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THIS CATEGORY IS FOR FILMMAKERS WHO ARE 18 AND YOUNGER. While filmmakers from around the globe are welcome to submit, acceptance preference will be... More
THIS CATEGORY IS FOR FILMMAKERS WHO ARE 18 AND YOUNGER. While filmmakers from around the globe are welcome to submit, acceptance preference will be given to filmmakers residing in nearest to West Chester, Pennsylvania. All films must be in keeping with the MPAA ratings of G, PG, or PG-13. Upon submission, a residency zip code and confirmation of age will be required in order to determine eligibility. This category is not a judged competition, there are no awards. Multiple entries by youths are not permitted - one film per youth only. Less

Films that are typically live-action, non-comedic, and follow straightforward narrative forms.
Films that are typically live-action, non-comedic, and follow straightforward narrative forms. Less

Comedy films are generally live-action films with a humorous plot or premise.
Comedy films are generally live-action films with a humorous plot or premise. Less

Documentary Films can be live action, animated, or multimedia, and feature a subject matter detailing actual events or people. "Mockumentaries... More
Documentary Films can be live action, animated, or multimedia, and feature a subject matter detailing actual events or people. "Mockumentaries" should be submitted in the Comedy category. Less

Animated films are films which tell their story through a sequence of still images, usually drawn (using a computer or more traditional methods). Sub... More
Animated films are films which tell their story through a sequence of still images, usually drawn (using a computer or more traditional methods). Subject matter can vary widely from children's entertainment to more adult-themed fare. Less

Art/Experimental films tell their story using artistic, innovative, or nontraditional methods. Plot lines can cover a wide array of topics, or be... More
Art/Experimental films tell their story using artistic, innovative, or nontraditional methods. Plot lines can cover a wide array of topics, or be nearly non-existent. Less

Films that are typically live-action, non-comedic, and follow straightforward narrative forms, as produced by post-secondary (university) students. ... More
Films that are typically live-action, non-comedic, and follow straightforward narrative forms, as produced by post-secondary (university) students. To qualify for the Student Filmmaker Categories, a filmmaker must be enrolled in Film School or undergraduate or post graduate university, or have graduated in 2017. Films completed as thesis or class projects in 2016 and 2017 will be accepted, even if the student filmmaker has graduated. A copy of the Student I.D. as provided from the school is required with the submission. If submitting using Withoutabox's Secure Online Screener, a scan of the ID can be emailed to films@westchesterfilmfestival.com, or a photocopy snail-mailed to our address. ALWAYS include the name of your film and the WAB entry number on all correspondence. Less

Student comedy films are generally live-action films with a humorous plot or premise, as produced by post-secondary (university) students. To quali... More
Student comedy films are generally live-action films with a humorous plot or premise, as produced by post-secondary (university) students. To qualify for the Student Filmmaker Categories, a filmmaker must be enrolled in Film School or undergraduate or post graduate university, or have graduated in 2017. Films completed as thesis or class projects in 2016 and 2017 will be accepted, even if the student filmmaker has graduated. A copy of the Student I.D. as provided from the school is required with the submission. If submitting using Withoutabox's Secure Online Screener, a scan of the ID can be emailed to films@westchesterfilmfestival.com, or a photocopy snail-mailed to our address. ALWAYS include the name of your film and the WAB entry number on all correspondence. Less

Animated films tell their story through a sequence of still images, usually drawn (using a computer or more traditional methods). Subject matter can ... More
Animated films tell their story through a sequence of still images, usually drawn (using a computer or more traditional methods). Subject matter can vary widely from children's entertainment to more adult-themed fare. To qualify for the Student Filmmaker Categories, a filmmaker must be enrolled in Film School or undergraduate or post graduate university, or have graduated in 2017. Films completed as thesis or class projects in 2016 and 2017 will be accepted, even if the student filmmaker has graduated. A copy of the Student I.D. as provided from the school is required with the submission. If submitting using Withoutabox's Secure Online Screener, a scan of the ID can be emailed to films@westchesterfilmfestival.com, or a photocopy snail-mailed to our address. ALWAYS include the name of your film and the WAB entry number on all correspondence. Less

Documentary Films can be live action, animated, or multimedia, and feature a subject matter detailing actual events or people. "Mockumentaries&q... More
Documentary Films can be live action, animated, or multimedia, and feature a subject matter detailing actual events or people. "Mockumentaries" should be submitted in the Comedy category. To qualify for the Student Filmmaker Categories, a filmmaker must be enrolled in Film School or undergraduate or post graduate university, or have graduated in 2017. Films completed as thesis or class projects in 2016 and 2017 will be accepted, even if the student filmmaker has graduated. A copy of the Student I.D. as provided from the school is required with the submission. If submitting using Withoutabox's Secure Online Screener, a scan of the ID can be emailed to films@westchesterfilmfestival.com, or a photocopy snail-mailed to our address. ALWAYS include the name of your film and the WAB entry number on all correspondence. Less

Art/Experimental films tell their story using artistic, innovative, or nontraditional methods. Plot lines can cover a wide array of topics, or be n... More
Art/Experimental films tell their story using artistic, innovative, or nontraditional methods. Plot lines can cover a wide array of topics, or be nearly non-existent. To qualify for the Student Filmmaker Categories, a filmmaker must be enrolled in Film School or undergraduate or post graduate university, or have graduated in 2017. Films completed as thesis or class projects in 2016 and 2017 will be accepted, even if the student filmmaker has graduated. A copy of the Student I.D. as provided from the school is required with the submission. If submitting using Withoutabox's Secure Online Screener, a scan of the ID can be emailed to films@westchesterfilmfestival.com, or a photocopy snail-mailed to our address. ALWAYS include the name of your film and the WAB entry number on all correspondence. Less


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