Make a Short Film! Win Cash and Prizes

The South Carolina Young Filmmakers Project is now accepting entries! To participate in the contest, high-school students in South Carolina must create a narrative short film (two minutes max) telling a cinematic story in any genre, following the Creative Challenge and all rules.

This year we’re kicking it old school — Each entry is required to use a cassette tape as a prop in some way. Be creative with it, and use it in a way that fits into your story, design and tone.

Entries will be scored by a panel of independent judges based on the criteria included on the contest page. The Top Ten scorers will screen at a special program hosted by Indie Grits Labs at the Nickelodeon Theater in May, where winners will be announced. First Prize receives $500, Second Prize $300, and Third Prize $200.

Entries are due by midnight on March 16, 2020. VISIT THE CONTEST PAGE for submission form, guidelines, and full terms and conditions.

Spread the word! And let’s see what South Carolina’s next generation of content creators can do!

As part of its training and professional development efforts, the South Carolina Film Commission presents a series of production training programs and seminars each year. All programs are provided to South Carolina residents at no charge and on a regular basis by action of the S.C. Motion Picture Incentive Act, passed by the state legislature in 2004. To learn about our other training seminars and grant programs, check out