Project NEXT announces the launch of a high school film festival that will coincide with DFF40. High school short-subject films may be submitted through a web portal and will be judged for inclusion by a panel of industry professionals. The selected films will screen as part of High School Day at the Festival, Friday, November 10 at the Festival Annex at the McNichols Building in Civic Center Park. High School students from around the state are encouraged to come to High School Day to take part in panels, workshops, equipment demonstrations, screenings and an award ceremony for the top films in multiple categories.
The Project NEXT Festival submissions are now open and will close on October 28. Students are encouraged to promote their inclusion in the program, as there will be a Viewer's Choice Award chosen through popular vote.