Film contest open to students

Grace Iang, Reporter

The Phantoscope High School Film Festival is a an annual program for students who are interested in filmmaking. It is holding its 9th annual Phantoscope High School Film Festival in April 18, 2015. The award for best film is $1,000 with additional awards including best cinematography, best lead performance, best documentary, best screenplay, best editing, and audience choice award. Recipients must be from 9th to 12th grade. Recipients can include up to three names for the director, however only the main person and one other indicated will receive the award. Films must have been completed within the last two years with a maximum time of 15 minutes, including credits. Any R-rated material, obscene materials, adaptations or blatant plagiarism will get disqualified. Films will be judged on originality, creativity, technical quality, editing, screenplay acting and overall successfulness of the piece conveying its theme. There are two parts submission. Submit the film via Youtube, and email the link to Lance Crow at [email protected] and send a copy of the film to the Richmond Art Museum located at Richmond Art museum P.O Box 816 350 Hub Etchison Parkway Richmond, IN 47357. If submitting more than one film, maximum of two, recipients must fill out an entry form and pay for both. The final deadline for submission is on March 17, 2015. Notification of selected films for the screening will be available no later than two weeks before the festival. For more information, visit or e-mail Lance Crow at [email protected].