The Annual Cavalier Student Film Festival finalists will be screened at
the Old Fox Theater on Main Street during First Thursday celebration on
Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.
for "People's Choice" award voting.
Winners will be announced at 8:30 p.m.
This festival features entries from Middle School (grades 6-8, "Junior" category) and High School (grades 9-12, "Senior" category) students.
Entries are judged in several categories including:
Cavalier Film Festival Rules:
Best Overall Film,
Best Acting, and
- Film can be no longer than 10 minutes. (Including credits)
- Film must be submitted by March 24 at 7 p.m. CST.
- Use of copyrighted music, images, video, etc. is prohibited, unless permission has been obtained by the owner of the material.
- Entries can be of any genre, theme or topic, however must be PG or family friendly
- Students may work in teams of any size.
- Any student in middle school or high school is eligible to enter the contest.
- All costs of the production are solely the responsibility of the entrant.
- High school students may not work in groups with middle school students.
- Film submissions must include releases signed by all actors who appear in the film.
- All films must be submitted by March 24 at 7 p.m. CST.
- Films can be mailed or delivered to Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School (DVD or flash memory drive with .mov or .mp4). Films may also be uploaded to Vimeo, with a link and password info emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Films must be submitted in a resolution of 1280x720 or higher.
- By submitting your film, you are giving Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School permission to use your film both online and offline, as well as through other mediums, for the purposes of judging the work.
- Films will be judged in two categories; High School (Grades 9-12) and Middle School (Grades 6-8)
- Films will be judged by local community business and arts leaders.
- Winners of the judged contest will be announced at 4 p.m. in the Concert Hall at Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School on March 29, 2017.
- Participants must be present at the awards ceremony to win.
- A popular vote will take place on March 29 in the Thomas Jefferson Concert Hall, and the winner of this vote will be announced the same afternoon.
- Winners for the following categories will be picked by the judges: Best Acting, Best Editing/Effects, Best Directing, and Best Overall Film.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Cavalier Student Film Festival:
There were more than 30 entries from students in schools around the region.
Of the total entries, 20 were nominated for awards, and 14 were screened for the People's Choice Award.
THE WINNERS FOR 2016 WERE...
Drunk - Haaris Rehman.
Senior – Grab The McGuffin – Madeleine Dorst
Junior -- Trouble After School – Sydney Flake
Senior – The Royal Rascal -- Chelsie Jeffries & Tyler Sprouls
Junior -- Billy Sticklen Story -- Katie Sticklen
Senior -- The Royal Rascal -- Chelsie Jeffries & Tyler Sprouls
Junior – Foot Finders -- WCHS W4 News Class
Junior – Spinelol – Sonia Carlson
Senior – Untitled Script -- Simeon Frank
Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Cavalier Student Film Festival:
There were more than 40 entries from students in Joplin, Webb City, Carl Junction, Diamond, and Jenks, Okla.
Of the total entries, 20 were nominated for awards, and screened for the People's Choice Award on March 26.
THE WINNERS FOR 2015 WERE...
Love For Me Dot Com
by Kylie Jones
Best Film Overall:
1st Place: PTA Moms
by Ashlea Zumwalt
2nd Place: Blue Suede Shoes
by Lydia Proctor
1st Place: On the Air: The Impact and Purpose of Jet 14
by Lauren Stringer
2nd Place: What Matters
by Haaris Rehman
1st Place: The Duel
by Maddison West
2nd Place: Sarah
by Broderick Coursey and Chelsie Jeffries
1st Place: PTA Moms
by Ashlea Zumwalt
2nd Place: They
by Maddie Johnson
The Film Festival was featured on the evening newscasts of KOAM and FOX-14 on March 26, 2015: