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2023 Film & Video

Film & video students shoot and edit short films. Film assignments may include documentary, narrative, or both. Students work in groups and can expect to learn about the various roles on a film set (director, editor, grip, props, etc.) The student films are screened in a public exhibition. Class discussions and film screenings may contain mature subject matter. Up to 20 students are accepted.

Requirements for Applicants

To apply to the film program, applicants must submit one short film, no longer than 5 minutes. Judges will be looking for applicants who are good storytellers; applicants with strong narrative skills should not be discouraged from applying due to unfamiliarity with the technical aspects of filmmaking. Video submissions may be any narrative format using any technique (e.g., video, animation, stop-motion, multimedia).

Videos created with smart phones and tablets are acceptable.

Applicants will also be required to complete a short, written description of work (applicants role in the film, inspiration, etc.) with their video submission.

Deadline for Submission: Monday, February 13, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.   Monday, February 20, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

Download COMPLETE film & video applicant guide

Funding for the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute film and video program is generously provided, in part, by the Jeanne Hoffman Smith Film Institute Endowment Fund.

Audition Preparation Workshop - optional

Interested in auditioning for the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute but don’t know where to start? Check out the video from our new audition preparation workshop below.

December 2, 2022
Bartlesville High School
1700 Hillcrest Drive, Bartlesville, OK 74003

Clinician: Clifton Raphael, educator

View audition workshop video

The film & video segment begins at 39:50.