Contests

College Broadcasters, Inc. 2014 National Student Production Awards
The National Student Production Awards highlight student achievement in on-campus student media. Students may submit media projects created for a campus media outlet or college credit course to the contest. There are a multitude of awards given for projects under the categories video/television, audio/radio, and combined. Students interested in applying, contact Steve Runyon at runyon@usfca.edu for a waived entry fee.

Deadline: May 9, 2014

For more information, visit http://www.askcbi.org/?page_id=4409 

Heaven on Earth Video Contest
The Heaven Now Project is sponsering a video contest to answer the question "What would Heaven on Earth be like?" Contestants are invited to submit a 2-10 minute video that will open up people's minds to heaven on earth being a possibility in our real world. Videos may be abstract stories, narratives, or anything else.  The Enter for a chance to win the $3,000.00 grand prize, plus 14 other prizes (over $6,000 total). Contestants are invited to submit their entries beginning March 15, 2014. Judging and public voting will be conducted March 15, 2014 through January 20, 2015. Winners will be announced February 1, 2015.

Deadline: January 20, 2015

To enter a video, to vote on videos, or for more information go to: Heaven-Now.org/heaven-on-earth-contest/

2014 PromaxBDA Student Story Challenge
 
The PromaxBDA Student Story Challenge provides students with an opportunity to write, produce, direct, and edit a short-form promotion story about yourself. The Catch—you cannot place yourself in the actual video. Tell yourself using graphics, video, sound and script at your discretion.  The winner will receive $1,500 cash prize, PromaxBDA Award, full registration to The Conference 2014, one seat at Student Portfolio Night and HR Roundtable at The Conference 2014.

Deadline: March 16, 2014

For more information, visit promaxbda.org/awards/current-awards/2014-student-story-challenge
   

The Ivy Film Festival
Since its founding in 2001, IFF has become the largest student-run film festival in the world. This is a festival for students, run by students. IFF offers a unique opportunity for student filmmakers to screen their work, network with other filmmakers, and meet industry professionals. Please submit undergraduate or graduate films (short or feature length), TV pilots/scripts, and/or screenplays for our upcoming festival on April 14-20, 2014 hosted on the campus of Brown University. Films may be submitted online at withoutabox.com or via mail. 

Extended Screenplay Deadline: February 20, 2014
Extended Film Deadline: March 1, 2014

Visit ivyfilmfestival.com/submission for more details on how to submit. 

Indie Fest
The Indie Fest is an independent, top-tier international awards competition. We invite entries from filmmakers, television producers, videographers and new media creators. Awards go to those who produce high-quality, stand-out productions. Each year several awards are given, such as the Fast Focus Short Film Public Television Award, In-kind $1500 production studio opportunity, In-kind $10,100 post production opportunity, humanitarian award, and free $375 Indie Fest statuette to Best of Show winners.

Deadline: February 14th, 2014

For More information and entry form, visit theindiefest.com
   

Bay Motion Video Mashup Contest
This fall, the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is celebrating the ‘Year of the Bay,’ marking several major milestones for the San Francisco Bay, including the opening of the new Eastern span of the Bay Bridge, the America’s Cup, the installation of The Bay Lights, and the 150th anniversary of the Port of San Francisco.

OMCA's exhibition, Bay Motion: Capturing San Francisco Bay on Film, highlights the Prelinger Archives, a collection of over 60,000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. Located in the Gallery of California Art, this multiple-screen installation presents a rich and often surprising selection of archival images captured by amateur, professional and industrial camera people, that narrates the story of the Bay from the beginning of cinema through the 1970s.

The Bay Motion Video Mashup Contest invites you to create a video collage that captures your personal relationship to the San Francisco Bay. Using footage from the Prelinger Archives or your own, produce a unique video that remixes the original footage into something that captures a unique perspective on San Francisco Bay. Tag your video on Instagram using #BayMotion and #yearofthebay, or send your video as an attachment to socialmedia@museumca.org with the video title, a brief description, and your name, and we'll upload it to OMCA’s YouTube channel.

Deadline: February 20th, 2014

For more contest information, please visit museumca.org/mashup  

 

Giant Sweep Student Video Contest

Giant Sweep Student Video contest is a public service video contest for students film makers who want to make a difference in their community. It takes a team effort to fight litter, graffiti and illegal dumping to keep San Francisco a world-class city. Your video can help make a difference by encouraging positive behaviors that help keep our city beautiful. Enter your video for a chance to win $1,000.

Deadline: February 28th, 2014  

Visit SFGiantSweep.org for contest details