Below is the 2017 Video Festival Packet with information regarding this year’s festival. The biggest changes for this year include the deletion of 2 categories, the addition of 2 categories, and a change in the judging procedures. Also at the bottom are PDFs of some documents that you may need to access quickly. These documents can be found in the festival packet as well.
This year’s festival will once again be held at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 9a-1p. The details regarding the actual festival day still need to be ironed out, but we are looking at the format being similar to last year’s festival (again with no lunch). Also know that each school may be required to help supervise a certain area for a certain amount of time during the festival. The assignments will be determined at a later date, but this may be necessary to make sure that our students stay in the areas they are supposed to be in. If you have a student who will not respect the authority of a staff member from another school, then I would think twice about bringing that student to the festival. Attending the festival should be a privilege.
One-Minute Videos: Like we do every year, we would like to ask each school to produce a 1-minute video that highlights your program. Even if you are not entering any videos into the festival, we would still love to have a video highlighting your program! We will show these videos during the break times on the day of the festival. Please do not go over 1-minute for your highlight video. This video will need to be turned in to Lisa NO LATER THAN Monday, April 10th. You may send your video on DVD, or upload it to Vimeo or YouTube (and email the link to Lisa).
As of right now, each school is limited to bringing 20 students and 2 adults to the festival. This is a change from years past because the number of schools in MMEA has increased. The possible availability of extra “tickets” will be discussed in a future email. There will be a spot on the Submission Summary Report when you submit your schools information and initial payment where you will be able to request extra tickets, but please do NOT pay for those extra tickets when paying your fees by March 17th, as those extras are not guaranteed. We need to see how many schools request extra tickets and then see if there is space available to accommodate those extra requests. An email will be sent out after March 17th to schools requesting extra tickets letting them know if that request has been approved or not. At that time, we will be asking for payment for those tickets.
Payment information will be sent out via email in early February with complete directions.
I can not stress enough how important it is for you to read thru the packet completely. The answers to many questions I receive are found in the packet. It is also very important that you follow the entry rules we have established. Any deviations from those rules may result in the disqualification of an entry.
If you have any questions that are not answered in the festival packet, please email Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.