Festival Guidelines


All entrants must either be Minnesota high school
students, or Minnesota residents under the age of


Submissions should be no longer than 5 minutes in length.


All videos should be compressed according to the guidelines and submitted via wetransfer.com as detailed in the submission instructions.


Generally speaking, if the content could be aired on network television, it is probably acceptable. More specifically:

The .EDU Film Festival will not condone nor accept entries which:

  • Glamorize and/or graphically depict acts of violence
  • Glamorize any act of selling, consuming, or distributing drugs or alcohol
  • Glamorize any act of theft
  • Glamorize or emphasize any sexual act whether implied or directly stated
  • Make any direct or indirect threat to an individual, group, or entity
  • Harass and/or bully an individual, group, or entity
  • Are performed while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or any other intoxicating substance
  • Contain profane or obscene language 

Videos should not contain unauthorized copyrighted material. The .EDU Film Festival is not responsible for confirming copyright permissions and any illegal use of copyrighted materials is the responsibility of the entrant. For more information about obtaining rights to copyrighted material visit copyrightkids.org.