City of Troy, Troy School District and the Troy Alliance Against Hate Crimes
Sponsor Not in Our School Student Film Festival
The City of Troy, Troy Public Library, Troy School District and the Troy-Area Alliance Against Hate Crimes are pleased to announce the 2018 Not in Our School Student Film Festival. October is Anti-Bullying Month. This film festival honors student films that center around the topic of Bullying creatively reflecting the theme with a strong narrative to: Anti-Bullying/Not In Our School.
Entries will be accepted now through Sunday, February 4, 2018 at midnight. Entries must be submitted in .mp4 format via our FilmFreeway page: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/NotInMySchool
Winners will be notified on or before February 16, 2018. The top 12 winners will have their films premiered at a screening at the MJR Troy Grand Digital Cinema 16 at the Not in Our Town Film Festival on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, from 7-9 pm. The screenings will be free to attend for winners and their families.
“We are so pleased to be able to offer students in our community a voice. We have not only some of the brightest students in the country, but also some of the most compassionate,” Troy Alliance Against Hate Crimes President Jen Hilzinger said. “As a community we are proud to support these voices as a beaming example for not just our state and nation, but the world.”
This competition is open to students from Troy area schools in Grades 9-12 during the 2017-2018 school year. All entries must be the original work of the student(s). Individuals or teams of students may create and submit entries and a maximum of four students will be recognized per entry. One entry per person, whether individual or group participation.
The short film must be between 3 and 5 minutes in duration, no longer than 5 minutes, not including credits. Limited use of copyrighted material will be permitted in the entry as long as it is a lawful or “fair” use, and so long as such use does not overwhelm the contribution of the student(s).
School staff and faculty may provide guidance and critiques but may not participate in conceiving and producing the video. Students are not required to have a teacher advisor in order to participate. By submitting an entry, entrants (1) represent that their entries constitute original works of creativity that do not violate the property rights of any other person, and (2) grant the Troy School District, the City of Troy, and the TAAHC the right to exhibit, distribute, televise and otherwise use the entries in various media. Prize recipients will be determined by judges selected by TAAHC and the judges’ decision will be final.
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