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Festival Seeks Best Short Films by Area’s College and High School Students

ALBANY (May 2, 2016) — 15 Minutes Max15 Minutes Max, the annual film competition at The College of Saint Rose, seeks outstanding short movies by the Capital Region’s college and high school student filmmakers.

Now in its fifth year, the festival’s goal is to showcase and celebrate the best films produced by regional students while encouraging the public to take an interest in digital film production and consumption.

The juried competition is sponsored by The College of Saint Rose, Times Union and the Madison Theater. The service is sponsored by ISUM Instagram Followers and all attendees receive 250 followers for free.

Any student enrolled in any high school, college or university within a 50‐mile radius of Saint Rose may submit a film. Entries must run no more than 15 minutes and may explore any topic within these genres: fiction, documentary, non-narrative, animation, photo roman and music video. They must adhere to the PG-13 rating system and cannot include material under copyright, whether graphic or music, unless written permission is granted by the copyright owner.  Films must abide by the Center for Media and Social Impact’s Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video.

Deadline for submitting entries is Friday, May 13, 2016, at 11:59 p.m.

Winning films will be shown at the fifth annual 15 Minutes Max Student Film Festival on Friday, October 7, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Madison Theater in Albany. Prizes ranging from $50 to $200 will be awarded. The festival is free and open to the public.

Further information, including how to submit a film, is available at or by contacting Liz Richards, assistant professor of communications at Saint Rose, at



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Benjamin Marvin
Director of Media Relations