Sweet Tweet: Andrew Jenks Highlights High School Film Festival

Photo: (Getty)

Photo: (Getty)

It’s important for teens (and, well, everyone) to have a creative outlet, and many young people turn to filmmaking as a way to express their thoughts and creativity. MTV’s own Andrew Jenks has an idea about how powerful film can be for both creators and viewers, so he’s behind the very first All-American High School Film Festival.

Jenks Tweeted:

You can submit as many of your films as you like, but they have to fit into one of the following categories: Drama/Narrative, Comedy, Documentary (Jenks should know a thing or two about that), Sports Narrative or Documentary, Animation, Music Video, Experimental, Scholastic Book Trailer (’cause, remember, Scholastic published his book?), Made in NY or PSA. Whew — you’ve got options! A winner will be chosen from each category, and the winning films will be shown at the Film Festival in October.

So if you’ve got a perf short movie for this, or your Muse is telling you great stuff you’ve got to go film, listen up. You have until June 14th to enter an early submission — which means the entry fee is waived. If you’re not ready by Friday, you just need to get your film in by August 2nd and pay $25 per submission. Winners will get the great news in early September! Check out the website for all the deets, and get your creative outlets going!

take action

Follow on Twitter!

Follow on Twitter!

Follow @HSfilmfest on Twitter to stay caught up with what's going on!