Contest Rules


ENTRY DEADLINE is 11:59 PM On April 1, 2017. 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 between 2 and 15 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!