Kentucky Cinemania is a 48 hour state-wide student video competition for STLP (student technology leadership program) participants. Double top secret elements are released at one specified announced time to all participating teams. From that point, students have only 48 hours to: think, collaborate, write, design/plan, brainstorm, write some more, shoot, re-write again, edit, produce and distribute a final product to be judges. The goal is critical thinking, communications, collaboration, and most certainly creativity.
Projects will be judged on: Content (script/ story, creativity, originality, coherence); Aesthetics (visual creativity, cinematography – including lighting); Technical Excellence (camera operation, editing, effective use of special effects, effective use of titles); Use of Elements (meeting or exceeding requirements of elements); Final Production (overall impression, enjoyment factor, cohesiveness)
Cinemania Contest and Film Festival | Participants must read below
The STLP Cinemania Contest is open to all student video makers and filmmakers, and is free to enter. Multiple submissions per team are not permitted.
- All entries must be three minutes or less. Films over three minutes will not be accepted.
- All eligible teams must be officially registered prior to contest.
- Entries must be submitted via the online video submission process.
- Videos must include as many of the required elements, as posted in this official Cinemania Element Release.
- 2 awards per grade grouping will be given. Judges Choice for P-5 (EL), 6-8 (MS), and 9-12 (HS).
- All entries must be received by the identified contest time, via a YouTube web link.
- All accepted videos might be showcased online. Winning videos might be showcased at the Awards Ceremony.
Eligibility | The contest is open to all student video makers and filmmakers in Kentucky participating in STLP. There is no entry fee.
Originality (Original Video) | Only original videos made specifically for this contest are eligible to win. Videos may be posted or screened on another website before winners are announced, but all rating of the contest submissions will take place via Cinemania Contest administration.
- Videos must not make unauthorized use of copyrighted property from any other film, song, or composition.
- Videos must not exploit children or animals.
- Videos and students must adhere to school Acceptable Use Policies
- The video quality should be sharp and have good contrast.
- School or District should not be Identified in the final product of the video submission.
- Student Filmmakers and video makers must use their own equipment for contest.