2018 Schedule / Deadlines

Fall/Winter 2017 Announcement of the Meijer Great Choices Film Festival

September 2017- February 12, 2018 PSA's accepted for competition.

All material must be copyright free or original and relate to character, health or diversity. (Be Careful about showing items with brand names)  Release forms (if applicable) must be submitted with copy of registration form and registration fee.

Register on line via this website. Entry fees: $5 per entry if PSA and registration are postmarked by early discounted deadline of January 19, 2017; or $10 per entry if DVD and registration materials are postmarked by the final deadline of February 12, 2018. Entry fees and a copy of the registration form (an talent release forms) must accompany be postmarked February 12 to qualify.

All submissions must be on uploaded to a Google shared drive (contact Kathy Richards at kathyrichards@bcpsk12.net to set up the shared drive) and mailed with copy of application, entry fee and talent release forms to: 

Meijer Great Choices Film Festival"                                                                               c/o Van Singel Fine Arts Center,

8500 Burlingame SW,

Byron Center, MI 49315

 

Make checks payable to Meijer Great Choices Film Festival.PSAs without proper documentation and payment will automatically be disqualified.

February-April 2018 Phase 1 judging by college film students, festival, media and underwriter representatives.

Judging will separate PSA's first by target audience, then by Great Choices categories of Character, Health, and Diversity. The judges reserve the right to move an entry to a more appropriate category. Entries will be narrowed to the top ten for each Great Choice categories for a total of sixty semifinalists.* (The judges reserve the right to reduce the number of semifinalists/finalists by category pending adequate number of entries.)

May, 2018 Semifinalists will be announced via a letter, email and invitation to the Festival Event is scheduled for June 2, 208 16 at the Van Singel Fine Arts Center in Byron Center, MI.

  • Top ten finalists and their families for each audience and category will be invited:
  • Top 10 PSA's (:30) for heath issues targeted for grades K-6*
  • Top 10 PSA's (:30) celebrating diversity, targeted for grades K-6*
  • Top 10 PSA's (:30) promoting character, targeted for grades K-6*
  • Top 10 PSA's (:30) for heath issues targeted for grades 7-12*
  • Top 10 PSA's (:30) celebrating diversity, targeted for grades 7-12*
  • Top 10 PSA's (:30) promoting character targeted for grades 7-12*
  • Top 10 PSA s (:30) promoting character, targeted for grades 7 12

Fall 2018 Top Ten PSA's (*Pending qualifications) of each category to be reproduced and distributed on DVD to Michigan schools as tools for their Character Education, Health and Diversity programs.

DVD's will be made available to all media as requested