Saturday, April 26, 2014
Hathaway Brown School * 19600 North Park Blvd. * Shaker Heights
Open to high school students throughout Northeast Ohio, the iMagine Film Festival is ready for 2014. Founded by Maddie Stambler (HB Class of 2013) through Hathaway Brown’s Edna Dawley Strnad ‘42 Fellowships in Creativity Program, it is now being organized by HB senior Amelia Visnauskas and HB junior Brady Furlich.
Any student in grades 9-12 is eligible to register and submit original work. Additional information and registration details are outlined in the sections below. Please direct any questions to the festival organizers at email@example.com.
The iMagine Film Festival was created in 2012 to provide Northeast Ohio high school filmmakers a venue to show their original films and receive constructive feedback from local industry professionals.
The festival will take place Saturday, April 26th, 2014 from 1 to 4 pm at Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights. Submissions will be accepted beginning on Friday, February 7th, 2014. All films are to be submitted by Friday, April 8th, 2014. Finalists will be announced on the iMagine Film Festival website on Monday, April 14th, 2014.
The iMagine Film Festival was created by Maddie Stambler, a member of the HB Class of 2013. As an aspiring filmmaker, she found few opportunities in the area for high school students to share their films, and decided to do something about it.Through Hathaway The Edna Dawley Strnad Fellowships in Creativity. She created the festival with the intention of doing more than simply award prizes to the winners. At the iMagine Film Festival participants are not only acknowledged for their efforts, but also given personal feedback from a professional panel of judges.
**Please note that the judging process has changed for the 2014 festival!**
All submissions submitted by the April 8th deadline will be reviewed in an initial judging round. All participants of the festival will receive constructive feedback on their submissions. A select number of films will move onto a secondary judging round. These Finalist films will be announced on the iMagine Film Festival website on April 14th.
First, second and third place films will be named in each category, and be announced at the festival on April 26th. All finalists are required to attend the festival, where their films will be shown.
- All films must be created by students in grades 9 through 12 in the Northeast, OH area.
- Films are to be no longer than 15 minutes and no shorter than 10 seconds.
- Submitted films must be original works and are required to have clearances for music or other copyrighted material featured in the project. Films containing copyrighted material used without permission will not be eligible for screening at the festival.
- Films will be accepted in four different categories. Comedy, Drama, Documentary, Miscellaneous (stop motion, music video, etc.).
- Films submitted to the festival will be previewed and scored by the judges prior to the event.
- Films will be judged on originality, cinematic storytelling and technical execution.
- By submitting your original film to the iMagine Film Festival you are granting Hathaway Brown School permission to use your film or parts thereof for promotional purposes.
- All finalists are expected to attend the festival. All participants are welcome and encouraged to attend the the film showings, awards and reception.
When you register, if your film is complete please upload it to YouTube or Vimeo and copy and paste the link into the space on the registration page. Then, visit www.wetransfer.com and send the film’s file to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your film is NOT complete yet, register anyway, but email the YouTube or Vimeo link to email@example.com when you have finished it. Then, send the film’s file to the same email address.
Winners of the 2013 Festival:
1st Place-“Larry” by Antonio Harper (Cleveland Heights High School)
2nd Place-“A Jerk in the Hallway” by Russell Davis (Aurora High School)
Honorable Mention-“Marty” by Geoffrey James (University School)
1st Place - “Placebo” by Parker Maimbourg (Orange High School)
2nd Place -“Jack and the Bean Stalk” by Charles Hervey (Vermilion High School)
Honorable Mention-“The Midnight Man” by James Ingalls (St. Ignatius High School)
1st Place-“Stars Align” by Dani Venen (Mentor High School)
2nd Place-“Can’t You Tell” by Maria Alvarez (Beachwood High School)
Honorable Mention-“Letter to New York” by Caitlyn Frohring (Hathaway Brown)
1st Place-“The Empty Ring” by Kevin Zingalis (St. Edward High School)
2nd Place-“Cold Storage” by Alex Tomoff (St. Edward High School)
Honorable Mention-“Best Served Cold” by Joseph Conroy (St. Edward High School)
Submissions and Registration: February 7th - April 8th
Finalists Announced: April 14th
Festival Date: Saturday, April 26th