The “shorties” shorter short film challenge

The Sylvania Community Arts Commission (SCAC) invites students in grades Kindergarten through 8th to join in the excitement of our first Tree City Film Festival, by entering the “shorties” shorter short film challenge.  Kids are encouraged to create a 3 – 5 minute short film, using the digital devices they already own and use.  Students who take a chance and create this type of art, will have the opportunity to get their work shown on the big screen in a public viewing on April 12th in downtown Sylvania at a ticketed event (with paparazzi in attendance).  All accepted entries will also be judged by a panel of local celebrity judges, and participating “producers” will compete to win great prizes including an iPod touch!

If you want to be part of this fun and challenging event, please have a parent or guardian send us an email of “intent” saying that you will be sending in a signed copy of the application below.  Once they send the email, start making magic!  When your movie is ready, upload it to YouTube as private and send us (TreeCityFilmFestival) the link, or mail us a copy on disk.  The deadline to submit your movie is April 1st, and by then we must also have a signed release form (below) from every person involved in your movie, and a signed and completed entry form.

Shorties Registration Form (PDF)
Shorties Release Form (PDF)

Please mail all forms and/or disks to SCAC, 5632 N Main Street, Sylvania, OH 43560.

For more information, or to start your journey, please email us at