Get Shortie!

MHz Education and The Documentary Center at the George Washington University’s international Shortie Awards Student Film & News Festival deadline is now April 11th. There are three age categories: 7-10 Years (2nd – 5th Grade), 11-14 Years (6th – 8th Grade), 15-18 Years (9th-12thGrade), and what makes this celebration a bit different – a Teacher-Created Category (K-12 teachers only). The genres are fairly flexible for live action and animation, and can be up to ten minutes in length.

As is usual when I mention a contest or festival, there is something to be gained whether you enter or not. In this instance, I direct your attention to the rules and guidelines PDF. There is a very nice rubric at the bottom looking at about a dozen different elements, carefully weighing them in the overall telling of the story.

Up next – Adobe’s “My Community — My Planet — My 21st Century” high school Innovation Awards with a May 12th deadline.


  1. Fred Delventhal

    Hey Joe!

    Just want to put in another plug for the Shortie Awards. This is a perfect festival if people have never entered one before. We’ll be submitting several movies from my school this year just as we have for the past several years.

    They have many of the past winners up on TeacherTube now too.

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