Just got a press release for a local community film festival for grades 5 to 12. More on that a few lines down. The BIG news in the release though is that Moby has made some of his music available for non-profit film makers. Just register for a free account.
And if you are anywhere around the northwest suburbs of Chicago, you might look into Schaumburg’s “Screen Test” Film Festival. Unlike most of the contests I run across, this one is unique because it’s run by a community’s performing center for the arts. If you are not close enough to participate, take a look at their site and application process for ideas to host your own celebration of student work, large or small.
You can read the post on the first annual festival here. Last year’s winner went on to be shown at the Chicago Children’s Film Festival and the international Kids for Kids film festival in Naples, Italy.