BAR HARBOR — The Criterion Theatre will host an Acadia Cinema Student Short Film Contest in conjunction with the Acadia Centennial Celebration.
Students in grades K-12 can submit a one to two-minute film that shows their own relationship and experience with Acadia National Park. Whether it’s an outdoor adventure and exploration film, a science-nature perspective or a look into the history of the park, all types of films celebrating Acadia are welcome.
Winning submissions will screen as movie previews Sept. 27 through Sept. 30 leading up to the Telluride Mountain Film Festival On Tour, an event which showcases international films exploring similar outdoor adventure and science-related themes. Films also will be shared on The Criterion’s social media sites.
“The contest allows local students to reflect on how they interact, view and coexist with their natural surroundings and challenges them to express those thoughts through film,” said Kristin Leffler, media manager at the Criterion. “As a community theatre, we strive to be a space where youth can showcase their art on the same screen and stage as professionals and be valued and celebrated for their creative achievements.”
Submissions will be accepted through Wednesday, Sept. 21, and can be emailed in mp4 format to Leffler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Parental permission will be required for any student under the age of 18.