Arkansas Historic Places Film Prize

 

NOTE: Due to the ongoing uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 virus outbreak, and the recent closing of central Arkansas schools, we are are exploring options to extend the deadlines for the 2020 AHP Student Film Prize.  Once we have more information, we will post it here and on our social media channels.  If you have any questions, please contact Amy Milliken at [email protected] or at 501-324-9786.


Currently, the final deadline for film submission for the 2020 AHP Student Film Prize is April 1st, 2020 unless altered by Arkansas PBS.

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program announces the Arkansas Historic Places Student Film Prize for Arkansas students. The Arkansas Historic Places Student Film Prize is sponsored by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program and the Quapaw Quarter Association, and is presented in partnership with Arkansas PBS's Student Selects: A Young Filmmaker's Showcase. This competition honors documentaries made by students in the 5th - 12th grades about historic site's in the state. Films must be between five and fifteen minutes long and must be about a building, archeological site, or other historically significant site that is fifty years old or older. Sites do not have to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, although they may be.

Winning films will be showcased at Ron Robinson Theater and will also be considered for inclusion in the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.

Films awarded Grand Prize and 1st - 4th place honors will receive a cash award, trophy, and participation certificate. Schools will receive a travel honorarium of $150 to bring students at the screening event in Little Rock.

Competition Rules and Guidelines

  1. 1. Films must be 5 to 15 minutes in length.
  2. 2. Films must be non-fiction.
  3. 3. Formats and genres include, but are not limited to, video, animation, stop-motion, and Claymation.
  4. 4. We do not accept presentations in other forms, like PowerPoint.
  5. 5. Films must focus in some way on a historic site in the state of Arkansas that is 50 years old or older.
  6. 6. All entries must follow all other rules for the Arkansas PBS Student Selects program.  Click here to find more information on the Arkansas PBS website.
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Deadlines:

The deadline for entering a film for the 2020 Arkansas Historic Places Student Film Prize is April 1st, 2020. 

How to Enter:

Go to the Arkansas PBS and follow instructions for submitting your films. Fill out the entry form for the Student Selects program and make sure to check the box indicating your film is also entered into the Arkansas Historic Places Student Film Prize.

To request more information on the Arkansas Historic Places Student Film Prize call Amy Milliken at 501-324-9786 or email  [email protected].   

For any questions about Arkansas PBS Student Selects: A Young Filmmaker's Showcase, please contact Casey Sanders at 501-682-4190.