Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 Deadline
VOORHEES, N.J. – June 27, 2013– The Voorhees branch of the Camden County Library System is holding its fourth annual summer video contest for teens that will culminate in a Teen Video Festival on Tuesday, August 20, 2013. Along with the festival’s judges, the contestants, their families, friends and the general public are welcome to attend and view all the submissions by the teen film makers at this ‘Red Carpet Event’.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 16, 2013. A video must be suitable for an audience of all ages – in other words it must meet the requirements of a “G” rating as established by the Motion Picture Association of America.
A piece can be anywhere from three to ten minutes in length and the principal members of the crew creating the film must between 12 and 18 years old and currently enrolled in sixth through twelfth grade as of September, 2013.
Films can be of any genre – comedy, drama, documentary, animation - or use any medium - music, special effects, sound effects - wherever the film maker’s creative streak takes him or her as long as the subject is presented in a manner acceptable for all ages. Films must be submitted in DVD format. All submissions will be accepted for screening. Make a copy because submissions will not be returned.
Two Film Making Workshops Offered
This year novice film makers can get help in two workshops offered as part of the new Maker Space series of programs for teens and tweens at the Voorhees Library. BAM (Become a Maker): Script Writing will be offered Monday, July 1, 7 p.m. and BAM: Film Editing will be offered Wednesday, Aug. 15, 6 – 8 p.m.
Fourth Annual Vogelson Teen Film Festival
A jury panel made up of teens and library professionals will decide the winners of the contest at a “Red Carpet Event” staged in The Corner (teen space) at the M. Allan Vogleson Region Branch Library in Voorhees on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required.
After the initial screening, the videos will be uploaded to the Voorhees library’s teen YouTube page for viewing (www.youtube.com/CCLTeens).
The contest is free. Entry forms can be picked up in person during regular business hours at the Youth Services desk of the Vogelson Branch Library located on Laurel Rd. across from the Voorhees Town Center or by e-mailing Christen Orbanus at [email protected]Contestants will be notified when their submissions are received at the library.
Remember, the deadline is Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.
Established in 1921, Camden County Library System seeks to meet the recreational, informational and educational needs of its customers with locations in Bellmawr, Camden, Gloucester Township, Haddon Township, Merchantville, Winslow Township and Voorhees. The Library is governed and supported by the Camden County Board of Freeholders and the Camden County Library Commission.