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7th Annual Friends Student Film Festival

Student Submissions Are Needed by April 1 – The 7th Annual Friends of Hershey Public Library Student Film Festival seeks to showcase and recognize local student filmmakers’ creative work.

Download the 2019 STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSION FORM. Forms are available for pick up in the Young Adult area of the library.

The festival will take place on April 27, 2019 from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Hershey Public Library. We will show as many films as possible in that time.

General Rules:

  • All film entries are free.
  • Each applicant can submit up to three (3) films.
  • A committee will screen the films prior to the festival for appropriateness for a public library audience.
  • Films must be 25 minutes or less in length.
  • The films must be uploaded to You Tube and the You Tube link emailed along with the completed submission form which can be copy and pasted into the email.


There will be an “Audience Choice Award” by secret written ballots from the audience.

Submitting filmsUpload your film to YouTube. Send the link with your submission form in an email to Steve Ballard & Martha Brown on or before APRIL 1 to:

steveballard650@verizon.net and harvestmoon210@yahoo.com

Filmmakers will be informed by the organizers (Steve Ballard and Martha Brown) by April 6 if their film will be shown at the festival.

We encourage filmmakers to attend the festival, and to bring friends and family. Each filmmaker will receive some Hershey’s chocolate at the festival. If you have any questions, please contact Steve Ballard at 717-435-5176 or steveballard650@verizon.net