JJC Students Invited to Participate in Reel Illinois Community College Film Competition

JJC students are invited to participate in the  Reel Illinois Community College Film Competition, which is asking Illinois community college students to create five-minute films about their colleges, community, or a local small business. The state-wide competition is co-sponsored by the Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) and the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival. 

Those interested in participating from JJC should contact CIOS professor Shelley LaFevers at slafever@jjc.edu. Shelley is coordinating our involvement in this contest and can provide additional information about upcoming informational seminars and what is needed to enter. All entries submitted for the statewide contest will be considered for JJC’s internal college competition for the best film about JJC. Prize money, generously donated from Student Activities, will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners of the internal competition.

 The deadline to enter is Feb. 15. For additional questions, please contact Shelley LaFevers.

 SHORT FILMS … REEL IDEAS

Did you know that the Illinois Community College System serves 65% of all students in public higher education? The Reel Illinois is seeking captivating films about community colleges from the students that attend 1 of the 48 community colleges in Illinois.

The Reel Illinois Community College Film Competition is intended to enhance school engagement, pride, and awareness. Utilizing the power of social media and utilizing the innate creativity and talent on local campuses, Illinois community college students will create five-minute films about their colleges, community, or a local small business.

THE RULES

This competition is open to all Illinois community college students.

 Requirements

1. The film must incorporate the community college’s mission and motto.

2. At least one student on the team must be currently enrolled and/or a graduate during the 2013-14 school year.

3. Videos must be filmed within the college district.

 

 Timeline

– February-March 2014: Film-making seminars (to be held regionally)

– April 2014: Entry deadline for five-minute videos about an individual community college

– June 2014: Entry deadline for five-minute videos about local small businesses or community service organizations

– September 2014: Finalists will have a special award ceremony and screening to determine the winner at the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival

– October 2014: World Premier of winning films during the Association of Community College Trustees’ annual Leadership Congress in Chicago

 

Prizes

– Scholarships

– Recognition at Chicago International Social Change Film Festival

– Regional/district awards

 

 Judging

– 20% of the scoring will be based on total YouTube video views

– 80% by the panel of judges

 

DISCLAIMER: Films will be automatically eliminated with no exception if they contain explicit language, nudity, or discriminate against race, age, ethnicity, disability, religious belief, gender or sexual orientation.

 

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