T Tauri Film
Festival Seeks Entries to
Annual Young Filmmakers Competition
April 1, 2011
If you are a
filmmaker in grades 6 through 12, we invite you to
submit your film to the T Tauri Young Filmmakers
Competition, one of the longest-running competitive
youth film showcases in the country. While only a few films can
be winners, a large number of entries will be
screened for the public at the 7th T Tauri Film Festival
in Batesville, Arkansas, and will be posted on the
online young filmmakers screening room/learning lab, the
T Tauri Galaxy.
Tauri Winners and Official Selections have also been
broadcast on Arkansas public television and screened at
the Indie Memphis Film Festival. So this is your chance to put your
movie exactly where it ought to be--on the big screen!
There's no entry fee and the judges are teens who share
your passion for movies and really get it. Cash
and/or equipment prizes will be announced here in the
next couple of months. In addition to prizes, winners who are in grades
10-12 also receive a $1,000 scholarship to the
Watkins College of
Art, Design & Film in Nashville, Tennessee. The
scholarships will be awarded to all of the "principals"
who worked on the winning films, including the director,
producer, cinematographer, editor, and screenwriter.
Short Documentary (10 minutes or shorter)
Long Documentary (10-30 minutes)
Experimental and Music Video
also awarded to the best films in the following special category:
Movies must be postmarked by April 1, 2011.
Movies must be produced by youth in grades 6 through
Movies must have been produced in the past two years
(between April 2009 and April 2011) and not
previously submitted to the T Tauri Film Festival.
Movies must be submitted in DVD format.
Movies must be 30 minutes or less in length.
Entrants are advised that entries over 15 minutes
may not be viewed in their entirety by the judges.
There is no limit to the number of movies you may enter.
To facilitate the judging process, each movie
submitted should be on a separate DVD unless the
entries are in the same category.
completed and signed Entry Form should be submitted
for each movie entered. All entry form information
will be kept confidential. Only the names and ages
of the filmmakers will appear in the program and on
the website, along with the title, year, and length of the movie and the filmmaker's description.
Any music, images, footage, or text used in your
movie must be original or, if copyrighted, you are responsible for obtaining written
permission for its use.
Movies depicting violence, pornography, racism,
sexism, or profanity will be disqualified.
The T Tauri Film Festival and Ozark Foothills
FilmFest, Inc., their governing board, employees,
volunteers, partners, or sponsors do not assume
responsibility for any liabilities, costs, or
injuries incurred in the production of your movie
nor for any complaints, judgments, losses, expenses,
or attorney's fees arising in connection with any
and all claims based on material you are submitting
to the T Tauri Film Festival.
Winners will be announced by July 1, 2011. Festival
Official Selections (movies that will be screened at the
Festival in addition to the Winners) will also be announced by
July 1, 2010.
RETURN OF SUBMITTED MOVIES
DVDs will be
returned to you if a self-addressed return envelope with
return postage in included with your submission. DVDs of
movies that will be shown at the Festival will be kept
by the T Tauri Film Festival for archival purposes and
for possible inclusion in a "Best of T Tauri" touring
ENTER YOUR MOVIE
Read the Entry Guidelines to confirm that you are
eligible and understand the contest rules.
Open and print an entry form (one for each movie or
writing submission entered). Click below for the form of
Entry Form in .pdf format
Entry Form in .html format
forms must be printed and typed or hand-written; they
cannot be completed online.
Complete and sign the appropriate form and have it
signed by a parent or guardian.
Send a copy of your DVD, with the
completed and signed entry form, to the following
address by April 1, 2011 (postmark deadline):
Tauri Film Festival
Grove, AR 72550
have any questions about the competition, call
870-251-1189 or email