Short Film Competition

Announcing a Short Film Competition for SC High School Student Filmmakers!

Entries are now being accepted!
Deadline for entries is midnight
October 1, 2015!

The short film competition is for high school students (grades 9-12) who are currently living in South Carolina and is open to the entire community. The film festival is seeking student filmmakers with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Filmmakers do not have to be Jewish to submit an entry. Cash prizes will be awarded. 1st Prize is $500, 2nd Prize is $300, and 3rd Prize is $200. Films in any genre will be accepted – fictional, documentaries, news story formats, etc. using the theme Freedom: At What Cost?

The winning films will be chosen by a panel of judges. Judging is based on creativity, overall quality and production, and execution of the film based on the theme Freedom: At What Cost? Presentations of awards and screening of the winning films will be held at the Nickelodeon Theater on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm. Filmmakers and their guests will be invited to walk the red carpet.

1. Create a short film, following the contest guidelines.
2. Entries are now being accepted, but the deadline is midnight October 1, 2015.
3. Upload your film to either YouTube or Vimeo, two standard sharing sites. It’s easy to set up an account if you don’t have one.
4. Tag your video with ‘CJ Film Festival’ once you’ve uploaded it.
5. Complete the official registration form by clicking here: REGISTRATION FORM. All information must be accurate and complete including working YouTube or Vimeo link to your short film entry.
6. You will receive a confirmation email when both your video and registration form have been uploaded.

1. Each entrant must be a high school student (grades 9-12) currently living in South Carolina.
2. Each entrant may only enter once.
3. Films must be at least 3 minutes long, and no longer than 6 minutes.
4. Include the tag ‘CJ Film Festival ‘when uploading to YouTube or Vimeo.
5. The theme of the film is Freedom: At What Cost?
6. Film must abide by PG-13 guidelines. Go to for detailed specifications of this rating guideline.

Films will be judged on the following:
1. Creativity
2. Overall quality and production values
3. Use of theme

Questions?  Email!
Download a contest flyer and the contest rules.