2019 Call for Submissions

15 Minutes Max Student Film Festival

Whether you have been busy producing films as class assignments, or you make films for sheer love of the art, this is your opportunity to inspire peers, teachers and the public at large with your work! The only condition is that your film should be 15 minutes in length.

Current regional high school and college within a 50-mile radius of The College of Saint Rose are encouraged to submit films in the following categories:

  1. a) Fiction (drama, comedy, mystery, action, science fiction, etc.)
  2. b) Nonfiction (documentary, video essay, experimental video, etc.)
  3. c) Music video
  4. d) Animation

Submission Guidelines

  • Only one submission per person, please.
  • Films must have a title card and end credits.
  • Films should not exceed 15 minutes in length.
  • Submissions in a language other than English are welcome, as long as they include English subtitles.
  • Any guidance from a mentor/instructor/professional must be limited to an advisory capacity only. Students are responsible for writing/shooting/editing/producing by themselves.
  • The submitted films must not contain any material under copyright (logos, music, etc.) without written permission. Filmmakers must use music that is royalty-free, in the public domain, or available under Creative Commons license. Exceptions are made if the content is considered Fair Use and adheres to Fair Use Guidelines (links below).
  • Documentary films must adhere to the Documentary Filmmakers’ Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use
  • All films must abide by the Center of Social Media’s Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video and, must adhere to a PG-13 rating.
  • All music should be noted in the end credits.
  • Must have been a regional high school or college student (undergraduate and graduate) at the time of production.
  • Previously submitted films that have been significantly revised are permitted for consideration.

If your film is selected, you will be contacted by15MinuteMax for a high-resolution copy of your film. Please have one available to send.

Please upload your film to YouTube and save it as public or unlisted, then submit your film below. 

For questions, please email Liz Richards.



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