2020 Student Film Festival

Plymouth Public Schools and Plymouth EDTV partnered with the Plymouth 400 to host a student Film Festival highlighting student voices. Elementary, Middle, and High School were each tasked with creating a 2-3 minute video highlighting the theme.

We received nearly 50 submissions for the Festival and the Runner-Up and Winner from each level was announced at a ceremony on December 5th, 2019. Scroll down to find all the submissions for the Film Festival along with a list of all the winners! Scan the QR code below to access the 2020 Student Film Festival App on your Smartphone.

Thank you to all the student filmmakers who made this Festival possible. It is your unique, creative perspectives that help build the community of Plymouth!

Thank you to all who joined us
on December 5th at the Film Festival Event!


Elementary School
What makes your Elementary School a special place?
Elementary School
What makes your Elementary School a special place?
Middle School
What is your favorite Plymouth Landmark and what does it mean to you?
Middle School
What is your favorite Plymouth Landmark and what does it mean to you?
High School
What does being from Plymouth mean to you?
High School
What does being from Plymouth mean to you?

Cite your sources

Any images or non-original video content must be cited at the end of your video

Know your audience

Your video will be viewed and judged by Plymouth residents and members of the Plymouth Public Schools

3 minute max

Your completed video may not exceed 3 minutes long

Stick to the prompt

Make sure that you follow the prompt for your level

share your story

Be original! We want to highlight YOUR individual ideas and perspective!

Click the button below to view
the Film Festival submissions OR
scan the QR code with the camera
App on your smartphone to access
the Film Festival App!


Join us for the Film Festival Celebration

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December 5, 2019 – Plymouth North High School


How long should my video be?

Your video should be about 2-3 minutes, but cannot exceed 3 minutes long. Videos that exceed 3 minutes in duration will not be considered for prizes.

How many people can be part of my group?

While there are no restrictions with how many people can be part of your group, we advise you to keep it to a maximum of 5 people (excluding elementary submissions)

Can I work on this during the school day?

You may work on your video during the school day if the curriculum or your teacher allows.

I want to use music in my video, do you have any resources I can use?

Yes, we do!  Visit this link to explore and download royalty free music for your video project: http://www.plymouthedtv.com/newsite/2020-2

What are the prizes?

Specific prizes will be revealed the night of the Film Festival. Some prizes will include a Go Pro and various filming equipment.

How do I submit my finished video?

You can submit your finished video project by uploading the file to our submission form on http://www.plymouthedtv.com/2020

Can I change or resubmit my video after I submitted it?

No. You should make sure that your video is complete and to your satisfaction before submitting it. Remember, you have until November 1st.

If more than one person is part of my winning group, will we all win individual prizes?

Unfortunately, not every member of the group will win an individual prize, but the prize can be shared amongst group members.

Do elementary school students need to fill out their own planning document/do it on their own?

Elementary students will work collaboratively as a class to complete their video projects.

When and where will the ceremony take place?

The ceremony will take place at Plymouth North High School on December 5th at 6:30 PM.

Will all of the videos that were submitted be played during the ceremony on December 5th?

All submitted videos will be a part of the Film Festival celebration but depending on the number of submissions may not all be viewed the night of. Entries will be included as part of the 2020 celebrations, and highlighted by EDTV.

Can I use copyrighted content in my video?

Copyrighted materials are NOT allowed in your videos.

Do I need to fill out any paperwork to participate?

Yes, paperwork will need to be completed in order to participate in the film festival.  Required planning documents for your grade level can be found on plymouthedtv.com/2020.

WIll I be notified that my video has been submitted?

You will automatically be notified that your video has been submitted via the email you used to complete the Google Form. Make sure that you use the right email and that it is spelled correctly.