The Hippodrome Young Filmmakers Competition is open to all young filmmakers ages 12-18 and is FREE to enter.

Films will be judged based on narrative strength, strong characters, and filmmaking skill.

Shorts can be submitted in the following categories: Narrative, Documentary or Animation. The theme is “What’s Your Story?” Be creative! Theme is open to interpretation. 

First place prize: $50
Second place prize: Cinema pass for two

Films should be no longer than 5 minutes long. Films longer than 5 minutes will not be shown.

To enter more than one film, you MUST use separate entry forms. Each film must be submitted with its own form via email to –– this includes submissions from schools.

Deadline for submissions is Monday, April 20.
Films will be screened Thursday, April 30 at 5:30 p.m. in the Hippodrome Cinema