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  • Submit an original short film or video that portrays the “Stronger Together” theme.
  • Short films and videos have a maximum time limit of 3 (three) minutes including titles and credits.
  • Short films and videos exceeding the 3 (three) minute time limit will not be considered.
  • You may receive guidance from adults but the film must be written and directed by an LIA student(s).
  • Adults are welcome to participate as actors.

What to Film:

Drama, Suspense, Action, Comedy, Spoof, Music Video – any category that you can think of!

We recommend viewing the following samples of past winning entries:

On the application form, only one person will be able to submit as the Main Creator. A co-creator or additional contributors can be added for recognition on the application form. If you are chosen as a winner, any prizes received will only be awarded to the Main Creator. 

  • Upload your UNLISTED short film or video to your YouTube account.
  • Share the link to your unlisted video when you submit your application.
  • Have a friend or teacher double check that your link works! LIA is not responsible for submissions that cannot be viewed. 
  • If you’re not sure how to upload an Unlisted YouTube Video, ask a friend or check out How to Upload an Unlisted Youtube Video or ¿Cómo Subir un Video No Listado a YouTube? for additional help.

Judging Criteria:

  • Inclusion of the “Stronger Together” theme.
  • Quality of the production, including editing and audio.
  • Originality and storytelling.
  • Overall impression of the short film video.
  • Overall adherence to the competition requirements.

Competition submissions and conference registration
will open on January 2, 2024.

Submit Application