Student Selects 2017

Entries must be received by AETN by March 31, 2017. Screening and award ceremony at the Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock on May 11, 2017.

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!

Film Eligibility

AETN Student Selects (K- 12)

Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase highlights the creativity and talent of the state's kindergarten through 12th grade students. Films of any length and genre are eligible. Selected entries will be broadcast on AETN, posted to aetn.org/studentselects. Screened in Little Rock in May and in Hot Springs in October during the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

Thea Foundation Young Filmmaker Scholarships (graduating seniors)

Four $2,500 scholarships are available in Screenwriting, Directing, Cinematography and Editing. The Thea scholarship competition is unique in that it is open to students who attend public, private, charter or home schools, as well as those who have completed their GED. Scholarships will be awarded to the student's institution of choice, regardless of planned major, GPA or test scores. Students must guarantee that they were the sole performer of the selected category while creating their films.

Arkansas Historic Places Film Prize (9th through 12th grade)

Make a non-fiction film five to 15 minutes in length about any historic site in the state that is 50 years old or older.

Grand Prize will be awarded $1000, 1st Place will be awarded $500, 2nd Place will be awarded $400, 3rd Place will be awarded $300 and 4th place will be awarded $200. A prize will also be provided by Preserve Arkansas for winning films focusing on properties currently on the Most Endangered Places list.

The Arkansas Historic Places Student Film Prize is sponsored by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, the Arkansas Humanities Council and the Central High National Historic Site in partnership with AETN.

Central High Desegregation 60th Anniversary Student Film Competition (K-12)

Make a fiction, non-fiction animated film that reflects the theme: Looking Back, Moving Forward, Being the Change I/We Want to See.

Grand Prize will be awarded $1000, 1st Place will be awarded $500, 2nd Place will be awarded $400, 3rd Place will be awarded $300 and 4th place will be awarded $200.

The Central High Desegregation 60th Anniversary Student Film Competition is sponsored by the Little Rock Central High National Historic Site in partnership with AETN.

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (K-12)

AETN will host youth filmmaking presentations, workshops and screenings of student documentaries at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival's Young Filmmakers Showcase in 2017.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting Casey Sanders at 501-682-4190 or csanders@aetn.org.