Unleash your inner filmmaker, submit to 6th annual Film Fest

Niles North’s Sixth Annual Film Fest is coming up in early May! Every year, students submit their own films to be shown in front of an audience. 

Any student or group of students can submit a film and compete for Judge’s Pick and Fan Favorite.

This year’s theme is Chaos and Calm. Students may create a film according to this theme or they may submit an original piece on a different topic. Films can be any appropriate genre, and can be entirely made up or can reflect reality.

It’s a really good creative outlet for if you’ve got a cool idea… because I think we all come up with stories in our head, and to put it on the screen… makes it come to life a little”

— Joe Byron, junior

“I picked [the theme of Chaos and Calm] because I felt like it fit with this year rather well- with us coming back to in-person learning from what was, I would  describe, a very chaotic last two years… and I didn’t just want to have chaos be the theme, so I paired it with what might be the hypothetical calm,” English teacher and organizer of Film Fest Jason Mormolstein said.

Junior Joe Byron, who has previously submitted to Film Fest, says the experience of making films allows him to express his creativity.

“It’s a really good creative outlet for if you’ve got a cool idea… because I think we all come up with stories in our head, and to put it on the screen… makes it come to life a little,” Byron said.

Films must be between 1 and 10 minutes, and must be entirely Niles North student-made. See additional guidelines  here.

Deadline for submissions is April 25.