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8th Annual Student Film Contest

Updated: 1 day ago


Virtual & In-Person

Food Provided & Learn How You Can Win $1000

Aspiring teen filmmakers, you don’t want to miss this!!

Would you like to WIN $1000 to make a 2-3 minute short film

but don’t know how to be a filmmaker?

  • Texas high school teens can now participate in the FIRST-EVER, FREE, hands on Film Workshops - three sessions in February.

  • These workshops can help prep students raise their voices and share what they feel about birth control. With all that’s happened on birth control, what do HIGH SCHOOL TEENS feel about it all?

  • Healthy Futures of Texas is helping TRAIN teens + give them an opportunity to WIN up to $1000 in the Student Film Contest for creating a film before March 14.

WHEN & WHAT? High School Film teacher will provide hands-on training and technical assistance! Food will be provided to all in-person participants.

  • Session 1: Thursday, Feb. 2, from 5:30 - 6:30 (virtual only due to weather)

  • Introduction to Filmmaking.

  • Session 2: February 16, from 5:30 - 8:30 (virtual upon request)

  • Introduction to Editing and Editing Time in Studios!

  • Session 3: February 28, from 5:30-8:00 (virtual upon request)

  • Finish Your Film, Equipment is Available!


Fair Park Multimedia Center - Lecture Room in the Science Place II Planetarium Building

1620 First Ave.,

Dallas, TX 75210

Film prompt for this year:

“What does access to birth control mean to you?”


Step 1: Upload your film March 6 – March 14 here

Step 2: Complete Registration Forms and Student Release Forms

Student-Registration & Release Form
Download PDF • 707KB

Submission deadline: March 14, 2023, by 11:59 p.m.

The Student Registration Form and Student Release Form are mandatory for consideration and must be received by email at by March 14, 2023.

More details are below.

Healthy Futures of Texas has invited teens from Texas schools to share their views on teen pregnancy, using film as a medium. The teens will convey messages they receive from peers, adults, music, social media, movies, and television by producing short films. These films will be judged by a distinguished panel of judges, and the top films will be screened at the event on March 26, 2023.

Rules, Prices, and MORE 2023
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