The Film & Broadcast Coalition (FBC) offers events that focus on educating students in the fundamental skills, processes, and principles of effective filmmaking and broadcasting. This includes the competitive aspect of both the Broadcast Awards and the Utah High School Film Festival. The FBC places value on the truths revealed through the experiences, conflicts, joys and disappointments we all experience and encourage student filmmakers to relate these through meaningful stories.
Creative video productions that are entered into the Broadcast Awards and/or Utah High School Film Festival should reveal skill, imagination, creativity and understanding of effective storytelling principles. Although the FBC is open to diverse interpretations of the human experience, we will accept for competition only those productions that avoid being gratuitously or explicitly violent, obscene or overtly sexual. Likewise, contest entries should avoid showing anyone involved in risky, questionable, or illegal activities without also examining the outcomes, ramifications or consequences of those activities.
Teachers/Advisers are responsible for the content of each entry; do not submit anything that you feel goes against the following content rules:
2. OBEY COPYRIGHT LAWS
It is imperative that each video adhere to current copyright laws, fair use guidelines, and creative commons attributions. Music used in a production should be properly attributed and/or licensed. Proof of license must be submitted with each entry.
It’s the responsibility of the student producer(s) and their teacher/adviser to ensure proper use of music in their production(s). If, for whatever reason a video is blocked by YouTube or other video sharing site, it is the responsibility of the student and/or teacher to remedy the issue, otherwise the submission will not be judged. Failure to produce proof of license will also result in a video being disqualified. For additional copyright information, please visit this site.
Additionally, plagiarism is not accepted. Each video should be an original work. Do not “remake” a video exactly as it appears. Do not submit a re-edited version of a video that you didn’t shoot.
3. VIDEO SUBMISSION
All videos are submitted via FilmFreeway. Each submission costs $10 and is to be paid by the submitter. All entries must be submitted by 11:59 MDT on the associated Submission Deadline. There is no limit to the number of submissions one can have, however, films should not be entered into multiple categories. Doing so might disqualify the submission based on the decision of the UHSFF Board of Directors.
Each entry must keep within the respective category time limits. Entries that exceed the time limitations will not be accepted by FilmFreeway and be disqualified. The time of a video is defined by its entire length, including any pre- or post-roll (countdowns, credits, black space, etc.).
4. TEACHER/ADVISOR PARTICIPATION
Teachers/Advisers must not participate in any way on students’ entries other than in a strictly advisory capacity. Each production should be a reflection of the students' skills, not the teachers. While it is understood that educating students is critical to the role of a teacher, we ask that teachers/advisers not do the following:
Teachers are primarily responsible for the submission of videos, including the timing, content and accuracy of information associated each entry. If, for whatever reason a student submits a video without the knowledge of their teacher/adviser, the respective teacher/adviser will be notified and will have final say as to whether or not the video will be considered.
5. EVENT PARTICIPATION & FEES
Cost to attend each event is $15 and is to be paid at the time of registration through FilmFreeway. It is not necessary to submit a film in order to attend the event.