The Semi-Finals are On!
The Second Annual Young Minds Digital Times Student Film Competition is underway. We had 727 students register to be a part of the contest – some submitted films while others registered in order to participate in the public voting. Yet, this year we are excited to announce that the contest has shown a 500% increase from last year and represents students from 62 schools in 23 states.
After our extensive Public Voting we are now into our Semi-Final round. We have narrowed our 262 film entries down to approximately 68 films. These films represent each of our categories:
Freeform Category: The sky is the limit in this category. Students were given an opportunity to create an original film in one or more of the following film styles:
Animation : original digital, drawn, and stop motion creations.
Comedic Creation: Designed to get the biggest laugh, students created original comedy films.
Documentary: Student created news features, historical narrative, and important topics.
One Take Wonder: A single take created without the use of editing.
Music Video: Students’ original music is showcased and captured on film to tell a story.
Non-Moving: Original automated power points and class presentations.
Short Film: Any original fictional films created by the students.
Doing Good Category –Students were asked to create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) that responded to, or incorporated, the Students’ Education Proclamation. The Education Proclamation’s goal is to help students’ perspectives become acknowledged — to grab the attention of our public and elected officials, and have them hear what students have to say about their rights to a 21st-century education.
All the pieces are in place and the judges are ready: Who will make it to the Finals and our Grand Prize Round!?! To view the films yourself, check out our Young Minds Digital Times Film Site!
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