In recognition and commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War, the 2013 Knoxville Film Festival presents The Battle Cry of Freedom Student Filmmaking Competition.
This film competition is open to currently-enrolled college and high school students. The competition will have two divisions: college and high school.
The subject matter of the films must focus on the human issues and events, both political and personal, created during The Civil War in the United States 1861 – 1865. The films can be no longer than 20 minutes and no shorter than five minutes. The film’s presentation can be either documentary or original narrative in style.
The Festival will accept a total of 12 short films; six from the College Division and six from the High School Division. Films will be entered on a first-come, first served basis.
A panel of qualified judges will evaluate the films based on the following criteria:
Judges of the competition include history professionals, Civil War authors, program executives from national cable companies, and university-level theatre professors.
September 22, 2013
September 1, 2013
Regal Downtown West Cinema