MSF Films: Mock Trailer Contest

Returning for a 2nd year!

Following up the successful launch of our Mock Movie Trailer contest, we’re hosting another film contest for Maine students! Now’s your chance to make that mock movie trailer about science that you’ve always wanted to. The only thing that has to be in the trailer is science. Always wanted to make a marine biology musical? A romantic comedy about Edison? A horror movie about viruses? This is your chance to make the trailer of that movie that doesn’t exist (yet).

More details:

Submissions are open until February 1, 2018.

You must be a middle school or high school student in Maine.

You can submit as an individual or as a group. All groups must have one person as the designated contact person.

Each individual/group must have a school or supporting organization (Girl Scouts, Dramatic Academy, Math Team, etc.) who provides guidance and logistical assistance (for example, providing a space for filming).

Cash prizes for the top three finishers in each category: $500, $300 and $100. The prizes will be split between the winning entry and the school or organization who supported them in making the film.

The films will be judged by a panel of judges, who will be using this rubric to guide them when scoring submissions.

Winners and top finishers will be shown at an event at the 2018 Maine Science Festival, and on the MSF YouTube Channel.

 

Looking for some ideas?

Movie genres

Action
Adventure
Comedy
Crime
Drama
Documentary
Fantasy
Historical
Horror
Musical
Mystery
Romance
Satire
Science Fiction
Western

Scientific Topics

Astronomy
Biology
Chemistry
Cognitive Science
Computer Science
Ecology
Geography
Geology
Lingusitics
Physics
Psychology
Sociology
Zoology

More ideas on science subtopics here.

Ideas and Inspirations for the “mock movie”

Marine biology musical
Romantic comedy about Edison
Horror movie about viruses
Cartoon about lab beakers
Drama about amoebas
Suspense about climate change
Madame Curie musical
Superhero movie about white blood cells
Western showdown between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla
Phases of the moon mystery
Ecological crime thriller
Action film on Newton’s laws

Any questions? Email us: trailer@mainesciencefestival.org 

Need more inspiration? Check out the 2017 MSF Film Festival winners!

High School, first place winner

 

Middle School, first place winner