Big Splash Student Film Festival

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The Iredell-Statesville Schools Career Academy & Technical School cordially invites your students to participate in the inaugural Big Splash Student Film Festival. 

Student groups may submit their shorts for a chance at several awards.  The top scoring films will be screened at a Red Carpet event in Troutman, NC on Thursday, May 25, 2023.



·      Films must be entirely produced by current high school students enrolled in a public, private, or charter school residing in Iredell, Alexander, Rowan, Cabarrus, Catawba or Mecklenburg counties.

·      Films must have been produced in the 2022-2023 school year.

·      Films must have a running time less than 30 minutes.

·      Student filmmakers must be at least 13 years old to enter.


Selection of Winners:

·      Entries will be judged based upon:

o   Overall Project Creativity

o   Story Development

o   Performance

o   Editing

o   Videography

o   Audio

o   Lighting



·      Best Picture

·      Best Director

·      Best Actor

·      Best Actress

·      Excellence in Storytelling

·      Excellence in Cinematography

·      Excellence in Editing