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A True Independent Film Crew Experience
The 2019 Crave Arts Film Invitational!


The purpose of the Film Invitational is to provide an immersive, real-world experience for student filmmakers. At the heart of our competition is the 10-week pre-production process, enabling your team to prepare and produce your best possible submission.

2018 Competitions:

The competitions listed below were the competitions during the 2018 Film Invitational. The competitions for the 2019 Film Invitational will be announced on January 1st, 2019. Note that these competitions listed below are not guaranteed to be the same competitions that will be available in the 2019 Film Invitational.

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


Registration for the 2019 Film Invitational will be open on January 1st, 2019. Stay tuned to our social media channels for more information and updates! @HSFILMFEST

Congratulations to all of the 2019 Film Invitational
Winners, Finalists and Participants!

We hope you had an amazing time making your films in the heart of New York City!
View all of the Winners and Finalists here.

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"The Art of Parenting"
by Digital Tech High School

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by Skyridge High School


"A New York Story"
by Pine Crest School

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by Lone Peak High School