Write a script, grab that camera, and find some actors—it’s time to
enter your film in New Trier’s Greg Harris Film Festival.The fest will be held on April 26, 2017 at the Wilmette Theatre.
At 6:30 doors open. At 7pm, roll film. The magic begins as we screen the
movies. At 8pm, cue lights.A ceremony
crowns selected filmmakers, who will be honored with Harris Awards in a
variety of categories. If you’re up for the challenge, this is what you need
·Any genre— comedy, drama, thriller/suspense, horror , spoof,
experimental, documentary,animation, movie
trailer, commercial/PSA—is fair game
·Films can range from 1-6 minutes; you may submit more than one movie
·Remember that parents, siblings and faculty will be present—create a
film for all audiences
·Dress for the night—it’s a film festival—pull out those jackets and
ties and gowns. Let’s do it in style!
·Not all films will be shown during the
festival; a panel of judges will select films to be screened; all those who
submit will be notified whether they have been selected
·Entries should be in 16:9 Standard
Definition (854x480). If your project is shot in 4:3 SD (720x480), include
black bars on either side and export as 16:9.
·Each entry file should be named the same
as the title of the movie.
·Each entry should have a 5 second “slate”
(a simple black and white title card with the name of the project and those
submitting it), followed by 2 seconds of black. This “slate” will not take
the place of traditional titles or be shown at the fest, but is helpful in
identifying the movie and those who created it.
·Include 2 seconds of black at the end of
·Adjust your audio levels so that they peak
at –6 db. This will prevent audio distortion.
·Stop by the Helpdesk in 224 if you have
any questions or need technical assistance.
·If you have questions, contact Mr. Oetter (room 332) or Mr. Trovato
Ready! Get Set! Film Race!
As a special genre, the film race will be open to all students who are
up for a different challenge.
You will have 72 hours –from Friday April 7 to Monday April 10—to make
a short film (30 seconds to 4 minutes) that must include 2 secret elements:
a line of dialogue
a specific object
Both the line of dialogue and the object will be revealed at 3pm on
Friday April 7 on the following website: