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.


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