Connor Petros receives Best Narrative award at 2016 Maine Student Film and Video Festival.
Connor Petros receives Best Narrative award at 2016 Maine Student Film and Video Festival.
The 40th Maine Student Film and Video Festival, presented by the Maine Film Center, is accepting submissions from Maine students in grades K through 12 in categories of Narrative (fiction), Documentary and Creative, which includes music video, animation and other genres. Prizes will be awarded; entries will be judged on the basis of originality, content, style and technique by a panel of filmmakers, media professionals and educators.

Films will be reviewed in age divisions of preteen (grades K to 6), junior (grades 7 to 8) and senior (grades 9 to 12). Junior and senior entries will be judged and given awards, with separate winners for each category depending on submissions. In the case of group productions, the age of the oldest authoring member of the group will determine the division in which the movie will be judged. No age limit applies to actors, musicians or documentary subjects who may appear in a production.

Submissions may be entered up to June 1. Finalists and award winners will be shown at a public screening and awards presentation at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, at Waterville Opera House, in conjunction with the Maine International Film Festival.

Prizes will include $500 in cash awards furnished by Maine Public Broadcasting Network, a one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud with video editing software, and full festival passes to the Maine International Film Festival. In addition, all finalists receive certificates of achievement, and winners in all divisions receive trophies.

For more information, go to www.msfvf.com. Maine Film Center is a nonprofit whose mission is to enrich, educate and entertain the community through film and art.