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2021 “Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase” Entries Due April 15

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Through April 15, we’re accepting entries for our 2021 “Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase,” which highlights the creativity and talent of the state's kindergarten through 12th grade students! In addition to possible broadcast on Arkansas PBS, you can choose to compete for the Arkansas Historic Places Film Prize.

 

Now in its 15th year, “Student Selects” gives Arkansas student filmmakers – including homeschool students – the opportunity for possible broadcast on Arkansas PBS, streaming on myarkansaspbs.org, prize competitions and screenings, including the Student Filmmakers Showcase and the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (HSDFF).

 

You can see all of the entry information at myarkansaspbs.org/studentselects. Submission categories include, but are not limited to, documentary, narrative, animation, claymation, stop-motion, music videos and PSAs.

 

We’ll celebrate our winners at The Student Filmmakers Showcase, highlighting Arkansas PBS selected films and the Arkansas Historic Places prize-winning films, in virtual event held in May 2021.

 

“Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase” will air on Arkansas PBS this fall, and we’ll also host youth filmmaking workshops and screenings of winning student films at HSDFF in October.

 

Arkansas Historic Places Film Prize

 

In partnership with the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of Arkansas Heritage (a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism), fifth through 12th grade students can also compete for the Arkansas Historic Places Student Film Prize, which only accepts documentaries about any historic site in the state that is at least 50 or more years old. Student films awarded Grand Prize and 1st-4th place honors will receive a cash award, trophy and participation certificate.

 

Rules and Submission Details

 

Anyone interested in submitting films should visit myarkansaspbs.org/studentselects for complete rules for all competitions, to submit entries electronically and to download entry forms for mailed entries. Past entries may also be viewed online. If you need any additional information, contact Casey Sanders at 501-682-4190 or csanders@myarkansaspbs.org.