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Geneseo Insomnia Film Festival
We've missed you... but, we're BACK! Let's make video in Spring 2022!
You and your team have 24 hours to write, shoot, edit and post a 3-minute video... GO! Your team will compete for prizes against other SUNY Geneseo students in an attempt to incorporate three elements (from a list provided by the GIFF Overlords) into the most witty, interesting, and compelling video. This is a chance for students of all talents to flex their creative muscles and demonstrate a variety of skills, whether they be writers, actors, videographers, or editors. Rally the troops and get started!
The details at a glance
January 1Registration Opens
March 14Spring Break Begins
March 18Spring Break Ends
March 18Registrants Past this Point Will Not Receive T-Shirts
March 23Pre-Event Meeting (Drop in South 345 between 4:30-6PM)
March 25GIFF Begins (5PM)5:00 PM, Location TBD
March 26GIFF Ends! (5PM)5:00 PM
April 00GREAT Day Awards Ceremony (6:30PM Reception Wads Aud)6:30, Wadsworth Auditorium
|First Place||$400 Amazon Gift Cards|
|Second Place||$300 Amazon Gift Cards|
|Third Place||$200 Geneseo Bookstore Gift Cards|
Video submissions will be judged by a panel of five SUNY Geneseo Faculty and Staff. Each judge will use a subjective zero to five scale in each of the following categories:
- Impact: Did the judges laugh? Did they cry? Did it make them think?
- Cinematography: Was the the video visually compelling?
- Story: How well written, thought-out and portrayed is the story being told using the elements provided?
- Gestalt: How did the totality of the video strike the individual judge?