Now accepting K-8 submissions!  9-12 Submission period has ended.  

Meijer Film Festival 2021

The High School submission period ended on February 4, 2021.  

Our K-8 Classrooms are able to submit their videos until February 26, 2021.  There is no fee required for classrooms to submit to the K8 competition.

Thank you to our legacy partners -- Meijer, The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, TCF Bank, and the VanderLaan Family Foundation!

2021 K-8 Film Festival Registration

Registrations must be received by the dates above to be eligible for entry into the Meijer Great Choices Film Festival.  We must receive the registration form/entry and any talent release forms/additional paperwork before these dates.

Our Contests

High School Student Contest

2021 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 2021

Festival Awards Event
June 5, 2021

2021 Registration Form

PDF DocumentFestival Rules & Information 

PDF DocumentView the latest press release 


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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-second PSA. Your audience is Michigan students in grades K-6.

PDF DocumentContest Rules and Guidelines

Enter and upload 0:30-second PSA video February 2-26, 2021

Voting begins March 2 and ends on March 29, 2021

Winners announced - June 5, 2021

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Our Previous Winners

Click below to explore an archive of past winners

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Our Legacy Partners


Logo for Kathy Sneden, a Meijer Film Festival Underwriter
Kathy Sneden Logo for Kathy Sneden, a Meijer Film Festival 2020 underwriter
Vander Laan Family Foundation logo
Vander Laan Family Foundation Logo for the Vander Laan Family Foundation, a Meijer Film Festival 2020 underwriter