About "On the Edge" Film Festival

The “On the Edge” Family Film Festival will stimulate the creative talent of aspiring and professional filmmakers and provide a venue to express their voice through the cinematic arts. We will inspire and challenge the local community by providing films that enlighten, entertain and educate.

Program Categories/Awards

Feature:

Storytelling that educates and inspires as well as entertains. You are asking your audience to invest a certain amount of their life to watch the sum of your passion… what will they take away from the experience? (live action or animated)

Specifics: minimum of 60 minutes and meet “On the Edge” film festival rules, terms and guidelines

Documentary:

Blend insightful probing of the truth with creative expression that best tells the story it uncovers. The category is not an editorial as much as an insight that allows the viewer to come to their own objective conclusion. The truth of the subject should educate and challenge the viewer as it is revealed. Present your case through well-documented facts and dramatic images. (live action or animated)

Specifics: minimum of 30 minutes and meet “On the Edge” film festival rules, terms and guidelines

Short Feature:

You know what you want to say. You use well the resources that are available. Remember, you are asking the audience to invest their time to watch your passion… what will they take away from the experience? (live action or animated)

Specifics: maximum of 30 minutes and meet “On the Edge” film festival rules, terms and guidelines

Short Documentary:

These submissions are straight to the point and can be just as powerful as longer documentaries. Communicate the truth of a given subject in a creative way that enhances the understanding of the viewer. (live action or animated)

Specifics: maximum of 30 minutes and meet “On the Edge” film festival rules, terms and guidelines

Public Service Announcement:

Grab us and leave us wanting more. What can you do with 30 seconds? We are looking to find out. (live action or animated)

Specifics: maximum of 30 seconds and meet “On the Edge” film festival rules, terms and guidelines

*Student categories will be held to the same guidelines as the other entrants, but judged separately. For this contest students are college undergraduates and below.

Student Feature:

We are looking for peer to peer impact that will address your culture. (live action or animated)

Specifics: no time limits, meet “On the Edge” film festival rules, terms and guidelines

Student Documentary:

We are looking for peer to peer inspiration that will impact your culture. (live action or animated)

Specifics: no time limits, meet “On the Edge” film festival rules, terms and guidelines

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