Forbes is holding a short film contest open to filmmakers under the age of 30. The winning shorts will be shown at a miniature film festival during the Under 30 Summit in Boston from October 16-18. The Under 30 Summit is a gathering of 5,000 young entrepreneurs and game-changers from the worlds of media, technology, entertainment, social good and more.
Industry judges include Amy Laslett, a partner at production company Kids at Play, and Joshua Sason, a producer of the upcoming film Bleed for This, as well as FORBES media and entertainment reporter Madeline Berg and staff writer Natalie Robehmed. The judges will select one winner from each of four categories—Animated, Live-Action/Theatrical, Documentary and Shot on Cellphone. The audience (which will include many past 30 Under 30 honorees) will vote for the grand prize winner from the category winners shown at the Festival itself.
All category winners will receive free attendance to the Under 30 Summit in Boston (a $1,495 value), which includes a music festival, food festival and opportunities to meet and network with pioneering millennials and mentors from the entertainment world and beyond. This year’s attendee list includes Jessica Alba, Ashton Kutcher, Richard Branson and Scooter Braun, as well as many alumni of the Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 list. There will be additional prizes for all category winners and a special award for the grand prize winner.
Filmmakers must be under 30 years of age at the time of the film festival (October 17, 2016) and provide proof of age with submission. All submissions must be under 10 minutes long, completed in 2015 or 2016 and have subtitles if not in English. Please specify the category the film falls into at the time of submission. Submissions will be accepted between September 1, 2015 and October 1, 2016. Category finalists will be alerted on October 3, and winners will be announced October 10.