Scoring Rubric  

Improvements have been made

to the 2021 Scoring Rubric. 

Check it out here.

Orange County Student Media Festival Log
1st - Decide what videos you want to enter.   You can enter as many videos as you want in any category. However, one video cannot be entered in multiple categories.  The only thing to consider is the $10 per video entry fee.  Your entry fee funds the trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, decorations and concessions to make the festival special for the students.  With the new Regional Level rule that we can send our 1st -3rd places, we also hope that you will take advantage and send your top three, at least.
NEW:  We are NOT sending in Parent Permissions.  Those should be done digitally at the school level.  If at anytime we have an issue, we will direct the parent to the school.   The parent permission can be downloaded HERE.
2nd- Scripts or storyboards are scored on the rubric.  Without a storyboard or script you will lose 7 points.  You will upload this and copyright docs with your video submission. Click here for screenshot.
Click here for a how to submit video
3rd -  Prepare ONE copyright document with music/art/video clip/clip art permissions, emails, licenses, etc.  Be specific, so that the judge can verify.  Note:  Some photos and video clips look professional.  Please give credit to yourself if you think the judge won't think it is original. 
You will include this document and the storyboard when you attach to the FilmFreeway contest.  Read the rules carefully.  (i.e. No LEGO or Trademarked toys allowed without permission and no adult input, etc.)   Note:  the Westar Music permission letter is below.  If you use Westar you need to include the letter in your Copyright Document.  Again, include permissions for student produced work to eliminate questions about content origin.  
You will upload copyright docs and storyboard/script with your video submission. Click here for screenshot.  Click here for a how to video
4th - ENTER by March 12, 2021.  You will need to create a Film Freeway account.  When you go to upload, film freeway will ask you a lot of questions specific to your video.  Then you will attach to our contest
Once you attach to our festival you will be asked Orange County Specific questions, ( i.e. Sponsor Name, FAME Member Name, School Name, etc. ) Remember there must be a FAME member on your campus.
5th-  Payment should be received by April 12. Please print order form HERE to submit to your book keeper.  Send monies and order form to Katie Lopas @ John Young Elementary School. PAYMENT made payable to OCAEM,  Vendor # 133483.  New this year...You can use the school credit card and submit using Paypal Button below.  Entry fee will be $10.50 to cover the processing fees to use a credit card.  





Your entry fee pays for the trophies and concessions to make this event special for your students.  Please do the math and enter $10.50 for each entry to cover the cost of using the Credit feature.  

Dates to Remember

February 1, Film Freeway opens for entries.  

March 12, All entries are due by midnight, using the Film Freeway link.

Week of March 15, Judges will receive videos.

April 12, Payments due on or before.  Made payable to OCAEM.  Send to Katie Lopaz@ John Young Elementary or use Paypal Button above.

March 15-April 1, Judging will take place online

April 5,  Invitations for those placing 1st, 2nd, 3rd will go out.

April 16, Winners Announced (Virtual again this year)

May 1, All 1st through 3rd place winners sent to Regional Chairperson

June 1, All 1st through 3rd place winners of Regional send to State for Judging

November 5, Winners announced at the Jim Harbin Student Media Festival