The Arkansas Educational Television Network's "Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase" is a program for kindergarten through 12th grade students, created to highlight the bright future of Arkansas's youngest filmmakers. We encourage all types of submissions! Categories include: documentary, narrative (short or full-length fiction film or sitcom, etc.), animation (hand-drawn, Claymation, Flash, stop-motion, etc.) and music videos, but what you submit is only limited to your creativity and imagination. The program, now in its twelfth year, premieres chosen films on AETN and on AETN.org to extend the life of the films and allow people from across the state and beyond to access the work.
Plan to enter your student film into AETN Student Selects and be eligible for amazing opportunities to get your film screened beyond the classroom, compete for scholarships and earn cash prizes!
Thea Foundation Young Filmmaker Scholarships (Graduating Seniors)
The Thea Foundation is designed to help kids find confidence, self-worth and perspective through creative expression. A $2,500 scholarships is available for each of the following categories: Screenwriting, Directing, Cinematography, and Editing. Scholarships will be awarded to the student's institution of choice, regardless of planned major, GPA or test scores. Complete Rules and Guidelines.
Competitions & Prizes
Arkansas Historic Places Film Prize
Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (an Agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage) provides the Arkansas Historic Film Prize for high school students. Sponsored by the AHPP and the Arkansas Humanities Council, the competition honors documentaries made by high school students about any historic site in the state. Complete Rules and Guidelines.