All American High School Film

High School Film Festival

Since 2000, Sundance Institute offers Utah students and teachers the opportunity to participate in one of the world's top film festivals through the High School Screening Program.

The Sundance Institute | George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation High School Screenings Program presents 2014 Sundance Film Festival films specially chosen by Institute staff to introduce students to the art of independent film and engage them in stories from around the globe. Rigorous attention is given to ensure films contain content appropriate for this age group. Through the generous support of Park City Foundation; Park City Municipal Corporation; Park City Rotary; Salt Lake Arts Council; Salt Lake County Economic Development Department; Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks Program; Summit County Recreation Arts and Parks Program; Utah Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts the Program is free to students and teachers.

The Program offers a selection of both international and domestic documentary and narrative films. After each screening, the filmmaker conducts a question & answer session with the students. Utah students have been among the first to view films such as: An Inconvenient Truth, March of the Penguins, The D Word: Understanding Dyslexia, Napoleon Dynamite, and Buck.

Since Festival films are not yet rated, we encourage audiences concerned about film content to consider films selected for the High School Screening Program. The 2014 Program includes:

Cesar’s Last Fast / U.S.A. (Director: Richard Ray Perez) Inspired by Catholic social teaching, Cesar Chavez risked his life fighting for America’s poorest workers. The film illuminates the intensity of one man’s devotion and personal sacrifice, describes the birth of an economic-justice movement, and tells an untold chapter in the story of civil rights in America.

Dinosaur 13 / U.S.A. (Director: Todd Miller) - The true tale behind one of the greatest discoveries in history.

Fed Up / U.S.A. (Director: Stephanie Soechtig) - Fed Up blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and weight loss, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public, resulting in one of the largest health epidemics in history.

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Need to enter video in high school festival help

by xbleedblackx89

Finding one.we made a cool documentary in our film class for high school. we entered it in our school district festival and won. i wonder if anyone knows of any other film festivals anywhere that we can enter it. it's actually a 7min documentary on media violence and we actually entered it in last festival under thematic. please help i want to enter it in local or other festivals.
thanks

Some good student film festivals or regular

by helpmenow89

We made a cool documentary in our film class for high school. we entered it in our school district festival and won. i wonder if anyone knows of any other film festivals anywhere that we can enter it. it's actually a 7min documentary on media violence and we actually entered it in last festival under thematic. please help i want to enter it in local or other festivals.
thanks

In high school I was in a little singing

by betelgeuse

Group that would perform at nursing homes. I worked with a dinner truck for the homeless in seattle. I volunteered for a women's day center in Denver. I volunteered with the San Diego Film Festival a while back, though that was hardly a humanitarian effort.
I haven't done anything hands on for several years, though I do donate here and there.

You find out if its festival worthy by

by mobettuhbunny

Submitting it to festivals. it'll be almost impossible to get it reviewed before then - reviewers don't like coming out for artists they don't know.
Your best bet is to submit to festivals that the film has local ties to. Submit to festivals in the town where the writer and/or director went to high school or college. Submit to festivals in towns where the actors grew up, or where they summer - that kind of thing. That way, you stand a chance at getting some independent reviews. Do your own press releases, and emphasize the local angle. If your lead actor starred in some plays in college in that town, talk about that

IMPORTANT NEW FILM ON ALTERNATIVE HEALING

by lenrich

I've made a controversal and I think important documentary about people who were given death sentences by conventional doctors for cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, that went on to heal themselves solely with natural means (herbs, diet, etc). "Everything Bad is Good" is screening at the Washougal Film Festival on August 13, at 4 pm, in the Washougal High School Auditorium.
"Everything Bad is Good' is very, very, moving, and very, very true. The system is corrupt and the present template of treating cancer is a dismal failure. It is all about nutrition, eliminating stress, eliminating chemicals, detoxing the body, and most of all eliminating pharmaceutical drugs

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