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Mini Film Challenge

Showcase your movie making skills!

Between June 1 and June 22, student residents of Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods school districts are invited to submit a short film for selection to the GPPL Mini Film Festival on July 20.

Film Rules

  • Film can be no more than 2 minutes in length with up to 15 seconds of additional time for title and credits
  • Film can be fiction or non-fiction, live-action or animated, and must be G or PG in language and subject matter
  • Must contain these thematic elements: a book and at least one of the following - an alien, astronaut, or star
  • Must be your own creative work and not contain copyrighted material or work used without the written permission of the creator, this includes music
  • Must be in MOV, WMV, or MP4 format


  • Are students age 11 through 18 living in the Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods school districts
  • May submit up to 3 films total (not all submissions from one entrant can be guaranteed inclusion)
  • Can submit work created individually or as part of a group
  • Grant the right of the Grosse Pointe Public Library to display their submitted work to the public via library screenings as well as via social media channels


  • Will be accepted from June 1 through June 22
  • Must be submitted with an entry form on a labeled flash drive (one entry per drive) at any GPPL branch. Or via email containing a completed entry form and a permanent link to the entry that will be available and openly accessible for streaming online at least until the end of August 2019
  • Submission forms will be available at the end of May at the library branches and on the library website
  • Flash drives submitted for entry will not be returned - please KEEP A COPY of your work. The library cannot be held responsible for damage to submitted material
  • Not all submissions can be guaranteed selection. We are excited to see your creative work and hope to include as much as possible in the Festival


  • Filmmakers selected for the Mini Film Festival will be automatically entered into a raffle drawing for awesome prizes

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