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International Student Film Fest ... for You!

What: The 4th Annual Sacred Heart Prep International Student Film Festival (SHPIFF) is a showcase of work by high school filmmakers from around the world.

Who: Active young filmmakers – here in the Bay Area of San Francisco or further afield in storybook lands like Japan, the United Kingdom, or Brazil. That means YOU!

Where: At our dear school nestled in the heart of the innovation capital of the world: Silicon Valley.

Deadline for submissions: April 1, 2017
Film Screening: April 21, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

How do you submit? Films can be up to 10 minutes. There are 5 categories for films:
  1. Drama: any serious-minded fictional story telling, like: family/relationship drama, thriller, horror, suspense, adventure, romance. Make us think, cry, feel, cringe, or all of the above!
  2. Comedy/Musical: music videos, comic sketches, satire, mockumentary, dance videos, extreme tomfoolery. Put us in stitches, give us knee-slappers, drop real zingers!
  3. Documentary Enlighten us! Tell a real story! Be the detective of truth!
  4. Experimental: avant-garde, art house, surrealism, cinematic poetry, personal expression, artistic interpretation, abstraction. Mad scientists of the silver screen, blow our minds!
  5. Social Justice: our special theme, which can overlap with categories above: social crusading, political provocation, spurring to action. Ignite the flames of change!
Submit your work using this Google form:
The festival will be streamed live! The audience – there and around the world – will vote via text on their favorite film. Audience Choice Award comes with $104.21!
If you have any questions, reach out to Nick at

-The SHPIFF Team
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