We are now accepting entries for the 2018 EDU Film Festival. We are looking for short films from Minnesota high school (or middle school) students in the following categories: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, Music Video, Animation, or PSA categories. Official selections will be screened as part of the 2018 EDU Film Festival, on May 18th, at the Showplace Icon Theater, in St. Louis Park's West End.
EDU is thrilled to announce the addition of IPR as the presenting sponsor of the EDU Film Festival. For the past four years, IPR College of Creative Arts has played a major role in the continued success of EDU. Through both monetary and in-kind donations, IPR has insured that the EDU Film Festival remains a free event and that young filmmakers from all types of backgrounds have equal access to this unique experience.
Jaki Velez has been involved in the EDU Film Festival since she attended high school at MTS' Digital Media Academy. PJ Mack is a double graduate of IPR in the Sound Design for Visual Media and Digital Video & Media Production programs. We are proud to announce that Jaki and PJ have joined EDU as Assistant Directors.
We've put together an impressive team of film professionals to help us grade and select the official screeners for the 2017 EDU Film Festival. They will give each film a grade for story, cinematography, sound, edit/post-production, and "heart." Those grades will be averaged and compiled to determine which films will screen. Take a look at the selection team bios, you'll be honored that they are watching your work.
We are now accepting entries for the 2017 EDU Film Festival. We are looking for short films from Minnesota high school (or middle school) students to screen at the 2017 EDU Film Festival. Submit entries in the Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, Music Video, Animation, or PSA categories. All submissions are due by April 15th, 2017.
EDU is honored to welcome Seeka TV as a premier sponsor for the 2017 festival year. Seeka is a streaming platform that allows independent filmmakers to more efficiently find their audience, interact with their fans and monetize their content.
Jerrad was the last entry for the EDU film festival which includes more than 70 short student-created films picked to be shown on Friday at the ShowPlace Icon theater in St. Louis Park. The EDU Film Fest, presented by Best Buy and sponsored by IPR-College of Creative Arts, is a one-day festival celebrating and recognizing the film work of middle school and high school Students from around the state. Usually, the short films for this film festival are limited to five minutes, but this film is three times that length. The creator of the film festival quickly realized ”Jerrad” was worth every second. Watch the story on FOX9.com
Congratulations to the following filmmakers for being included in our finalist showcase. These films will compete for the Best in Fest awards. Finalists are chosen by our Selection Team through a blind grading process. Selection team members score each film submitted for story, cinematography, editing, sound, and "heart." The scores are averaged and the films ranked according to score. These films represent the top ranking entries in each award category
Ever wonder who it is that brings you the EDU Film Festival each year? The festival has been staffed by three creative forces for the last nine years. This year, Trey Wodele (Executive Director, Co-Founder), Richard Hansen (Co-Director, Co-Founder), and Ben Prescott (Art Director) are joined by a new staff member, Jaki Velez who is in charge of social media and data management.
We are now accepting entries for the 2016 EDU Film Festival. We are looking for five-minute films from Minnesota high school (or middle school) students to screen at the 2016 EDU Film Festival. Submit entries in the Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, Music Video, Animation, or PSA categories. Official Selections will be screened as part of the 2016 EDU Film Festival, on May 13th, at the Showplace Icon Theater, in St. Louis Park's West End.
EDU Film Festival is proud to announce a new partnership with the Twin Cities Black Film Festival. As a part of that partnership, we are excited to offer a new festival award sponsored exclusively by TCBFF and aimed at emerging filmmakers of color.