Photog Fest FAQs 

Questions frequently asked by advisors and students:

 

WHERE DO I GO TO SUBMIT A PHOTO?

// Submissions are currently closed.
Submissions fortThe 2019 Photog Fest will be open soon!

 

DO MY PHOTOS NEED TO BE A CERTAIN SIZE OR FORMAT?

// Yes. Photos need to adhere to the following guidelines:
All photos must be 300 dpi and a minimum of 8x10 inches. File types can be jpg/jpeg, png or tiff/tif.

 

WHY IS THE IMAGE SIZE IMPORTANT? DO YOU REALLY NEED IT TO BE 300 DPI AND AT LEAST 8X10 INCHES?

// Yes! Winning photographs will be used in print and online.

One of the most exciting opportunities for contest winners is to be showcased in print, which requires a higher resolution than images shown on screens. Winners will be included in the Jostens Look Book, our yearbook about yearbooks, and in a gallery setting in New York City (see Awards for more information). We cannot use photos that are less than 300 dpi and 8x10 for these purposes.

 

DO I REALLY NEED SIGNATURES FROM EVERYONE IN THE PHOTO?

// Basically, yes. 

You need signatures from anyone that is personally and substantially identifiable in the photo (including crowds and groups). Subjects that are minors must have a parent or legal guardian signature. Add this text and link: Download the release form here

 

DO I HAVE TO SUBMIT ALL MY PHOTOS AT ONCE?

// No. Photos can be uploaded at any time during the submission period.
You can wait to submit your photos until you are sure that you have your strongest collection, but be sure to submit an application for each photo before March 1.

 

WHAT IF I UPLOADED PHOTOS A WHILE AGO BUT I CAN'T REMEMBER WHICH ONES?

// You can see what you've uploaded. It's easy!
You can view your entries by clicking on My Applications on the left-hand side of the submission page. Double-check your entries before submitting to be sure you are sending us your strongest work.

 

WHAT IF I GET A GREAT PHOTO BUT I CAN'T SUBMIT IT BY MARCH 1ST?

// Sorry. This deadline is non-negotiable. 
We apologize, but we cannot accept photos after the website is closed.


All American High School
Film Festival FAQs 

WHAT IS THE ALL AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL FILM FESTIVAL?

// The All-American High School Film Festival is the premier destination for talented high school filmmakers and media arts enthusiasts from around the world.

Our Mission is to provide immersive education with a profound impact, connecting the filmmakers of the future with the rewards, respect and recognition they deserve. 

We will be showing all of the Category Winners and Official Selections that will be announced on July 16th, 2018 at the Photog Fest Gallery Exhibition at the 2018 All-American High School Film Festival. The 2018 AAHSFF takes place on the weekend of October 5th - 7th in New York City, beginning with our Opening Night Party and concluding with the Teen Indie Awards Show where we'll announce The Photog Fest Overall Winner and hand out over $400,000 in prizes and scholarships. During the festival weekend there will be hundreds of film screenings, workshops, panels, networking events, interactive technology fair, a guided New York City photo walk and the nations largest media arts college fair! Head over to the All American High School Film Festival website to view the festival schedule, purchase your tickets and plan your trip to NYC.

 

WILL MY PHOTOGRAPHS BE AT THE FESTIVAL?

// All Category Winners & Official Selections will be at the Photog Fest Gallery Exhibition.

All Official Selections and Category Winners will be exhibited at The Caelum Gallery in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City as part of the All American High School Film Festival. Chelsea is known as the artistic center of the city with over 200 galleries. The Best Overall Photographer will be announced at the 2018 Teen Indie Awards at the Historic Kings Theater in Brooklyn, New York on October 7th. 

 

What is there to do at the festival?

// We have an entire weekend dedicated to providing you with the recognition you deserve!

During the 2018 Festival we will be showing all of the Official Selections and Category Winners in a prestigious New York City art gallery. Along with the Photog Fest Exhibition we will be screening hundred of films at the AMC Theater in Times Square. We also have networking events, workshops, industry professional panels, an interactive technology workshop, the nations largest media arts college fair and the Teen Indie Awards where we will be giving away over $400,000 in prizes and scholarships! 

 

How do I buy tickets for the festival?

// Tickets can be purchased on the AAHSFF website.

Click the button below to be taken directly to the ticket page on the AAHSFF site. While you're there click around and check out all that Photog Fest and The All American High School Film Festival has to offer! 

Still Have Questions?

Head over to our General Festival FAQ on the All American High School Film Festival website. If you don't see an answer to your question there please feel free to email us at info@aahsff.com.