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SFF-YAC 2010

The Salem Film Festival Youth & Amateur Competition (SFF-YAC) has been created to showcase the talent of local amateur filmmakers of all ages. We want to see your vision on the big screen! Screenings of your work and informational forums will be held during the week prior to the festival as well as at a special award screening during the festival.

THANK YOU TO THE ROTARY CLUB OF SOUTH SALEM WHOSE SPONSORSHIP HELPED PROVIDE PRIZES FOR THE 2010 YOUTH & AMATEUR PROGRAM!

YOUTH entries are accepted by students in middle or high school.

AMATEUR entries are those created by filmmakers who are out of high
school, but who still have entry-level filmmaking skills.

SUBMISSION ENTRIES into the Youth & Amateur Competition must fall into one of the following categories:

Abstract/Artistic - 5 minute maximum entry length
Visual experiments and expressions in audiovisual media
Music Video - 5 minute maximum entry length
Storytelling through film with original music
Short Narrative - 10 minute maximum entry length
Creative fiction storytelling
Non-Fiction - 10 minute maximum entry length
Real-narrative, documentary and journalism

Excerpts of longer productions will be considered.

SCREENINGS & AWARDS
A jury of media professionals and enthusiasts will review and judge all film submissions, rating them for quality content in categories including, but not
limited to: writing, performance, cinematography and editing. Films ranking highest will be awarded Best In Class in each entry category for each entry
level:

• Youth Middle School (grades 6-8)
• Youth High School (grades 9-12)
• Amateur (ages 18-24)
• Amateur (ages 25+)


A collection of the winning films will be awarded prizes and will screen for the Youth and Amateur program during Salem Film Festival on Saturday, October 16th at 12:30pm at The Grand Theater.

72 HOUR CHALLENGE

START TIME: 5PM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1
STOP TIME: 5PM MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010


At 5pm on Friday, October 1st, filmmakers received an e-mail with the criteria that was required to include in their film:

genre: romantic comedy
character name/persona: Walter or Wendy Brown, a cartographer
prop: a pumpkin
one line of dialogue: Go to New York, for the pizza.


The then had until 5pm on Monday, October 4th to submit an original, finished film.

SCREENINGS & AWARDS
A jury of media professionals and enthusiasts have reviewed and judged all film submissions, rating them for quality content in categories including, but not
limited to: writing, performance, cinematography and editing. Films ranking highest and meeting all of the 72 Hour guidelines & criteria will be awarded
Best In Class in each entry category for each entry level:

• Youth Middle School (grades 6-8)
• Youth High School (grades 9-12)
• Amateur (ages 18-24)
• Amateur (ages 25+)


A collection of the winning films will be awarded prizes and will screen for the Youth and Amateur program during Salem Film Festival on Saturday, October 16th at 12:30pm at The Grand Theater.

 

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