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49th Michigan Student Film Fest News & Prizes – New Deadline, March 3rd

Happy New Year from DAFT!

Here are some important notes that will be going out in our Newsletter January 17th.  Please share this information with your contacts in the K-8 community; we'd really like to boost the entries.
  • Due Date moved to March 3rd:  Thanks for your patience as we streamline the registration process.  We should have the entry/payment up and running soon.  For those schools who have purchased institutional level memberships, we'll be getting you your voucher-codes soon
  • Membership Required for Entering Festival: All entries must be received via a paid DAFT member account (student, adult or institutional level--not our free account).  All school-level registrants are eligible in the festival drawing for a Canon DSLR package.

  • No Paper, No DVDs:  This year, we will be sending back all judges feedback via online PDFs--gathered through computer-entered forms on judging day.  We also won't be accepting DVD entries anymore.


  • All Entries Eligible for Prize-Drawing for Pro Gear at Festival! 
  • Category Prizes!  We're very pleased to announce that this year's festival will once again award category-specific prizes--the winner receiving prizes!  $500 cash prizes for best narrative film and documentary, $250 ProCam gift cards for the other categories.
  • Verifying Copyright, School-Appropriate Material and Proofreading:  We are asking all entrants to check that the material contains approved music/images/video, is school appropriate and all names are carefully proofread.  Click here for our great link of royalty-free music sites.
  • Teacher of the Year Nominees by February 1st:  If you have a nominee for DAFT's media Teacher of the Year, please send your name and a paragraph or two with your rationale to
  • Judging Day - March 11th!  if you are interested in being part of the first round of festival judging on March 11th click here!
  • Scholarship Opportunities include...

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