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Students – focus on your creativity at the 2017 DCSD Film Festival

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Film of any sort is an enormous part of our lives.  From advertising to sports and music videos to documentaries, sometimes it seems inconceivable how these works of art are created.  The desire to make films usually starts at an early age and fortunately, for students attending school in the Douglas County School District (DCSD), this creative spirit is nurtured, supported and developed.

DCSD students from elementary school through high school have the opportunity to feature their video and broadcasting prowess at the third annual DCSD Film Festival.  Students from across the district are encouraged to submit their work through their school’s media teacher.  All entries are due by April 3.

“I think one of the privileges of being a filmmaker is the opportunity to remain a kind of perpetual student.”

— Edward Zwick, American filmmaker

In 2016, close to 200 students district-wide were recognized for their film making.  Students submitted works from a variety of categories such as music video, documentary, news feature, animation, school broadcast, comedy, short film and more.  

Here is a listing of the 2017 school categories:

High School and Middle School:  Animation, Documentary/Nature and Wildlife, Music Video, School Broadcast, News Feature, PSA/Commercial, Short Film, Drama/Action/Thriller, Short Film, Comedy and Sports/Live Event Coverage.

Elementary School:  School Broadcast/News/News Feature, PSA/Commercial and Short Film.

Information and instructions regarding specific formats and submission guidelines, as well as limits per school, can be found at



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