Iowa Thespian Festival
Iowa Thespian FilmWorks
At festival, delegates will have the chance to see select short films from the Thespy Award competition. The short films presented in the FilmWorks event will be previewed and critiqued by judges prior to festival. Films must be submitted online by November 1 to be critiqued by judges prior to the festival. Students will use the Thespy registration portal to submit their short film.
Short Films that receive “Superior” ratings also qualify for the International Thespian Excellence Awards competition at the International Thespian Festival.
NOTE: Short Films submitted for the Thespy competition will automatically be eligible for inclusion in the Iowa Thespian Festival FilmWorks event - no additional registration is required after students submit their video through the Thespy registration portal.
STUDENTS: CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR SHORT FILM IN THE THESPY AWARDS PORTAL
SHORT FILM GUIDELINES
All of these guidelines are aligned with the International Thespian Excellence Awards (Thespys) program. If you have questions on the rules, contact our Thespy Award Coordinator, Aaron Dean, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Short Film, the skills measured are:
Films can be no longer than five minutes plus one minute for credits. Films must be of original content and may be a collaboration among entrants (up to 16 students).
Short Film Execution: Entrant must demonstrate:
Short Film Requirements: