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The New Jersey School Boards Association invites students to submit entries into its sponsored category of the annual Garden State Film Festival: “New Jersey Hometown Documentary Short.”

NJSBA and The Garden State Film Festival created the NJ Hometown Documentary Short category in the Garden State Film Festival.  The films must be five minutes or less and focus on some aspect of the student’s hometown, that profiles an interesting person, place, time period or subject related to THE ARTS.

Entries must be documentary film shorts that are written, directed and shot by students.

Winners are showcased in the prestigious annual Garden State Film Festival, announced at the festival and receive all the benefits of selected filmmakers! The student film nominees and their respective schools/counties are also screened at NJSBA’s annual Workshop in October.

The winning school district will also receive $500 to support film/video equipment for the curriculum. Winners are announced in March.

Deadline for Student Film Entries is January 6, 2025!!!!  

You can begin submitting your student films now.  It’s a GREAT summer project for your students!!!

Questions or for information:

Learn more about the Garden State Film Festival here.