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ResLife Film Shorts Competition (Fall 2014): Choosing My Adventure as a Jumbo
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The Res Life Film Shorts Competition is an annual short film competition open
to the student residents of Tufts University's campus housing,
sponsored by the Residential Life and Learning Office. From
special theme housing to social and community programming,
the ORLL tradition of living and learning programs has fostered
diverse student communities throughout campus life. Res Life
Shorts continues that tradition by providing a venue for aspiring
actors, writers, artists and producers to develop and showcase
The Res Life Shorts film contest presents a unique opportunity
for the Residential Life and Learning Office to further its mission
of fostering productive academic and social communities at Tufts
University by celebrating the diversity of campus life from the
student residents' points of view.
Submitting Your Short Film
Res Life Shorts is open to all undergraduate and graduate student
residing in on-campus housing through the Tufts University Office
of Residential Life and Learning. These short films can be about
any aspect of resident living, including dormitory life, dining hall,
extra-curricular activities, living and learning programming, and
leadership opportunities, as they relate to this year's contest theme.
This Year's Contest Theme
This year's theme is "Choosing My Adventure as a Jumbo":
capture what your residential student experience at Tufts looks like.
Call for Entries and Submission Deadline
Call for entries will begin September 29, 2014 and ends
November 3, 2014. A panel of judges will determine the
best shorts in a variety of categories and the winning shorts will
be announced during the Res Life Shorts Awards Night on Wednesday,
November 19, 2014.
Must be an undergraduate or graduate
student resident of campus housing.
An individual or a group may submit an entry.
Groups may consist of no more than 4 members.
If a group wins the prizes will be divided accordingly.
Each short film entry must not exceed
5 minutes in length (including credits).
Each entry must include a 300-word statement
explaining how their film ties in the theme of
"Choosing My Adventure as a Jumbo" with regard to your residential
experience. It must be submitted as the description of
your film when uploading to Vimeo
All shorts must be submitted to the Tufts
Film Shorts Vimeo page by Monday, November 3, 2014 by 11:59pm EST.
The panel of judges will be composed of
representatives from the Office of Residential Life and
Learning, faculty members and student
representatives. The film will be judged in several
- In line with this year's theme of "Choosing My Adventure as a Jumbo"
- Representations of extracurricular activities and university organizations
- Effectiveness as an outreach tool for Residential Life and Learning Office
The top three winning shorts will be posted on Tufts
Office of Residential Life and Learning website for the
2014-2015 academic year and will be recognized in
promotional materials for Tufts current and incoming
student residents. Honorable mentions may also be
awarded at the discretion of the judges.
Awards Night: Celebrate the
Winning Films in Style!
The Res Life Shorts Awards Night will take place on
Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Time and location details TBA.
Invited guest speakers will include students and members of
the Tufts University administration and faculty. All submitted
films will be screened and refreshments will be provided. And
since we're rolling out the red carpet, feel free to come in
Winning teams will be able to select from the following prizes:
200 lottery point increase
$75 Bookstore gift card
The first place video recipient(s) will select the prize they want,
then second place will select from the remaining prizes and then finally third.
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