Here are your Official Selections for the 2017 AZSFF

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We had the most submissions we've ever had for the Arizona Student Film Festival! Students from all over Arizona entered the 2017 AZSFF and we're  proud to announce our finalists! These students receive Filmmaker Passes to the Phoenix Film Festival and will have their films shown on the big screen at the Harkins Scottsdale 101 during the Festival. Plus, one of these talented filmmakers will take home the Grand Prize -- a $1,000 scholarship!

The AZSFF Screening will take place on Saturday, April 8 at 9AM at the Harkins Scottsdale 101 as a part of the Phoenix Film Festival. Tickets will go fast for this event so please purchase early as seats are limited. 

 

2017 Arizona Student Film Festival Selections

City on the Hill by Alexander Ashman from Phoenix Country Day School

Tacos the Movie by Cole Garvey from Wigwam Creek Middle School

War of the Board by Nathan Gyore from Wigwam Creek Middle School

1 Minute In Arcosanti by Gisselle Ayala from Metro Tech High School

Demons by Ashley Sorensen from Basha High School

What did you do today? by Ryan Garlick from Brophy College Preparatory

The Little Astronaut by Angela Houston from Boulder Creek High School

Here by Derek Rinsema from Arizona School for the Arts

The Steps by Connor Newton from Brophy College Preparatory

Lutalica by Josh Globke from Chandler High School

Kamrynn by Carter Clees from Brophy College Preparatory

Nostalgia by Jacob Staudenmaier from Arcadia High School

The Sidewalk Surfers by Johnny Vogel from Brophy College Preparatory

Change: An Experimental Short by Angela Houston from Boulder Creek High School

The Trip by Ben Skarnulis from Chaparral High School

Rethinking Reform: Prisons in America by Sofia Taglienti from Metropolitan Arts Institute

Elroy by Jordan Rowley from Chaparral High School

The Boys by Tanner Charnstrom from Pinnacle High School

Finalists will be announced soon!

It's the moment you have been waiting for. Who will be a finalist for the 2017 Arizona Student Film Festival?

Selections will be announced NEXT WEEK!

GOOD LUCK!

Submissions are now being taken via DVD or with a Vimeo link!

There are now 2 ways to enter your film into the Arizona Student Film Festival.

Previously, all submissions had to be sent in to the Festival office on a standard DVD. We understand that sometimes authoring the film to a DVD is the hardest part about shooting a film!

So starting this year, we will be accepting submissions via a DVD copy OR via a password protected Vimeo link.

Why Vimeo? Why password protected?

Vimeo has been widely used in the film community for its excellent video quality and ease of use. It really caters to the filmmaker (of which you are one!)

We also wanted to be cautious of underage filmmakers putting their work on the internet -- especially if using underage talent in the film. By password protecting your film, you ensure only the people you give the password to will see your film. It's step one in protecting your work online.

We hope these changes will make it easier for you to enter the AZSFF. Thank you for your submissions!

And the winners are...

Congratulations to our winners of the 2016 Arizona Student Film Festival!

MIDDLE SCHOOL

1st Place

Casey Likes from Willis Junior High for the film Seriously

2nd Place

Alyssa Bartlett from Wigwam Creek Middle School for the film Hope & Jackson

3rd Place

Jourdyn Dinbokowitz from Wigwam Creek Middle School for the film The Gymnast

 

HIGH SCHOOL

1st Place

Maybe a Monster by Natasha Loving  from Millennium High School

2nd Place

Birthday Static by Holly Milosevich from Arizona Virtual Academy

3rd Place

A Different Kind of Always by Roger Groleau  from Metropolitan Arts Institute

 

We were so glad that all of our nominees were able to join in on the fun of being a filmmaker at the 2016 Phoenix Film Festival. Congratulations to all of our talented filmmakers!

2016 ARIZONA STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

Hope & Jackson by Alyssa Bartlett from Wigwam Creek Middle School

Seriously by Casey Likes from Willis Junior High

The Gymnast by Jourdyn Dinbokowitz from Wigwam Creek Middle School

Band Together by Max Lerner from Phoenix Country Day School

Maybe a Monster by Natasha Loving  from Millennium High School

Graham by Grant Roberts from Notre Dame Preparatory High School

The Devil's Odds by Addison Gilbard from Chaparral High School

A Different Kind of Always by Roger Groleau  from Metropolitan Arts Institute

Cat Eyes by Holly Milosevich from Arizona Virtual Academy

Just Another High School Fight by Angela Houston from Boulder Creek High School

The Banjo Man by Troy Lucia from Basha High School

An IDEA for Tomorrow by Alexis Rainery from Metropolitan Arts Institute

Birthday Static by Holly Milosevich from Arizona Virtual Academy

Fuera De La Sombra by Martha Pacheco from Metropolitan Arts Institute

Beautiful Words by Holly Milosevich from Arizona Virtual Academy

Here are your Official Selections for the 2016 AZSFF

Students from all over Arizona entered the 2016  Arizona Student Film Festival and we're  proud to announce our finalists. These students receive Filmmaker Passes to the Phoenix Film Festival and will have their films shown on the big screen at the Harkins Scottsdale 101 during the Festival. Plus, one of these talented filmmakers will take home the Grand Prize -- a $1,000 scholarship!

The AZSFF Screening will take place on Saturday, April 9 at 9AM at the Harkins Scottsdale 101 as a part of the Phoenix Film Festival. Tickets will go fast for this event so please purchase early as seats are limited. A ticket link will be at the bottom of this page once the schedule and tickets are available.

 

 

2016 ARIZONA STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

Hope & Jackson by Alyssa Bartlett from Wigwam Creek Middle School

Seriously by Casey Likes from Willis Junior High

The Gymnast by Jourdyn Dinbokowitz from Wigwam Creek Middle School

Band Together by Max Lerner from Phoenix Country Day School

Maybe a Monster by Natasha Loving  from Millennium High School

Graham by Grant Roberts from Notre Dame Preparatory High School

The Devil's Odds by Addison Gilbard from Chaparral High School

A Different Kind of Always by Roger Groleau  from Metropolitan Arts Institute

Cat Eyes by Holly Milosevich from Arizona Virtual Academy

Just Another High School Fight by Angela Houston from Boulder Creek High School

The Banjo Man by Troy Lucia from Basha High School

An IDEA for Tomorrow by Alexis Rainery from Metropolitan Arts Institute

Birthday Static by Holly Milosevich from Arizona Virtual Academy

Fuera De La Sombra by Martha Pacheco from Metropolitan Arts Institute

Beautiful Words by Holly Milosevich from Arizona Virtual Academy

 

The AZSFF Screening will take place on Saturday, April 9 at 9AM at the Harkins Scottsdale 101 as a part of the Phoenix Film Festival. Tickets will go fast for this event so please purchase early as seats are limited. Once tickets are on sale, there will be a link at the bottom of this page. You can also get more Phoenix Film Festival info by clicking HERE.

 

Finalists will be announced soon!

It's the moment you have been waiting for. Who will be a finalist for the 2016 Arizona Student Film Festival?

Selections will be announced Friday, February 26th.

GOOD LUCK!

Submissions have closed!

They say that waiting is the hardest part. Well, now that submissions are closed that's all we can do. Wait until the finalists are announced and we get to see who will be screening their films at the 2016 Arizona Student Film Festival. We will announce the finalists in March so stay tuned!

NOW TAKING SUBMISSIONS for the 2016 Arizona Student Film Festival

The Phoenix Film Foundation is pleased to announce that we are NOW taking submissions for the 2016 Arizona Student Film Festival to be held during the 2016 Phoenix Film Festival. That's right. All of our student filmmakers who are selected as finalists will have their film screened on the big screen at the Phoenix Film Festival! The AZSFF is open to Arizona grade school and high school students. Films must have been made during the year 2015 (calendar year NOT school year) and be under 8 minutes in length.

Submissions must be mailed in to the office in DVD format ONLY.

Have more questions? Check out our FAQ!

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2015

So what are you waiting for?

ENTER NOW

And the 2015 Winners of the Arizona Student Film Festival are...

Congratulations to Holly Milosevich from Arizona Virtual Academy. Holly's film Lucky Pin was chosen as the Grand Prize winner  of the 2015 Arizona Student Film Festival. Holly not only took home a cool trophy, but she also receives a $1,000 scholarship to the school of her choice from the Phoenix Film Foundation. But Holly wasn't the only big winner. We had an awesome screening at the Harkins 101 on Saturday, March 28 as part of the Phoenix Film Festival where all 20 selected films were shown. Prizes were given out for the top 3 films in each category -- grade school and high school. Here is a list of our winners:

 

2015 AZ Student Film Festival High School Division

1st Place

Holly Milosevich from Arizona Virtual Academy

Lucky Pin

After finding a pin on the ground, a young woman uses it to track her daughter's life in photographs, also tracking the love and tragedy that follows it.

 

2nd Place

Nina Nandin from Metropolitan Arts Institute

Pining

A poetic, aquatic nightmare.

 

3rd Place

Daniela Mock-Zubia from Metropolitan Arts Institute

Ruth Daemon

Don't look now.

 

2015 AZ Student Film Festival Grade School/Middle School Division

 

1st Place

Alyssa Bartlett from Wigwam Creek Middle School

Herbert the Killer Kitten

Two boys, Billy and Freddie, must save New York from a giant kitten created by radioactive cat litter.

 

2nd Place

Isaiahs Rivera from Wigwam Creek Middle School

The Candy Dealer

Candy has been outlawed from Wigwam Creek Middle School.  So a student takes it upon himself to ensure that students can still get candy but at a price. Other students are trying to track down the candy dealer.  Will they be successful or will inside help interfere?

 

3rd Place

Sarah Jordan from Wigwam Creek Middle School

The Attack of Scorpazilla

With the help of his assistant, the evil scientist Dr. Poor creates a monster named Scorpazilla. With Scorpazilla on the loose, no one is safe! Can scientist Marie Curie and Super Nuke defeat Scorpazilla before the city is ruined?

 

The complete list of finalists can be found here. Thank you to all of our talented student filmmakers! And while the 2015 Arizona Student Film Festival is in the books, the 2016 competition is just around the corner. Stay tuned for submissions to open for next year's festival!

CONGRATULATIONS to this year's AZSFF Filmmakers!

The competition was fierce and these 20 young filmmakers came out on top! Students from all over Arizona entered this year's Arizona Student Film Festival and we are proud to announce our finalists. These students will receive Filmmaker Passes and have their films shown on the big screen at the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival. And one of these students will take home the Grand Prize -- a $1,000 scholarship to a school of their choice! The AZSFF Screening will take place on Saturday, March 28 at 9AM at the Harkins Scottsdale 101 as a part of the Phoenix Film Festival. Tickets will go fast for this event so please purchase early as seats are limited. A ticket link will be at the bottom of this page.

ARIZONA STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

Herbert the Killer Kitten by Alyssa Bartlett from Wigwam Creek Middle School

Kids With Autism Can by Hans Kuyper from Bella Vista College Prep

The Candy Dealer by Isaiahs Rivera from Wigwam Creek Middle School

The Attack Of Scorpazilla by Sarah Jordan from Wigwam Creek Middle School

Lucky Pin by Holly Milosevich  from Arizona Virtual Academy

Determination by Bryan Hanlon from Snowflake High School

Just Listen by Devany Dellis from Marcos de Niza High School

Split by Lucas Garvey from Corona del Sol High School

Someday In California by Shelly Ortiz from Metropolitan Arts Institute

Ruth Daemon by Daniela Mock-Zubia from Metropolitan Arts Institute

Kids With Autism Can by Sydney Dang from Bella Vista College Prep

Too Young to Drink by Sierra Vaught from Metropolitan Arts Institute

Now He is Praying by Daniela Mock-Zubia from Metropolitan Arts Institute

Late for Work by Eric Nakamoto from Hamilton High School

Paranoid by Angela Houston from Boulder Creek High School

Pining by Nina Nandin from Metropolitan Arts Institute

Final Exit Trailer by Dominic LaRovere from Chandler High School

PTSD by Chance Roberts from Verrado High School

And So You Saw by Sydney Burdick from Boulder Creek High School

Top Of The World - Jeff Michaels Music Video by Dominic LaRovere from Chandler High

The AZSFF Screening will take place on Saturday, March 28 at 9AM at the Harkins Scottsdale 101 as a part of the Phoenix Film Festival. Tickets will go fast for this event so please purchase early as seats are limited.

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AZSFF Announces $1,000 Scholarship Prize!

See, we told you it would be worth your while. We are so very excited to announce that the Phoenix Film Foundation will be presenting the winner of our Best High School Short Film with a $1,000 scholarship! That's right. $1,000.

And all you have to do is enter.

Here's how it works.

The AZSFF has 2 different categories: High School (grades 9 - 12) and Grade School (grades 8 and under). You pick the category, enter, pay the $10 entry fee and wait. Submissions close Wednesday, December 17, 2014.

Sometime in January, we will announce the finalists in each category. Each Finalist will receive 2 Filmmaker passes to the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival where their film will be shown on the big screen at the Harkins 101 during the Phoenix Film Festival -- Saturday, March 28, 2015. The awards will be announced after the screening.

It's as simple as that!

So what are you waiting for?

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NOW TAKING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2015 AZSFF!!!

The Phoenix Film Foundation is pleased to announce that we are NOW taking submissions for the 2015 Arizona Student Film Festival to be held March 28, 2015 during the Phoenix Film Festival. That's right. All of our student filmmakers who are selected as finalists will have their film screened on the big screen at the Phoenix Film Festival! The AZSFF is open to Arizona grade school and high school students. Films must be under 8 minutes in length.

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2014

So what are you waiting for?

 

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Arizona Student Film Festival

FAQ

Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions page of the Arizona Student Film Festival website. We will be updating this page as we get questions. Please read through the FAQ. If you still do not see an answer to your question, feel free to email submissions@phxfilm.com and put AZSFF Question in the subject line.

1. Can I submit more than one entry?

Yes. You may. In fact, if your entries truly excel, you may have more than one film as a finalist and therefore have more than one film screen at the film festival! However, you will only get 2 filmmaker passes total regardless of the number of films that are shown.

2. I want to submit more than one film. Can I just do one submission?

Nope. One film per submission and entry fee.

3. I made this film last school year when I was in 8th grade but now I’m in High School. Where do I submit it?

Entries should be submitted in the category when they were made. Therefore, you submit it in the grade school shorts.

4. I made this film last school year when I was in 8th grade but now I’m in High School and I just did some edits and stuff to it. Where do I submit it?

Since the last modifications to the film were done when you were in High School, you would submit this in the High School category.

5. I’m in college. Can’t I enter in the AZSFF?

College submissions would be entered through the Phoenix Film Festival. Learn about entering PFF by clicking here.

6. I read the rules and it said that the films couldn't have any adult content or language. Isn't that censorship?

Nope. It’s not. We know that filmmaking can be a very adult medium, but this is a competition for grade-schoolers and high-schoolers. We are not saying what to or not to make. We are saying that in this competition, keep it creative, interesting and suitable for everyone.

7. What about one swear word or like there’s this monster and he slashes….

Here’s what we will say: you have read the rules, you know your film so you know if it is appropriate to submit. We can’t make that judgement for you.

8. My movie is 9 minutes and 32 seconds. Is that ok?

No. Please cut 1 minute and 32 seconds out of your film.

9. My film is 5 seconds long. Is that ok.

Yes. Although, it better be a pretty amazing 5 seconds….

10. Can I put popular music in my film?

You must have the rights to everything in your film. That means any clips we see on the television and music we hear. Therefore, you are better off composing your own music or having a friend do it for you. Music clearances are hard to come by and usually expensive.

11. My friend and I really did this together. Can we enter with both of us?

Sorry, you can not. You will have to sit down and decide who will enter it. There is a place in the entry to put credits for additional people who were instrumental in the creation of the film.

12. I did the music on a film. Can I submit it under my name?

No. Only the student PRIMARILY responsible for the film (usually the director, but not always) can submit. Teachers who oversee projects may not submit under their name.

13. I have another question, but it’s long. Can I ask you?

Sure. Ask away. Send an email to submissions@phxfilm.com

 

We will be adding more questions as we get them!

Thanks!

Submissions will open soon for the 2016 Arizona Student Film Festival!

The Phoenix Film Foundation will be opening submissions for the 2016 Arizona Student Film Festival to be held April 2016 during the Phoenix Film Festival. All of our student filmmakers who are selected as finalists will be treated like PFF Filmmakers, receive 2 Filmmaker passes to the 2016 Phoenix Film Festival and have their film screened on the big screen at the PFF!

The AZSFF is open to Arizona grade school and high school students. Films must be under 8 minutes in length.

All submissions for the 2016 Arizona Student Film Festival must have been made by an Arizona student in 2015. More rules and guidelines can be found by checking out our FAQ.

 

What's going on with the Arizona Student Film Festival?!?

We've got some good news and some bad news for you.

First the bad news: we will not be having an AZSFF this year. I know. We are sad too. We LOVE seeing all of the cool, interesting and creative films our Arizona students make!

BUT...

That's because we are please to let you know of some awesome changes to the Arizona Student Film Festival. The Arizona Student Film Festival will be resuming in March, 2015 as a special event at the Phoenix Film Festival! Films that were eligible for this year will still be considered for next year. This change will give participants an opportunity to be part of a first-class event alongside films from around the world.  Your films will still be participating with only Arizona students, but now on a bigger stage.

AND...

Students whose films are selected for the new festival will receive two VIP Filmmaker passes to the Phoenix Film Festival which are valued at $250 each!

And that's not all!

BUT...

the rest is a secret.

Be patient and keep working on your films. Because let me tell you, it will totally be worth your while!

Thank you for your enthusiasm and we hope to see you at the Phoenix Film Festival: March 26 - April 2, 2015!

Welcome to the Arizona Student Film Festival

Started in 2007, the Arizona Student Film Festival showcases the amazing filmmaking talents of Arizona students!

While we have been celebrating student film makers since 2007, we are proud to announce that for the first time, our student filmmakers will be a part of the Phoenix Film Festival, one of the largest film festivals in the Southwest.

Students in grade school and high school are invited to submit their short films

We are very proud of our student filmmakers and as part of the Phoenix Film Foundation, we are committed to educating the next generation of Arizona Filmmakers.

The Arizona Student Film Festival is a production of the Phoenix Film Foundation, the largest 501c3 non-profit film organization in the state of Arizona.

Our mission is to support and develop the artistic appreciation, educational opportunities and growth of independent film within Arizona. The Foundation’s primary functions through its programs are to promote the exhibition of independent films and conduct educational programs that teach the art of independent filmmaking.

Through our mission, the Phoenix Film Foundation operates the Phoenix Film Festival, the Arizona Student Film Festival, the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival, The Phoenix Film Society and IFP Phoenix which serves as our educational arm, presenting our Educational Outreach program for middle and high school students interested in film, Kids' Day at the Phoenix Film Festival for Arizona kids ages 3-13 and free film summer camps.