“The COVID-19 pandemic changed our lives. It doesn’t have to change our desire to create!” This is the motivation behind Cooped Up Young Creatives Film Festival, a nationwide film & video festival for high school students. This festival was created by Bethany students working for Stone Path Studios, Bethany’s student-run production company. Check out their video about the event:

Interested in submitting? Here are the basics:

  • The prompt is “Connections.” Entries must be less than 5 minutes and can be submitted in three categories (documentary, narrative, or PSA)
  • The deadline for submission is May 31.
  • Prizes include cash, pre-production software subscriptions, and feedback from an industry pro.

The full list of contest rules and resources for people who have never made a film or video before are available at coopedupfilmfest.com.