2017 Youth Film Festival

Semi-Finalists Announced!

We are proud to present our 2017 iPadpalooza Semi-Finalists! These films were chosen by combining 70% of the judges vote and 30% of the online voting. These are the top 3 films in each of the 6 film categories (in alphabetical order):

Elementary Animation:

 

An Unknown Land in a Known Land from iPadpalooza Youth Film Festival on Vimeo.

Flyaway from iPadpalooza Youth Film Festival on Vimeo.

Where the Heart Is from iPadpalooza Youth Film Festival on Vimeo.

Elementary Documentary:

43 Quintillion from iPadpalooza Youth Film Festival on Vimeo.

Going around the USA from iPadpalooza Youth Film Festival on Vimeo.

Kids Network from iPadpalooza Youth Film Festival on Vimeo.

 

Elementary Narrative:

 

NYC adventure from iPadpalooza Youth Film Festival on Vimeo.

The Infinite Trail from iPadpalooza Youth Film Festival on Vimeo.

The Spy’s Return from iPadpalooza Youth Film Festival on Vimeo.

Secondary Animation:

 

Attackof the Monster from iPadpalooza Youth Film Festival on Vimeo.

Gator Escape from iPadpalooza Youth Film Festival on Vimeo.

Mission Clock Tower from iPadpalooza Youth Film Festival on Vimeo.

Secondary Documentary:

 

On the Go Learning from iPadpalooza Youth Film Festival on Vimeo.

Learning on the Go (Celina) from iPadpalooza Youth Film Festival on Vimeo.

Learning Through History from iPadpalooza Youth Film Festival on Vimeo.

Secondary Narrative:

Monuman vs. Bugfreak (720p) from iPadpalooza Youth Film Festival on Vimeo.

The Glitch from iPadpalooza Youth Film Festival on Vimeo.

Watcher from iPadpalooza Youth Film Festival on Vimeo.

What are the film Requirements?

As the the theme for this year’s iPadpalooza is “Learning on the GO”, we will be requiring three items to be in your short film.

  1. The film must include a prop that has some sort of movement/transportation as it demonstrates this theme.  
  2. The film must also include one of the following locations: a historical marker, monument, or art installation.  
  3. This year we are requiring a line of dialogue be included in each film. The line of dialogue that must be included in the film is “Gotta catch ‘em all”.

Students are encouraged to think of creative ways to incorporate the prop, location and dialogue into their films.  

What are the rules?

If you are a K-12 student interested in entering a film into our film festival, see the full contest rules below.

2017 Official Film Festival Contest Rules

How are the films judged?

The semi-final films are chosen based on a combination of public voting and judges critiques. The public voting component goes live on April 3 and is open for two weeks.  The public voting counts for 30% of the film’s final score.

The judges critique and score the films based on the following rubric. Their score accounts for 70% of the film’s final score.

2017 Youth Film Festival Scoring Rubric

What are the prizes?

All eighteen finalists will receive a special screening of their film at an Alamo Drafthouse Movie Theater in Austin, Texas.

Grand Prize (1) – iPad Mini 4 to each filmmaker and an iPadpalooza t-shirt on the winning production team.

1st Place in category (5) – $25 Apple iTunes gift card and an iPadpalooza t-shirt for each filmmaker on the production team.

Runners-up in each category (12) – $10 Apple iTunes gift card and an iPadpalooza t-shirt for each filmmaker on the production team.

Important Dates

December 7, 2016: iPadpalooza Youth Film Festival Contest begins

March 24, 2017: Deadline for submitting videos ends at 11:59pm CST (EXTENDED DEADLINE!!)

April 3, 2017: Two-week public voting window opens

April 17, 2017: Public voting closes at 11:59pm CST

April 21, 2017: Eighteen finalists are announced

June 7, 2017: Screening of 18 finalists @ Alamo Drafthouse – Austin, TX

June 8, 2017: Screening of Top 6 films @ iPadpalooza at Westlake High School, – Austin, TX

Previous winners:

Last year we saw amazing films and very creative ways student implemented the theme “Summer Blockbuster” as well as the required special effects props.  To check out all the qualifying films, visit our Vimeo Page.

Here is the 2016 Grand Prize winner -

Grand Prize Winner:

“The Abductor”

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