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MIAMIsFF Opens Two Student Short Categories for Festival

MIAMIsFF announces the addition of two student short film categories to its 2020 festival. The categories – one for high school students and one for university students – allow for young filmmakers to submit their shorts to the festival. Films can fall into any genre and official selections will be screened at the festival. Winners will be chosen for each student category and awarded with a cash prize.

The addition of these categories is an expansion of the festival’s student educational outreach program – Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today. Together with Florida Film Institute, they have created a new avenue for students to showcase their shorts on a national platform. In partnering with FFI, the festival is also relying on a network of their alumni to work as ambassadors around the country to promote the categories at film schools. They will also act as student judges, helping to compile the official selection of shorts for the festival.

Submission fees are only $25 for University students and $15 for High School students. For the complete list of criteria, visit our submission page.