STN’s own film festival celebrating outstanding individual crafts
as well as live action, animated and documentary films.






This prestigious international film contest honors excellence in student filmmaking. Films written, shot and produced between July 1, 2019 and December 18, 2019 are eligible for entry.

Film Categories – all 5:00 maximum

  1. Animated
  2. Documentary – 5:00 max running time
  3. Live Action
  4. Middle School Best Film

Creative Categories- all 5:00 maximum

  1. Art Direction/Set Design
  2. Cinematography
  3. Directing
  4. Editing
  5. Sound Design- Original Score and Music
  6. Visual Effects
  7. Writing



Film Excellence winners will be announced and recognized at the 2020 STN Convention in Washington D.C.
Schools are not required to attend the convention to enter this contest.