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​​​​RENO FILM FESTIVAL X

UPDATE 5/9/22

123 ENTRIES ARE IN AND JUDGING HAS COMMENCED!

Finalists will be notified via email as soon as judging is complete

ALL ENTRANTS ARE INVITED TO THE LIVE FINALIST SCREENING AND AWARDS EVENT

Saturday, May 28, Noon-3pm @ AACT High School, Reno, lunch provided

*Finalists are not required to attend and awards, if necessary, will be shipped

Reno Film Festival X
The Biggest Little Student Film Festival in the World

Categories for Submission 

Fiction

Short Film Any Genre

  • Narrative short, any genre 
  • Less than 5 Minutes 


Experimental Short Film 

  • Less than 5 minutes 
  • This is distinguished from Short Film in that Experimental Film/Video breaks most of the rules associated with good storytelling and filmmaking technique and approach. 
  • The “experimental” label is used to indicate video that is meant to be abstract art more than it is meant to be a linear storyline or popular, mass entertainment. 


Animation/Animatic Short Film

  • Less than 5 minutes
  • Animated Shorts. Animation entries should be fully rendered short films with a clear storyline, not a random piece of animation or 3D modeling. 


Music Video 

  • Less than 5 minutes 
  • Music Videos can be all original or use copyrighted music. 
  • Copyrighted music used in Music Videos must be credited in the video to be accepted and may NOT be published separately 
  • Original and copyrighted Music Videos will be judged together, with the focus being on production skills and techniques. 


Category X: Game Adaptations

  • Less Than 5 Minutes
  • Create a short film (narrative) based on a game. The foundation of the short film can be any kind of game. Video games, board games, card games, etc.
    Film must be less than 5 minutes long, use Royalty Free music only, have a clear narrative related to the game in question, and contain only school appropriate material (including language, sexual content, GUNS/WEAPONS, and graphic violence).


 

Non-Fiction 

Mini-Documentary 

  • Documentary Feature Style Video. Distinguished from a news package in scope, length, style, and content. 
  • Less than 10 Minutes 


Public Service Announcement 

  • 30 Seconds Exactly 
  • Sponsored by Join Together Northern Nevada 
  • Topic: Brain impairment in teens from the abuse of Alcohol, Marijuana, or Prescription Drugs 
  • Must include the tagline “#DrugSmart” 
  • Cash Prizes: 1st - $450, 2nd - $325, 3rd - $225 


News Package/Report 

  • Broadcast style, Real news stories and features 
  • Less than 3 Minutes 


News Package/Report 



Awards: 

  • Awards include Trophies, Plaques, Certificates, Gift Certificates, and Cash prizes for the PSA category 
  • A Winner and Runner-up will be awarded for each of the eight individual categories, with separate awards for Audience Favorite, Best Fiction, Best Non- Fiction, and Best in Show 
  • All Finalists (Top 3 in each category), regardless of place, will receive Festival Finalist Certificates. 


Reno FFX Information 

Website: renoffx.com
Email: renonvffx@gmail.com

Mail Entries, Forms, and Payments to: 

RenoFFX
Communication Arts and Media Academy
Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology 
380 Edison Way, Reno, NV 89502