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):
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.
- The film must include a prop that has some sort of movement/transportation as it demonstrates this theme.
- The film must also include one of the following locations: a historical marker, monument, or art installation.
- 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.
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.
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.
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
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: