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TO ALL THE STUDENTS:
Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

And special thanks to Entenmann's, the Kiwanis Clubs of Jackson, Toms River, and Long Beach Island, and Toms River Marquee Cinemas for your contributions!

Are you a New Jersey high school student looking for a great outlet to showcase your film work?
Well, look no further!
Submit your original film works to be shown at a red-carpet event
held in Mancini Hall at the Toms River Branch.
If selected, you will experience the thrill of your work viewed on a large screen by a supportive audience!
The 2016 Film Fest has concluded, but entry for next year's event will open in winter 2017!

Check out our award winners from 2015 by clicking here!

The Ocean County Library is accepting submissions through FilmFreeway.
Please click the link below to create a free account and submit your video!

The deadline for submissions is March 25, 2016.

Submissions are being accepted in the following categories (Please note the time limitations!):

Animation:
An illustrated or computer-animated film featuring a story or a plot. The visual technique provides the illusion of motion by displaying a collection of images in sequence. Limit 3 Minutes.

Commercial:
An advertisement for a company, local business or product. The object is to create an interest in the promotion of the advertisement and should be targeted to the public. Limit 90 Seconds.

Documentary:
Primarily for the purpose of education, instruction or historical record, documentaries cover a broad category of subjects intended to highlight some aspect of reality surrounding an issue, topic, or person of importance. The film should add value and promote discussion by bringing in new information, identifying unrecognized problems, providing or suggesting new solutions, or offering a unique perspective. Limit 5 Minutes.

Experimental:
The film should be characterized by abstract or avant-garde techniques, a poetic approach to a film’s construction, and or the absence of a linear narrative. Limit 5 Minutes.

Music Video:
A film integrating a song and imagery created for artistic purposes. The film should represent the artist's original work and emphasize the relationship between audio and video. Limit 5 Minutes.

News Coverage:
A segment that brings attention to an important issue ranging from local to global. Limit 3 Minutes.

OCL Promo - Ten Things I Love about my Library:
Create a piece that features "Ten Things you love about your library." The theme is based on the 10 year anniversary of the Ocean County Library Student Film Fest. Limit 2 Minutes.

(PSA) Public Service Announcement:
Create a message, with the objective of raising awareness, or changing public attitudes and behavior towards a social issue. Limit 2 Minutes.

School Coverage:
An informational segment about something happening at your school, such as academics, a sporting event, or a play, etc. Limit 3 Minutes.

Short Film:
It should be an original film that emphasizes a story. It should include character development, conflict and resolution with creative storylines that strive to keep the viewer engaged for the full length of the film. Subcategories include but are not limited to action, adventure, comedy, drama, and horror. Limit 5 Minutes.

Silent Film:
A film that contains no synchronized soundtrack and no spoken dialogue. It should emphasize a story. It should include character development, conflict and resolution with creative storylines that strive to keep the viewer engaged for the full length of the film. Subcategories include but are not limited to action, adventure, comedy, drama, and horror. Limit 5 Minutes.

Stop Motion / Claymation:
Limit 3 Minutes.


So, get busy shooting new work or submitting films already created provided that are you are of high school age!


THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE!



SUBMITTED MATERIAL
All projects must be original work. Maximum of 3 submissions per director.
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR WORK TO ONLY ONE CATEGORY.

JUDGING PROCESS
Films are evaluated for visual and audio quality, creativity and editing. The Judges look for submissions that are well-paced and tell a good story. The OCL Student Film Festival panel of judges is a group of librarians, educators, artists, film professionals and film enthusiasts When judging the panel looks at the video and audio quality of the film, the technical editing, the visual cinematography, the originality of the piece and finally, if the film achieves its stated goal. This last element is the deciding factor. The film must successfully tell its story or achieve its true intention.

SELECTION & NOTIFICATION
All filmmakers who have been selected for the festival will be notified via email through Film Freeway in April, 2016. All films are subject to final approval by the Ocean County Library before screening.

PERMISSION
In submitting projects to the Ocean County Library Film Festival, the filmmaker agrees that the film, if selected, may be screened at the festival and be used for publicity and promotional uses by the Ocean County Library. The person submitting the entry form is authorized to enter the project into the Ocean County Library Film Festival.

SPONSORED BY
the Kiwanis Clubs of Ocean County, Toms River Rotary Club, the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission, and the Ocean County Library.

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