Ashland Independent Film Festival ~ LAUNCH Student Film Competition 2016

Ready, Set, LAUNCH!

We are looking for storytellers for the LAUNCH Student Film Competition with short films that are innovative,  creative, original, inspiring, relevant, compelling, entertaining, thought-provoking, funny, and unique.

Do you have a great story to share?  Here’s what you need to know:

  • No entry fee—it’s FREE!
  • Films need to be 5 minutes or under.
  • Genres include animation, claymation, documentary, or narrative—it’s up to you!
  • Five categories: grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12, college undergrads, and PridePrize.
  • Winners receive CASH prizes!
  • Students must live in Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine or Klamath counties in OR; Del Norte or Siskiyou counties in CA.
  • Fill out the LAUNCH Entry Form today!
  • Have a question? Check out our LAUNCH FAQs, or contact us at [email protected].
  • LAUNCH winning films from past festivals can be viewed on our website.
  • Deadline ~ January 15, 2016.

Introducing the PridePrize

A Component of the LAUNCH Film Competition

To celebrate diversity, identity, and discovery through the art of film, we now offer a special prize for outstanding student-made films that speak to the LGBTQ+ experience. All regional student filmmakers, grades 9-12 and college undergrads, are eligible for the PridePrize ($500) if the following criteria are met:

  • First, you must be eligible for the LAUNCH competition (see Submission info).
  • Next, your film must comply with LAUNCH guidelines.
  • Finally, the film must be LGBTQ+ themed.

Your LGBTQ+ friendly film may be about youth/adults and the issues (social, political, etc.), contemporary or historical, which affect the lives of individuals, groups,
their communities, and our society at-large.

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