Due to circumstances beyond the districts control, The Festival de Eanes is cancelled. We look forward to seeing your films next year.

What are the film requirements?

The Festival de Eanes would like to challenge students in K-12 to produce either a narrative or animation/stop-motion film. The theme for this year is suspense. Along with the theme, we will be requiring three items to be in your short film.

  • The film must include the following prop: An umbrella
  • The film must include the following camera angles/shots: Over the shoulder
  • The film must include the line of dialogue: “Where do we go from here?”

Students are encouraged to think of creative ways to incorporate the prop, shots, and dialogue into their films.

What are the rules?

If you are a K-12 student interested in entering a film into our film festival, see the full contest rules below.

How are the films judged?

Round 1: Campus Film Festival

The first round of competition will be primarily campus based. Each campus will select the top 2 films to move on to the district contest.

Round 2: District Film Festival

The district contest will showcase all of the winning campus films. There could potentially be *18 films showcased at the district film festival, but only *4 teams will be receiving the award for best narrative or animation by grade level (elementary and secondary). The winners will be determined by a live audience vote during the film festival.

*may be altered if there are a low number of films entered in a particular category.

Judges will critique and score the films based on the following rubric:

What are the prizes?

All finalists will receive a special screening of their film at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar.

  • Grand Prize (1) - TBA
  • 1st Place in category (4) - Gift cards

Important Dates

  • December 7, 2019: Festival de Eanes Contest begins
  • March 31, 2020: Deadline for Film Festival entries
  • April 24, 2020: district finalists are announced
  • May 20, 2020: Screening of finalists @ Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

Ready to submit?

Previous Winners

We have seen some amazing and creative films over the years. Click on the links below to view previous finalists.

Previous Grand Prize Winner:

The Lucky Duck Films (2019)

Curfew (2018)

Watcher (2017)