19th Annual Standing Rock International Shorts Festival

28jan8:00 pm11:00 pm19th Annual Standing Rock International Shorts Festival

Event Details

The 19th Annual Standing Rock International Shorts Festival

This event will take place on Saturday, January 28, 2022 at 8pm. Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St., Downtown Kent, Ohio. A virtual film festival will take place if pandemic emergency protocols are necessary.

Open to all filmmakers and videographers worldwide with original work.

We are seeking films/videos that are 15 MINUTES IN LENGTH OR LESS

DEADLINE:

Nov. 30 First deadline
Dec. 31 Final deadline

Traditional approaches as well as experimental or unconventional entries are welcome. We look for Originality, Technical Skill, and Cultural Relevance as a way of screening our entries.

ABOUT THE COMPETITION:

The competition takes place in the 1st part of the festival, among shorts that are screened from around the world. There are two awards.

1. Juried Choice
2. People’s Choice

Criteria for Judging

1. Originality
2. Technical Skill
3. Cultural Relevance

Juried Choice Award is a framed certificate announcing Best of Show among the jurors.

People’s Choice Award is $200 U.S. Cash award. The audience is given a ballot and votes for a favorite at intermission. Ballots are counted and winner is announced at the end of the night. The winner of the People’s Choice award is also invited to be the featured artist for next year’s festival.

ENTRY FEE

The nonrefundable $10 entry fee for Ohio Residents & $15 for non-Ohio Residents is for each film or video submitted by November 30th.

Submissions from December 1st through December 31st will be a nonrefundable $15 entry fee for Ohio Residents & $20 for non-Ohio Residents for each film or video submitted.

TIME FRAME

Nov. 30 First deadline
Dec. 31 Final deadline
Jan. 4 Jury notifications sent
January 28th Film/Video Festival
Feb. 9 Films/Videos returned

Time

(Friday) 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Organizer

Standing Rock Cultural Arts

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are always seeking sponsors to help cover expenses for our art & educational activities. Donations are tax deductible. We thank our current sponsors & you for supporting the arts! 300 N Water St, Kent, OH 44240

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