Student Film Festival accepting entries

Ocean County Library Student Film Festival is currently accepting original film works by high school students up. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Entries must be original work and can be submitted via U.S. mail or electronically to OCLFilmFest@gmail.com.

Films will be shown at a red carpet event at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library on Saturday, May 10, 2013 at 6 p.m. Awards will be presented to the winners in the following categories: animation, stop motion, commercial, documentary, full feature, silent, news, sports short, commercial, documentary, P.S.A, short feature, experimental, and music video. Feature films should be no longer than 20 minutes in length.

Applications with guidelines for film submission are available at www.theoceancountylibrary.org or at Ocean County Library branches. The Festival’s judging panel is comprised of film media educators, artists, librarians and various film industry enthusiasts.  Judging criteria is based on several factors including originality, editing, audio quality and whether the film achieves its stated goal. Students do not need to attend school in Ocean County to submit a film. Last year, the Festival received more than 120 films submissions from national and international independent filmmakers.

Funding for the Ocean County Library Student Film Festival is made possible in part by the Ocean County Library, the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission, and the Kiwanis clubs in Ocean County.

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