Stories Lived Short Film Festival

Festival Information

PLEASE NOTE – THE STORIES LIVED SHORT FILM FESTIVAL IS IN BETWEEN SESSIONS, BUT IS CURRENTLY TAKING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE NEXT FESTIVAL WITH EXACT DATES TO BE DETERMINED.

THE PRIZES

The Stories Lived Online Video Contest will present $5,300 in cash prizes across multiple categories, awarded over a 3.5 month period.

  • Personal Triumph Finalists:  3 Finalists selected | $200 awarded to each Finalist (determined by Stories Lived staff.)
  • Personal Passion Finalists:  3 Finalists selected | $200 awarded to each Finalist (determined by Stories Lived staff.)
  • Personal Mission Finalists:  3 Finalists selected | $200 awarded to each Finalist (determined by Stories Lived staff.)
  • Audience Award Winner:  1 Winner from 9 Finalists | $1,500 to Winner (determined by online vote.)
  • Jury Award Winner:  1 Winner from 9 Finalists | $2,000 to Winner (determined by our esteemed Jury.)

 

SUBMISSION CRITERIA

    1. Review our About page in detail, text and video.  Understand it.  Videos will only be accepted if they do follow the message and theme of Stories Lived.
    2. Video shorts must be no longer than 5 minutes (before the required Stories Lived bumpers).  A trailer to a longer film may be submitted, and a link to the full film can be included in the description area.
    3. The videos must be a true story and convey a beautiful outcome – one from which we can all learn. Tell the story through video: WHY AND HOW THEY DID IT.
    4. Videos must fit one of the following categories:
      1. Personal Triumph Category: Stories about individuals who inspire those around them simply by how they approach and overcome obstacles with grace and dignity.  Watch Janelle: Living, Laughing and Loving with Family on website for an example.
      2. Personal Passion Category:  Stories about individuals who have found their calling, meaning, and purpose in this lifetime, and how it inspires others around them.  Watch Born to Build Bikes on website for an example.
      3. Personal Mission Category: Stories about change makers who live their lives embodying a mission of change to make the world a better place.  Watch Sylvester Bhaiya: Transforming the Lives of Slum Children Through Soccer on website for an example.
    5. If you want us to tag you on Social Media in the future when we promote your video, like us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

 

DEADLINES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

    1. Deadline for submission is:  To Be Determined
    2. Audience Award: To Be Determined
    3. Jury Award: To Be Determined
    4. Stories Lived will make all award announcements via Email and Social Media.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    1. There is no limit on submissions, so enter as many video shorts in as many categories as you like!
    2. There are no age restrictions.
    3. Entrants need to provide a link with their submission so that Stories Lived can actually download the file.
    4. MP4 file type is preferred.
    5. Stories Lived reserves the right to use all video entries for advertising and promotional purposes.
    6. Stories Lived will not accept videos that do not fit the themes and categories of this website and contest, and / or that are clearly meant for business promotional interests.
    7. Please be wary of illegally using other people’s music, artwork, or other content by making sure all rights and permissions have been properly secured.
    8. View full Contest Terms and Conditions here.
    9. Submit a Story!

 

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