There’s an iFilm Festival being planned for students in grades 8-12 that will showcase digital movies made with iMovie or Final Cut Pro.
The iFilms should be made by teams of students with two to five members and fit into one of the following categories: Tell Me Something (instructional or how-to); Make Me Laugh (a comedy, of course); or Tell Me a Story (a tale about your family, community, culture, American pride, yourself, etc.). Or you can create a sample digital yearbook that shows clips of such things as sporting events, musicals and band concerts.
Your iFilm must include a storyboard/script. It has to be G-rated (so don’t plan on doing “American Pie 3”) and at least 1 minute, 30 seconds in length. Once your masterpiece is done, you’ll need to make a copy of the movie in VHS or DV tape format and a printed version of your storyboard/script.
The entire work is due May 5. However, you’ll need to fill out an entry form and submission form by April 23. All the details can be found at the
iFilm Festival Web site.
Actually, the festival will be a series of mini-festivals. They’ll be held in St. Paul, MN (May 15); Whitney M. Young High School, Chicago, IL (May 15), Discovery World Museum, Milwaukee WI (May 21), and Anthony Wayne HS, Metro Toledo (May 20).