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We're excited to announce our new partnership with the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program!

We have a new prize for student filmmakers in 2015!  The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program and the Arkansas Humanities Council, in partnership with AETN, are pleased to announce the Arkansas Historic Film Prize.

The prize honors documentaries made by high school students about any historic site in the state.  Films must be between five and fifteen minutes long, and they must be about a historic site (building, archeological site, etc.) that is at least fifty years old.

Winners will be shown during a screening at the Ron Robinson Theater in downtown Little Rock, and they will also be considered for the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.  Films are awarded prizes based on geographical locations of the subject matter.  There are five categories: the Ozarks, the Ouachitas, the Arkansas River Valley, the Timberlands and the Delta.

Each individual category winner will receive $100, and there will be an overall prize selected from the five category winners, who will receive $200.

If you have any questions about the Arkansas Historic Film Prize and/or Student Selects in general, contact AETN Producer Casey Sanders at 501-682-4190 or

Now bring on 2015!!! 

AETN Student Selects 2015 - Call For Film Entries

This spring, the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) presents a special student initiative, now in its ninth year, designed to showcase the diverse works of the many talented young filmmakers in Arkansas.

Student Selects 2015

AETN is now accepting film projects from Arkansas K-12 students.  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.  Chosen submissions will be highlighted in a statewide broadcast, online streaming and screenings at the annual Little Rock Film Festival and the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.  AETN encourages all types of submissions!  The main stipulation is that in all of the submissions students play key roles in the development and production of each project.

THEA Foundation Young Filmmaker Scholarship

AETN's Student Selects 2015 project will again partner with the THEA Foundation to award four $2,500 Young Filmmaker Scholarships to those who enter and qualify.  Categories are Screenwriting, Directing, Cinematography and Editing.  More information and entry forms can be found under the "How To Enter" tab above.

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Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Emerging Filmmakers Program

New to the Student Selects is an exciting partnership with the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.  Student documentary films will be screened at the festival and workshops presented on the use of digital media tools to produce compelling non-fiction stories.
Oct. 1-19, 2014 

Spring Creek and the Orval Thomas Moviemakers Symposium

The Spring Creek Festival is a program of the Jones Center for Families.  The purpose of the festival is to celebrate the work of students in the arts including film, broadcast, production and much more. Oct. 23 - 25, 2014

Ghosts, Blood and Zombies: A Student Selects Halloween

Get ready to pull out those nitelights!  It's time for the first ever GHOSTS, BLOOD AND ZOMBIES: A Student Selects Halloween!  Every year, talented young horror-meisters send in their tales of the supernatural for the Student Selects Young Filmmakers Program.  AETN has decided to unleash these blood-soaked flicks onto an unsuspecting public!  There will be ghost cheerleaders, haunted gyms and maybe undead romance!  You'll never know what's next!

Watch AETN on Halloween night, October 31st at 6:30 p.m. for a half-hour spectacle of the weird, wild and otherworldly!  If that doesn't chill you to the bone, stay with us that same night at 10:00 p.m. for another whole hour of spine-tingling terror!  Watch it with the lights off...if you dare!

Little Rock Film Festival YOUTH! Program

Another exciting component of the Student Selects 2015 project will take place at the Little Rock Film Festival.  Arkansas students are invited to participate in hands-on filmmaking workshops with industry professionals and attend film screenings.  May 11 - 17, 2015 


Student Selects Promotional Toolkit

The Student Selects Toolkit for Educators is an easy way for you to share this information with your teachers and students. Included in this toolkit: Promotional Poster; Promotional Flyer; Sample feature story for your school newspaper; Ads for your school newspaper; Email blast to send to your teachers and students.

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