Purple Violet Film Festival

Purple Violet Film Festival
Premiere Stages
Kean University
1000 Morris Ave.
Union, United States

Tel: 908-737-4092
Fax: 908-737-4636


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Festival Overview

The Purple Violet Student Film Festival at Kean University is dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of emerging filmmakers. The one-day Festival features the screening of student short films in four unique categories, High School Public Service Announcement Videos, lectures and workshops given by industry professionals, and a Q & A with a special Guest Artist following screenings of the winners. Previous Guests Artists include Harry Shearer and Tom Fontana. The Festival is produced through a partnership between Premiere Stages and the Kean University Department of Media & Film.


Selected works will be presented at Kean University April 22, 2008. Winners will be selected in four short film categories: Comedic, Animation, Dramatic and Documentary. The four winners will receive a formal viewing at Kean University to culminate the Festival. A reception for the filmmakers will follow the screening. The four winners will each be awarded a cash prize of $250. All winners, including an "Audience Favorite", also receive a framed certificate.

High Schools Students are also encouraged to submit 30-second public service announcement videos. Four winners will be selected and each receives a cash prize of $100. All submissions will be screened throughout the day on April 22nd; the winners will be formally screened with the winning films at 5 PM on April 22nd.


Open to the public

You must be a registered high school student to enter the 30-Second Video Contest. You must be a registered high school or college student (or have graduated in the year the film is submitted) to enter the Student categories.

Entrants must submit three copies of the film, application form (on website)and resume. See guidelines on website for more details.


There are no entry fees associated with this festival

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25th Jan 2008 Purple Violet Film Festival  
Known festival contacts Contacts
John Wooten
Brian Oakes