Student Powered Film Festival

Submissions are CLOSED

We are pausing our film festival for 2024 to find more ways to hear student voices. 

We apologize for this pause. We know this event is meaningful and impacts students. We are passionate to find more ways for students voices to be heard through multiple ways of technology. We will keep you up to date on a new updated event in 2025!

Film Maker Guide

Film Maker Guide

Get started with our handy dandy film makers guide! You can check it out here! 

MBCUE Film Festival Rubric (2022)

Judging Rubric

Here is our rubric. Remember to use this rubric to help guide your film. 

You can see the full page version here! 

Submission Guidelines

Films must between 30 seconds and 5 minutes.

Teachers, parents, or guardians will submit all entries. All communication will be sent to the party responsible for the entry.

For classes with multiple entries, please submit only the “top” three to entry in the Film Festival for consideration. Use the appropriate form and enter a project only once.

Store a complete, high-resolution copy of your project, as this is required for all winning projects.

Entries must represent work that was completed after Earth Day of the previous year.

Before submitting your project, you will need to download the Media Release Form. This form must be printed and signed by the teacher, parent, or guardian. It will be your responsibility to save the form until requested by film festival officials. If students’ likenesses are in included in the project, a parent signature may also be required. 

All entries are submitted online using a preferred web hosting partner or other media hosting provider (Examples: School Tube, YouTube. Vimeo). All entries MUST have a valid, public URL that our judges can access. Entries chosen for the Festival must be made available in a format that can be uploaded to YouTube. It will be featured on the MBCUE’s YouTube Channel.

Projects need be under Fair Use Guidelines and properly cited.

The Director's Cut

Watch this Zoom recording to learn about ways to incorporate the Film Festival into YOUR grade level curriculum and standards!

FiLm Festival Celebration


Virtual FiLm Festival People's Choice Award 

Vote by 4/15 by liking your favorite Videos.