Civic Nebraska and The Bay present
Student Photo & Film Festival
Each summer, our Lincoln CommUNITY Student Film Festival showcases student voices and provides a creative outlet for them to tell their stories.
About the Project
Film is a powerful tool that brings people together and allows unique stories to be told. During the last year our community and world around us has changed dramatically. The pandemic, social unrest, and the fight for racial equality has had a profound effect. The CommUNITY Film Fest provides students a way to connect with their peers – and a meaningful way to express themselves in this unprecedented time.
Film is a powerful tool that brings people together and allows unique stories to be told and bridges cultural gaps. During the last year, we have seen our community and the world around us change overnight. The pandemic, social and economic unrest, and the fight for racial equality have had profound effects on students. They have had to spend much of their time away from their friends and peers resulting in a lack of meaningful ways to express themselves. Our film festival is open to all Lincoln students kindergarten through 12th grade. Student winners will be awarded scholarships that they can use for their future education or purchase their own filmmaking equipment and gear.
Things to Know
Submitted film(s) can be in any creative format, including: Documentary, Short Features (Comedy, Action, Sci-Fi, Drama, etc.), Music and Musicians Video, Storytelling (Visual and Spoken Word), Stop-motion or Animation, or any other formats.
Your film needs to be between 2 -15 minutes long.
Building Community in a Pandemic
Building Community During Social Change
Building Community in in the Fight for Racial Equality
Scholarship can be used for future educational purposes including community college, four year college or trade school. Scholarship may also be used to purchase video making equipment with prior approval from Civic Nebrasaka.
Any students who attend a Lincoln school (kindergarten through 12th grade) are welcome to submit their work.
Yes! We want to provide our students with as much assistance as possible. If you need to check out a camera, fill out this form.
You can sign up for a workshop if you need help with using a camera, editing and other aspects of filmmaking. Email Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Here are some film types to get your creative brain started:
- Short Features (Comedy, Action, Sci-Fi, Drama, etc.)
- Music and Musicians Video
- Storytelling (Visual and Spoken Word)
- Stop-motion or Animation