Screen Test Jr. - Entry Info

Screen Test Jr. - Entry Info





Screen Test Jr.

Screen Test Local Fest

International High School Competition

Eligibility Requirements

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Open to students in grades K-8

Whether you’re a school with a studio or a kid with a camera, we want to show your movie! Teacher or parent supervised films are accepted, along with individual projects. Content must be age-appropriate (please watch the language, no excessive violence, and nothing naughty).


Best in Show:  $100 cash prize

Entry Fee $5 (limit 3 submissions per person).

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Submission Guidelines and Information


  • Projects with a running time of 10 minutes or less will be accepted.
  • As of Fall, 2019, primary Director and Writer must be a student in grades K-8. Please refer to guidelines for students outside the U.S.
  • Filmmaker must participate in the festival either in person or via a live video call (i.e. Skype).
  • Per submission, entry fee is $5.
  • Only three submissions (i.e. projects) are allowed per person.
  • Only projects completed after March 1, 2019 are eligible for competition.
    Production photographs and other supporting materials and information (i.e. bios) may be included with the application.
  • Permission and/or licensing rights for any music used in a project must be acquired from the publisher and/or composer. 
  • While the work submitted remains the property of the creating artist, the Village of Schaumburg reserves the right to use submitted footage or stills to promote the festival at any time.  Filmmaker also permits use of images or video taken of him or her at the festival.
  • Deadline for submission: Monday, February 17, 2020 (late deadline March 9, 2020).
  • All filmmakers will be notified regarding acceptance into the festival by Wednesday, March 25, 2020.