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PTE Filmfest has been cancelled for the school year :(

Calling all filmmakers!!!!!  

 

We are proud to announce our very first campus filmfest.  Here is all the info:

Vision:


Using their unique voices, students will express their passion, interests, and knowledge through the creation of a video.

Objectives:

  • Promote more engagement in the classroom
  • Support Strategic Design
  • Support student-centered learning
  • Showcase student creations
  • Give teachers opportunities to provide students an authentic audience for the  synthesis of their learning

Each entry must fit into one of the following four categories:

 Elementary

  • Public Service Announcement: (30 sec – 2 mins) Any message that is of interest to a specific audience with the purpose of raising awareness or changing attitudes and behavior towards a social issue.
  • Documentary/Cultural: (1 min – 7 mins) A nonfictional film intended to document some aspect of reality for the purpose of maintaining a historical record.  Documentary films focus on real life and often include footage of events as they happened and interviews.  Documentary films could feature a real-life person, event, your community or culture, even yourself.
  •  Instructional: (1 min – 5 mins) An educational or “how-to” film intended to inform or teach the viewer about a specific topic. This could be in the form of a commercial, demonstration, a technical support video, etc.
  •  Story:  (1 min – 7 min) Any film that tells a fictional story with the purpose of entertaining viewers. Story category films could include film types such as drama, action, science fiction, mystery, or adventure.
  •  Animation/Stop Motion: (1 min – 7 min) Any animated film that tells a fictional story with the purpose of entertaining viewers. Animated category films could include film types such as comedy, drama, action, science fiction, mystery, or adventure.

Any film exceeding the time limit will be disqualified.

 

Rules

  • Film must be created by currently enrolled students of Lewisville ISD.

 

  • There is no limit to the number of students in any group entering a film, but only a total of five (5) students can be officially recognized and included in the entry submission. 

 

  • Films must be uploaded to YouTube, Google Drive, or any video-hosting website, your personal website, or an online file hosting service, and be available to the public online through June 2020.

 

  • You may enter more than one film; however, each film should be submitted only once.

 

  • Films should meet time limits listed for the specific film category.

 

  • Content of videos submitted must adhere to the Lewisville ISD dress and safety codes and the Student Code of Conduct guidelines.

 

  • Lewisville ISD or the PTE Film Fest Committee may disqualify any entry deemed inappropriate within its sole discretion.

 

  • The PTE Film Festival Committee reserves the right to declare no winner for a specific category/entry level if there are no suitable entries. Any film category that does not have 3 submissions will not be judged.

 

  • By submitting a film, the contestant(s) grant(s) Lewisville ISD the right to publish the film in part or in whole in any medium, and states that they have full permission and consent from all individuals who appear in the film.

 

  • Videos that violate Fair Use guidelines for copyright will be disqualified.

 

Use of Third Party Resources

The spirit of the competition is for the students to create an original work, and overuse of stock video may undermine the originality of the film.  Overuse of stock video and photos will lead to disqualification.

YouTube Pertinent Information

If using YouTube video clips in the student film, I must:

  • Be over age 13 with parent consent or age 18.
  • Then I must follow the fair use guidelines
    • 10% or 30 seconds of a song, whichever is less
    • 10% or 3 minutes of a movie, whichever is less
  • And also use only the YouTube video editor to create my film.

If posting a video to YouTube:

  • I am over 13 with parent consent or age 18 I may post
  • I am under the age of 13, I must use my parent’s account.

For more information visit https://www.youtube.com/t/terms

Judging Criteria:

The judges’ panel is comprised of Prairie Trail teachers and staff members. The privacy of student information is respected and is COPPA compliant.

Judges watch all films submitted in one age group and/or category, then evaluate them based on the Film Festival rubric.

 

How can I improve the quality of my video?

Here are three technical areas which can help dramatically improve the quality of any entry:

  • Review the Rubric.
  • Use a tripod when possible.
  • Make sure you have good lighting – as much light as possible is better.  Make sure the light is behind the camera, not in front of it.
  • Get the best audio you can – use headphones if your camera has a headphone jack, get close to the sound source so that it can be heard clearly, and if possible, use an external microphone.

How long does my film have to be?

See specific categories for time limits.

How will the films be judged?

The judges’ panel is comprised of educators. The privacy of student information is respected and is COPPA compliant.

Judges watch all films submitted in one age group and/or category, then evaluate them based on the LISD film festival rubrics.

How do I enter?

The entire entry process is online by completing the following steps.

  1. Upload your final film to YouTube, Google Drive, or any video-hosting website, your personal website, or an online file hosting service.  Be sure to make it available publicly online through June 2020.  If using Google Drive share setting should be “Anyone who has the link can access.”  No Sign-in should be required. These settings must be saved in an internet browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.), not in the Google Drive App.
  2.  Share with Mr. Clayton and Ms. Howell and make sure you follow the instructions carefully.