invites visitors of all ages to create and submit short films about those who have inspired and touched their lives.
Jeanne Meyers (Founder)
; Wendy Milette (Director)
Rules and Guidelines
ALL WORK NEEDS TO BE APPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN:
MY HERO will not accept films that promote hatred, violence, or intolerance. We strive to be an all-ages friendly site, so please keep that in mind when submitting a film for consideration. Work submitted to this film festival must celebrate a hero, explore concepts of heroism, or examine hero-related topics.
1. All work must be original, unless you have the express written consent of the original owner for use in your work.
2. Only films 10 minutes and under will be accepted. Works over 10 minutes at length will be accepted only at the discretion of the programming staff.
3. Acceptable film formats:
* DV (mini DV or DV Cam)
* DVD or CD (QuickTime movie files only)
4. If your film is selected to screen on our website then we will contact you to complete the required release/consent forms.
5. A panel of judges will review the films and award individuals or classes in each of the following categories:
* Elementary School Student
* Middle School Student
* High School Student
* College/Grad Student
6. Winners will receive a prize. Awards will be given to all finalists. Selected works will be featured on the MY HERO web site throughout the year.
We prefer Submissions Online using Secure Online Screeners.
Rights & Clearances
By submitting your film to MY HERO, you grant MY HERO permission and rights to place your film, if accepted, in its entirety on the MY HERO film festival website (this is mainly an ONLINE film festival, culminating in an awards ceremony). You also grant MY HERO rights to publish selected screenshots from your work on the MY HERO Web site and in promotional materials. You also grant MY HERO non-exclusive rights to use your film for promotional and educational purposes.
Up to $1,000.00 Cash Prizes available!
A note on the Festival Awards Ceremony: our festival screenings and Awards Ceremony take place at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. While we traditionally schedule our ceremonies for early December, the dates are subject to change within a month or two based on programming at USC. All winning filmmakers will be notified well in advance of any date changes.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By submitting your film to MY HERO, you grant MY HERO permission and rights to place your film in its entirety on the MY HERO film festival website (this is mainly an ONLINE film festival, culminating in an awards ceremony). You also grant MY HERO rights to publish selected screenshots from your work on the MY HERO Web site and in promotional materials. You also grant MY HERO non-exclusive rights to use your film for promotional and educational 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 MY HERO 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.