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Video submission begins at 12:00 am (MDT) on June 1, and ends on August 1, 2016 at 11:59 pm (MDT).
All times listed are local Mountain Daylight Time (MDT). (See link below for local time.)
Submission categories for BoVi videos/films are Animation, Artistic, Documentary and Narrative. Please check the descriptions below for each category to know which is the best fit for your video/film before submitting.
Students under 18 years old require permission from parent/guardian.
Submitted entries are divided into Novice Division: Kindergarten through Eighth Grade (K-8); Junior Division: Ninth through Twelfth Grades (9–12); and Senior Division: College/Graduate categories for awards consideration. A student who graduated during the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 school year may submit a graduation/thesis film. A student who graduated from high school will be considered in the Junior Division.
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.
Only one entry per student/class.
Entry form requires a URL link of your video through YouTube or Vimeo.
All video submissions must be 20 minutes or less in length; minimum length is 1 minute, including credits.
There is no fee for BoVi submissions.
Please check other pages on this website for complete rules and festival information.
Film Submissions are now closed for BoVi 2016
FILM CATEGORIES AND SUBMISSION
Narrative A narrative film "tells a story or account of events" whether fiction or nonfiction. Examples of narrative films are action, adventure, comedy, drama, horror, sci-fi, musical, and silent. If the video is animated, it should be entered into Animation. If the video does not tell a story, then it may fit into the Artistic category. A music video, even though it may tell a story, should be entered as an Artistic video.
Animation Animation is the illusion of movement using a "series of drawings, computer graphics, or photographs of objects [that] when viewed quickly one after another creates the appearance of movement." Even if the theme of your animation fits another submission category (e.g., drama, romance, mystery, etc.), any completely animated video should be entered under this category. Stop motion is considered animation, even when a living subject is used.
Documentary A documentary is nonfiction and "intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record." If your video presents facts about real people, events, and places, then it is a documentary even if it is a creative endeavor. A mockumentary (fictional events made in a documentary style) is not considered a documentary, but an Artistic video.
Artistic An artistic video is something that does not fit into any other category and is considered creative. Examples of videos that would fall into this category are experimental, music videos, avant-garde, video art, surreal, and mockumentry. Fully animated artistic videos should be submitted under Animation.
References: dictionary.com, merriam-webster.com, Wikipedia, and desktop-documentaries.com.