Calling all student filmmakers: Launch deadline is Jan. 30th

Submit HereSouthern Oregon student filmmakers have just one more week to enter their films for the Launch, our free contest! Winners will be showcased at the 11th annual AIFF, April 12 – 16, 2012. Need inspiration? Check out our 2011 Launch winners.

All Southern Oregon students in Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine and Klamath are encouraged to enter, not just those in media classes. There are four different age categories: elementary (K-5), middle (6-8), high school (9-12) and college (undergrad only). One Launch winner will be selected from each age category. Films are limited to 5 minutes in length. The film can be of any genre the students choose — such as live action, animation, claymation, stop-motion, documentaries, etc. (Please note that PSAs and music videos are unlikely to be selected).

As always, submission to the Launch is FREE!

Launch winners receive:

  • A VIP pass for you and a guest, providing access to all films and parties
  • Two tickets to each screening of your film
  • Your film is shown once for free to a full theatre
  • The ashland independent film festival treats you like a rock star!

All Launch entrants receive:

  • Two film vouchers to festival films

To enter, students must complete the Launch Entry Form and drop off their film to the AIFF offices by 5pm on Monday, January 30 (see directions to office below).

Please refer to our website to learn about past Launch winners and find resources for the budding filmmaker. Feel free to contact us if you have questions about the steps students need to take when making a film to ensure that it is ready for submission.

Questions? Contact or call (541) 488-3823. Films should be dropped off at AIFF offices located at 295 E Main St. #6, Ashland (across the street from Bloomsbury Books). Our offices are open from 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday.