A True Independent Film Crew Experience,
The 2018 AAHSFF Film Invitational!
The purpose of the Film Invitational is to provide an immersive, real-world experience for student filmmakers.
The 2018 Film Invitational has four separate competition options for student production teams. At the heart of all four competitions is the 10-week pre-production process, enabling your team to prepare and produce your best possible submission.
- 1-day Editing Challenge
- 2-day Shoot and Edit: Claustrophobic Creativity
- 2-day Shoot and Edit: Broadcast Journalism: Feature Story Competition
- 3-day Shoot and Edit: The Complete Film Invitational Experience
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 email@example.com. See you in New York City!
How It Works:
The competition starts August 1st when your team receives the F.I. on-boarding packet. In this packet you will find all of the details, rules, prompts and release forms for the competition. During the 10-week pre-production phase each team will write their script, plan their shoot and secure locations and actors (with assistance from the AAHSFF Team). The competition culminates when each team comes to New York City to film, shoot and edit. The Film Invitational Headquarters will be located at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel. Films will be judged and reviewed, winners will be announced at the Teen Indie Awards on Sunday.
"I can't thank you enough for the opportunity to bring m kids to New York. the Kids have been exclaiming how much they have learned and they are all inspired to work hard and submit more projects for next year's festival. What you guys have put together has been an inspiration for thousands of students." - Michael Logan, Prosper High School
"Thank you so much for an amazing, invaluable immersion experience. My students are still amped up reflecting on AAHSFF & F.I. Through laughter, tears, joy, frustration, celebration -- we learned so much, enjoyed the city, and felt like real filmmakers. This opportunity is unparalleled. We had so much fun tother and returned to Austin with amazing memories and take-aways." - Emily McIntyre, Westlake High School