Rome International Film Festival to host student film contest

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Students throughout Northwest Georgia will have the chance to tell visual stories before an international audience in a competitive atmosphere as well as learn about the film industry during this year’s Rome International Film Festival.

RIFF will host a Student Film Contest as part of the RIFF Academy in its ongoing efforts to engage with young filmmakers in the Northwest Georgia region and beyond. The film contest is currently accepting submissions online until midnight on Friday, Oct. 4.

“It’s part of RIFF’s mission to help foster artistic growth for students, starting at the elementary school level all the way up through college,” says RIFF Executive Director Seth Ingram.

The RIFF Student Film Contest is divided into four categories – 3rd-5th grade, 6th-8th grade, high school and college. Categories may be subject to change depending on the amount of entries received in each category.

The top three films for each category will be selected for the gold, silver and bronze awards.

To be eligible: films must be no longer than ten minutes, include credits at the end and opening titles near the beginning, submitted online via an unlisted or private YouTube or Vimeo link with a password provided if it is private, and not posted for the general public to view until after the contest is over, include all contact information on the entry form and suitable for all ages. See more at Northwest Georgia News.

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