About High School Film Competition
Launched in 2010, the High School Film Competition, presented by founding sponsors Robert & Alison Spoonmore, encourages tomorrow’s filmmakers to follow their passion and create short films that push their talents, creativity, and art to the next level. Selected films will be chosen to screen during the Indy Shorts International Film Festival on July 18-23, 2023.
Films completed while enrolled in a high school program, made in 2022 or 2023, are eligible. Submissions for high school students are FREE. The director(s) must have been in high school and not yet started university when the film was completed. The director(s) must not have graduated from high school any earlier than Summer 2022. HSFC short films should be a maximum of 15 minutes 59 seconds in length.
Shorts made by talented high school students from around the world will compete for the High School Film Competition ($2,000 Summer White Lynch Memorial Grand Prize, Underwritten by Gary D. and Marlene Cohen) and the HSFC Indiana Spotlight Winner ($1,500 Cash Prize).
View more information on High School Film Competition and submit your film here.
Dates & Links
Please submit projects in the Indiana Spotlight High School Film Competition if in Indiana and to the High School Film Competition category. If outside Indiana, submit at https://filmfreeway.com/HeartlandFilmIndyShorts.
Submission Deadline – April 16, 2023
Notification Date – Early June, 2023
Indy Shorts International Film Festival – July 18 – 23, 2023
For more information about the High School Film Competition, contact Heartland Film’s Community Outreach Coordinator, Abi Lindstedt, at firstname.lastname@example.org.