Meeting for 7th Student Horror Film Fest
Student filmmakers are invited to participate in the Emmaus Arts Commission's 7th Annual Student Horror Film Festival.
Interested students may attend the kick-off meeting, a free, "how-to" class, 6 p.m. Oct. 11, Emmaus High School.
Students in middle school and high school from around the country are eligible to participate in the annual festival.
During the kick-off event, participants are provided filmmaking tips and techniques and given theme and genre for their film.
Students have 96 hours to conceptualize, shoot, edit and produce a six-minute (maximum length) film. Deadline for submissions is 6 p.m. Oct. 15. Film entries in DVD format and applications may be dropped off at Emmaus Borough Hall.
Submissions to the contest, organized as a school or team competition, are judged and winners receive cash and prizes and compete to have their films premiere, 2 p.m. Oct. 28, Emmaus Theater. Winning films are also displayed on the Emmaus Arts Commission website and on its YouTube channel.
Films are judged on criteria by an independent panel, including effective use of required material; storytelling ability; quality of acting, editing and film direction; creativity and originality.
Previous Film Fest winners include Orefield Middle School, Bethlehem Area Vo-Tech, Lower Macungie Middle School, Salisbury Middle School, Emmaus High School, and North Pocono High School.