All American High School Film Festival

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All American High School Film Festival

The All American High School Film Festival (AAHSFF) is the premier destination for talented high school filmmakers and media arts enthusiasts from around the world. The mission is to provide immersive education with a profound impact, connecting the filmmakers of the future with the rewards, respect, and recognition they deserve.


Action Sports – Capture your extreme adventures. 5 minutes or less.

Animation – Any form of animation under 8 minutes.

Broadcast Journalism – There are three Broadcast Journalism options! Each Broadcast Journalism option has a 5 minute time limit.

Investigative Reporting: Critical and in-depth reporting that exposes the stories in your community, society or the world. Capture stories that are concealed–either deliberately by someone in a position of power, or accidentally, behind a chaotic mass of facts and circumstances that obscure understanding.
Live Event Reporting: Cover the events that matter most to you! Get the breaking news on events happening in your school, community and beyond.
School News Highlight Reels: Create a polished edit of your best school news broadcasts. Highlight Reels can include: daily, weekly or monthly live or taped broadcasts.

Comedy – Comedic films under 10 minutes.

Documentary – Documentary films under 15 minutes.

Drama – Narrative films under 20 minutes.

Experimental – Your film doesn’t fit neatly in any other category? This is the place for it, just keep it under 10 minutes.

Horror/Sci-Fi/Fantasy – Your film must be less than 8 minutes.

Music Video – Music Video under 5 minutes (Must use original, free or licensed music)

Micro-Movie – Any type of film 15 seconds or less.

PSA – Public Service Announcements must be 3 minutes or less.

“Super Senior”, Alumni and Friends Category – A New Category Specifically For Festival Alumni and Their Friends (25 and under). That’s right, we just can’t let you go! Accepted Genres: Narrative, Documentary, or Experimental. ***(This category is a separate competition. Films will ONLY be judged against other films in this category and are not eligible for any “High School” awards.)***
Middle School, High School, College/University
New York
New York
United States
Free Submission Deadline: November 2, 2015 – April 18, 2016 (FREE!) — Late Submission Deadline: April 19, 2016 – June 16, 2016 ($10) — Final Submission Deadline: June 7, 2016 – July 11, 2016 ($25) — I am a Procrastinator Deadline: July 12, 2016 – July 18, 2016 ($50)
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