Entries are divided into three categories for awards consideration:
Novice Division: Kindergarten through Eighth grade; entrants must have been a major participant in the video (director, cinematographer, actor, or editor), and up to four students per film may enter.
Junior Division: Ninth through Twelfth Grades (9–12), entrant must have participated as Director. A student who graduated from high school will be considered in this division,
Senior Division: College/Graduate, entrant must have participated as Director. A student who graduated in Fall 2015/ Spring 2016 may submit a graduation/thesis film.
Junior and Senior Divisions entrants must have participated in the video as Director. Novice Division entrants must have been a major participant in the video (director, cinematographer, actor, or editor), and up to four students per film may enter.
Submissions are accepted from either national or international students.
All entries must be either in English or subtitled in English. Non-English entries submitted without subtitles are not eligible.
We accept only one entry per student/class.
Students may be required to present proof of student status at the time of production (i.e., copy of student ID, transcript, etc.).
Films previously submitted to the Boise Student International Video Festival (BoVi) are NOT eligible.
Videos must have been completed within two years of the BoVi 2016 closing submission date.
Films must be submitted via YouTube or Vimeo.
Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry per the Submission Agreement Section available on the Submission Form.
Submitted films must be original works and filmmakers must be able to provide proof of licensing for any copyrighted material featured in the project to be eligible. Proper on-screen credit for licensed work is also required.
Entrant will allow usage of clips from the film for promotional use on television, radio, in print, and at live Festival events.
Student will be notified via email if work has been accepted to screen at BoVi 2016.
Works in Progress: While entrants are permitted to submit films that are not fully complete (i.e., without final color correction and sound mixing), please note that the programming committee will only consider the version submitted; subsequent cuts or replacement copies will only be accepted at the request of the programming committee.
Only complete entries (including entry form, and digital turn in) will be processed.
The Boise Student International Video Festival is not responsible for incorrect wording in publications or on awards if the entry form is incorrect or illegible.
All films MUST be under 20 minutes in length. Credits will not be counted toward total run time provided that no storytelling occurs in the credits. Final determination on films that exceed the total run time requirement will be made by the BoVi Selection Committee.
All entries must fit into what is considered a G, PG, PG-13, or R category as outlined by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Excessive violence or other excessive and/or inappropriate content may disqualify your entry from competition based solely upon BoVi’s discretion.
Films can be in HD or SD. BoVi will not manipulate the picture or audio of submissions except to ensure the safety of the theater's audio equipment. Entrants are responsible for the quality of their films.
Entrants grant the Boise Student International Video Festival publicity materials and a video trailer (if available). Publicity and press materials will not be returned.
If under 18, student must have parent’s permission to submit.