Wisconsin Schools Film Festival


Category Max. Time Description
Animation 2-8 min. A film that creates continuous motion by means of rapid display of a sequence of static images that minimally differ from each other. Animations may be Digital, Hand-Drawn, or Stop-Motion.
Broadcast News 3-8 min. A newscast with focus on the visual medium, suited for television or Internet.
Commercial/PSA 30-60 sec. (PSA = Public Service Announcement). Announcements intended for television or the Internet that aim to persuade or sell a product or influence the public toward a cause or action.
Demonstration 5-8 min. Non-fictional film to specifically instruct how to do something, following a specific process.
Documentary 5-8 min. Non-fictional film intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instructing, informing or maintaining a historical record.
Experimental 3-8 min. An artistic filmmaking practice that focuses on sensory aesthetics and is often characterized by the use of various abstract techniques (out-of-focus, rapid cuts, etc.), the absence of linear narrative, and often has the goal of placing a viewer in a thoughtful space.
Music Video 2-5 min. A multimedia expression centered around a piece of music.
Narrative 5-8 min. A film that depicts a fictional or fictionalized story or event, framed within humorous, serious, or science fiction/fantasy genre.

Contest Timeline

  • Registration + Video Due
    April 30, 2024
  • Adjudication/Stream Screening
    May 2-6, 2024
  • Awards/Results Released
    May 8, 2024