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JCC Cinematic Production Club Now Accepting Entries for Amateur Film Contest

The Jefferson Community College (JCC) Cinematic Production Club is accepting entries for an amateur film contest open to high school and college students. The deadline for submission is March 12, 2016 at 11:59PM with an entry fee of $20. Winning entries of the contest will be previewed at an amateur film festival to be held at JCC on Saturday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Sturtz Theater.

Film festival categories are silent film, action, comedy, suspense, and an open category. All submissions must meet the following requirements:

  • Contestants must be between the ages of 13-20 and reside in one of the following New York counties:
      • Jefferson
      • Lewis
      • Oswego
      • St. Lawrence
  • All videos MUST be between 5- 15 minutes
  • Any media forms will be accepted from live action, to animation to Claymation
  • Only one submission per group

For full contest rules and submission form, please click here or visit JCC’s Student Activities Office, Room 4-100, McVean Center.

Submissions must consist of original content, recycling previously made content will not be permitted. Prizes will be awarded in each category as well as an over-all grand prize.

All who participate in the contest will receive free admittance to the amateur film festival on April 16, 2016. The public is invited to attend. Tickets cost $5 and will be available for sale at the door. There will be a red carpet reception and photo opportunity prior to the viewing for contestants.

For more information, visit or contact the Student Activities Office at JCC, 315.786.2403 or