More than $24,000 in prizes will be awarded to
top finalists in the 2020 Meijer Great Choices
Student Film Festival

High School Student Contest       K-8 Classroom Contest

Meijer Film Festival 2020

Partners of the Meijer Great Choices Student Film Festival applaud the hard work of all of our 2020 student competitors. We saw so many creative film projects and were inspired by the positive messages students shared.

Below are three videos -- one for each judging section-- announcing the winners in this year's competition. All students awarded $500 or more must submit a W9 form to before June 5 in order to receive their prize money. Prizes will be mailed June 15 and all finalist videos will be added to our streaming gallery soon for viewing at any time. 

On behalf of our legacy partners -- Meijer, The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Chemical Bank, the Vander Laan Family Foundation and Kathy Sneden and Family -- congratulations once again to our 2020 award recipients! 

View each of the 2020 winning and finalist films 

Announcing the 2020 Meijer Great Choices Film Festival Winners

7-12th Demographic HS Winners

K-6th Demographic HS Winners

Classroom Competition

Our Contests

High School Student Contest

2020 Meijer Great Choices Student Film Festival is open to all Michigan High School Students - more than $21,000 in prizes awarded to 60 high school students

Semifinalist Notification
April/May, 2020

Festival Awards Event
May 30, 2020

PDF DocumentFestival Schedule & Information 

PDF DocumentView the latest press release listing the Meijer Great Choices Film Festival Winners.


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K-8 Classroom Contest

With the guidance of teachers, students in grades K-8 can take this opportunity to enter a class-made :30 PSA. Your audience is Michigan students in grades K-6.

PDF DocumentContest Rules and Guidelines

Enter and upload :30 PSA video February 3-28, 2020

Voting begin March 4; voting ends - March 29, 2020

Winners announced - April/May, 2020

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Our Previous Winners

Click below to explore an archive of past winners

See Past Winners

Our Legacy Partners


Logo for Kathy Sneden, a Meijer Film Festival Underwriter
Kathy Sneden Logo for Kathy Sneden, a Meijer Film Festival 2020 underwriter
Gerald R. Ford Foundation
Chemical Bank
Vander Laan Family Foundation logo
Vander Laan Family Foundation Logo for the Vander Laan Family Foundation, a Meijer Film Festival 2020 underwriter
Van Singel