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FILM for Human Rights Student Film Festival

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sosfilmfestlogo-2.jpgThe FILM for Human Rights Student Film Festival is dedicated to presenting and celebrating student films dealing with Human Rights. Film is an immensely powerful tool for exploring and sharing BIG ideas. We are very happy and proud to be able to bring these films to the public.

The festival is open to students from any early, middle, senior and post-secondary schools across Manitoba. The criteria for submitting a film are as follows:

          1. ​The films should have a Human Rights theme.
          2. The films can be any genre.
          3. The films can be no longer than 3 minutes.
          4. No copywritten music or copywritten images are permitted.
          5. The submitted films must be made a student currently in an academic or training program.

The FILM for Human Rights Student Film Festival is a 7 Oaks School Division initiative run in cooperation with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Manitoba Association of Rights and Liberties.


The screenings for the festival will be held at the Seven Oaks Performing Arts Centre on May 24th, 2023, as follows: 

  • ​Early and Middle years 9:30 - 11:00 AM
  • Senior Years: 1:30 - 3:00 PM
  • Other: 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Submission deadline is May 19, 2023

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For more information, please contact Saul Henteleff (saul.henteleff@7oaks.org)

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The Seven Oaks Student Film Festival is a celebration of student films. Regardless of grade, early, middle and senior years, all films are accepted.

This is not a juried festival, but rather a celebration of storytelling with film and a celebration of classroom creativity.

The Film Festival takes place annually in the spring!



We are very happy to announce the 7th edition of the 7 Oaks Student Film Festival.

The 7 Oaks Student Film Festival is a celebration of student films from SOSD and from across the city and the province. Early, middle and senior years films are all accepted. This is not a juried festival, but rather a celebration of storytelling with film and, a celebration of classroom creativity. The festival will take place April 27 - 30 at Maples Collegiate. The students' films will also be screened, with parental consent, on Channel 7 Oaks (click here for the authorization form).
 
To register for the workshop and for more information about the 7 Oaks Student Film Festival, please contact Saul Henteleff at 204-632-6641 (63435) or email: saul.henteleff@7oaks.org


We are very happy to announce the 8​th edition of the 7 Oaks Student Film Festival. Teachers and students are invited to submit their digital videos and films.

​The 7 Oaks Student Film Festival is a celebration of student films from SOSD. Early, middle and senior years films are all accepted. This is not a juried festival, but rather a celebration of storytelling with film and a celebration of classroom creativity. The festival will take place May 19-21 online.

Films can be submitted by sending an email with a downloadable link to niall.mcfadyen@7oaks.org. Teachers submitting student work should ensure that students have the divisional media release approved and returned. 

The deadline for submissions is May 7, 2021.

​Films will be screened and presented through an unlisted Youtube video link which will only be available between May 19-21. The films will be taken down after this date. The video URLs will be shared throughout the school division. There will be a brief synopsis of each film sent with the URL. The video links will contain a program of student films based on grade level. Depending on the number of films submitted, screening playlists may be split by early years, middle years, and senior years. 

 

To submit a film, teachers should ensure that students have the divisional media release form returned with a yes indicated. An email should be sent to niall.mcfadyen@7oaks.org with the title of the film(s), the names of the students who created it, a brief one-sentence description of the film, and a link to a downloadable copy of the film (Google Drive preferred).

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Schedule of Events

The film screenings for the 7 Oaks Student Film Festival will take place at the Maples Collegiate Theatre on the following dates:

  • Monday April 27 - 9:30 - 11:00 AM (Early & Middle Years)
  • Tuesday April 28 - 9:30 - 11:00 AM (Senior Years)
  • Wednesday April 29 - TBA
  • Thursday April 30 - TBA

Popcorn will be provided!
 

Planning to Attend?

If you are planning to attend the student film screenings, please contact Saul Henteleff at saul.henteleff@7oaks.org or 632-6641 ext 63435 at your earliest convenience since seating is limited.

 

Teacher Workshops

As in the past, the festival will also be offering teacher workshops in Filmmaking-in-the-Classroom. The workshop will take place at Maples Collegiate on February 21st from 9:00 - 3:30 for teachers wanting to learn or upgrade their writing, filming and/or editing skills for the classroom. This workshop will cover writing, filming and editing in the classroom.

To register for the workshop please contact Saul Henteleff at 204-632-6641 (63435) or email: saul.henteleff@7oaks.org

 

*NEW TIK TOKS

If you and/or your students are making TIK TOKS in you class or, if you would like to make TIK TOKS for the festival please take this opportunity to produce and submit as this will be a new category.


Submission Requirements

  1. Submission deadline is FRIDAY APRIL 24th.
    Teacher-assisted and student-made films only.
  2. Films must be in .mov, wmv or mp4 formats only. Pease deliver these to Saul Henteleff at Maples Collegiate on a flash drive.
  3. Only films with media release forms signed by parents and/or guardians will be broadcast on Channel 7 Oaks.
  4. Teachers planning to submit films to the 2020 SOSFF should contact Saul Henteleff by April 24th with a list of the films intended for screening. This will help facilitate the programming of the screenings.
  5. NB. Screening categories (G, PG, Mature) and screening times may be established depending on the films submitted.

The philosophy of the SOSFF festival is that student film is its own beast and student films should be seen by as many students and teachers as possible. Consequently, we don’t care too much about production values. That being said, the time you and your students spend obsessing and finessing is deeply respected and great to see. The goal however is to be as inclusive as possible. Thus, projects of all types, from all grade levels and in different stages of completion can be presented without concern. What is necessary however, is that at screening time, teachers and students present their projects - in whatever state - and they must also speak briefly about their projects and their objectives to the audience.

 

Any updates will be posted on the website. Please check back often!

Thanks very much and we look forward to seeing many great films and many great filmmakers from 7 Oaks and beyond at the 7 Oaks Student Film Festival (2020).

For more information about the 7 Oaks Student Film Festival please contact Saul Henteleff at 204-632-6641 (63435) or email: saul.henteleff@7oaks.org

 

Seven Oaks Student Film Festival Committee

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