Contest Rules


ENTRY DEADLINE is 11:59 PM on March 15, 2018 for work-in-progress feedback. Final submission deadline is 11:59 PM on April 21st. To be considered for the contest, a film MUST be delivered to Freedom & Unity by the deadline.

Filmmakers must be age 10-30 and live or attend school in Vermont.

Film must be entered in one of three age groups:

  • 10-14
  • 14-18
  • 18-30

Films must include a Vermont focus and address one of the three contest categories:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Personal Stories
  • Vermont History & Contemporary Issues

Films must be 12 minutes in length.

Judges will add extra points to entries containing original music composed specifically for your film. If original music is unavailable, here is a link to a source of Royalty Free Music. As an additional resource, contestants are welcome to use the Free Sound Effects Library!