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JCC Cinematic Production Club Accepting Entries for 2017 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 February 25, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. with an entry fee of $10. Winning entries of the contest will be previewed at an amateur film festival to be held at JCC on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in Sturtz Theater.

Film festival categories are silent film, action, comedy, suspense, and public service announcement. 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
      • Oneida
      • Herkimer
  • 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

Complete contest rules are available online and in person at JCC’s Student Activities Office, Room 4-100, McVean Center. Late entries will be accepted until Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. with an entry fee of $20.

Submissions must consist of original content, recycling previously made content will not be permitted. Prizes will be awarded in each film 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 22, 2017. 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, contact the Student Activities Office at JCC, 315-786-2431 or