The Salt Lake Community College Student Association (SLCCSA) presents its 6th annual film festival. SLCC students created films and entered them into any of six categories.
The films will be featured online on the SLCCSA blog where students can vote for their favorite film. All films are judged by a selected panel that will choose overall winners as well as winners for each individual category.
The audience choice award is decided by online voting that happens April 15 until April 19.
An awards ceremony will be held on April 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Oak Room at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus Student Center. The awards ceremony will play the first place winners and clips from the second and third place winners.
“Everybody should come to the ceremony, so everybody can see what these kids have been working on all year,” said Katelyn Prawitt, student involvement chair on the Fine Arts and Lectures Board.
The prize for last year’s audience choice winner was $300
The audience choice winner will be the only person presented with a cash prize that consists of the total money collected from entry fees.
The contest is strictly for SLCC students and entrants must have a valid S number. Entrants can enter their film into any of the six categories allowed: drama, comedy, action/suspense, documentary, commercial and music video.
Films must not be longer than 20 minutes. Commercials are only allowed 60 seconds. Documentary films can be up to 30 minutes.
“We weren’t getting very many submissions because documentary classes here at SLCC, in order for [students] to turn them in [for their class], they need to be 30 minutes long,” said Prawitt. “We had to change our rules, so our documentary students could submit their films into our festival.”