Del Val holiday film contest

Del Val holiday film contest

The Contest
The Contest

Happy Holidays Del Val! The Delphi is proud to announce its first Holiday Film Contest.

The 60 Second Holiday Film Contest is a short film contest open to all students at Delaware Valley Regional High School.

This contest gives the students at the school an opportunity to express their creativity through film and storytelling.

Members of the winning team will win a gift card, and all videos that are submitted to the contest and meet the rules will be published on The Delphi.

General Rules
General Rules

All videos must focus on a WINTER HOLIDAY THEME; however, the video can be in any genre of your choosing (Hallmark movie, comedy, action, etc).

Videos can be produced by individuals or by groups no larger than five students.  Staff members may also appear in student videos, and they will not count against the five person maximum.

Students do not have to appear on camera to be part of the team.  Staying behind the camera is okay.

All music and images used in the film must be original or be copyright free. Any videos that utilize copyrighted material will be disqualified from the contest and cannot be published.

All video entries must include ALL of the following elements:

Rule 1: The Length
Rule 1: The Length

All video entries must be between 30-60 seconds long. Entries that are over/under the time limit will not be judged. Credits do not count as a part of the video, and all videos should contain credits.

Rule 2: Challenge #1
Rule 2: Challenge #1

Your holiday video cannot focus on the act of gift giving.  The holidays are about more than just presents; be creative and design a narrative that doesn’t focus on giving gifts.

Rule 3: Challenge #2
Rule 3: Challenge #2

A candle must be featured as part of your film.  It can be electronic or lit, but it must serve a purpose to the plot and not only exist as a background prop.

Rule 4: Challenge 3
Rule 4: Challenge 3

A window must be included in your film without the camera/cameraperson appearing in the reflection.  The window can serve any purpose that the group sees fit.

Rule 5: Mandatory Dialogue
Rule 5: Mandatory Dialogue

The line “I don’t believe you” must be spoken in your film.  Each group may interpret the tone and delivery of the line, but the exact phrase must serve a purpose to your story.

Deadline and Submission
Deadline and Submission

All films must be shared with The Delphi by the end of the school day on Dec. 18.

Please share your videos to thedelphi@dvrhs.k12.nj.us

If you have any questions, please see Mr. Smith in D110.  Thank you, and good luck to all of our entrants!

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Jocelyn Denné, Assistant A&E Editor

Jocelyn Denné is currently a junior at Del Val, and this is her first year writing for "The Delphi". Jocelyn is involved in the winter musical, choir and peer leaders. Jocelyn has also been a competitive dancer for 13 years. In her free time, she loves to hang out with friends and family. She is very excited for this school year and to be writing for Del Val. 

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Maya Malloy is a freshman at Delaware Valley Regional High School. This is her first year writing for "The Delphi" paper and being a part of the staff. She enjoys playing volleyball and spending time with her best-friends and family. Maya is an outgoing, kind and courageous person.

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