Broadcast Journalism: 2 Day Shoot & Edit

Thursday, Oct. 4th 2018

8:00am- Film Invitational 2 Day Competition Begins

Friday, Oct. 5th 2018

4:00pm- Film Invitational Final Cuts Due

Location: Sheraton Times Square Hotel
811 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

2018 Film Invitational registration is now CLOSED. Congratulations to all of the 50+ teams who will be competing in this year's competitions. If your team has been accepted your team leader should have received a confirmation email. Please note that your team is not officially registered until your team has submitted the registration fee. All Welcome Packets and assets will be sent out to teams on August 1st. If you have any questions please email See you in New York City!

Broadcast Journalism in New York City is super competitive, so we decided to join the fun! NYC is the # 1 media market in the nation with a constant flow of new stories on every topic imaginable. If you want to test your journalistic skills THIS IS THE PLACE TO DO IT!

We believe in the freedom of press and want to empower you to tell the stories that you find most compelling. So what story will you share? New York City awaits!

Here’s how it works:

  • Your team is tasked with producing a 2 to 5 minute feature story on a subject, issue or person of your choice. Think CBS Sunday Morning.
  • Upon registration for the Broadcast Journalism competition your team can get right to work.

  • Before arriving in New York City you may:

    • Brainstorm ideas

    • Research topics

    • Secure interviews

    • Plan your shoot

  • You may not shoot, edit or record anything that will be used in your piece. All actual production of your content must take place in New York City on October 4th and 5th 2018.

  • Maximum number of participating teams: 30

  • Size of Team: 3 to 10 students

  • There is a $100 non-refundable processing fee per team due by June 15th, 2018.

  • Feature stories will be judged and winners will be announced by Friday October 19th.

  • All stories will be available on our YouTube page following the announcement of the winners.

  • Prizing: Prize package to be valued at $500 for the winning film (updates to be announced throughout the year)

  • *Festival tickets sold separately*