IHSSA SHORT FILM RULES
May I use animals or objects for characters in our film? Yes, as long as the students are eligible for contest. An entertaining original speech composed for and directed toward a specific audience or listening group. May a series of Commericals be filmed for short film? Teams are limited to 42 entries for district contest. Can we change and edit our film between District and State contest? This is a speaking category and not an acting category. An original speech written by the speaker that must be inspirational or persuasive, as opposed to solely informative.
Yes, as long as they are considered secondary to the performance of the short film. No, a film could be just visuals. We have MANY ways for students to participate in activities that will strengthen, refine, challenge, educate, and inspire interested students. The art of presenting a new program after selecting and organizing news copy within a limited amount of time. May an adult appear in the film? Can we change and edit our film between District and State contest? No, however a short newscast maybe used in part of the film to further the storyline. Acting A student acts out a monologue from a play, serious or humorous.
IHSSA – Dubuque Senior Drama
Expository Address A student writes and delivers an informative speech on a topic of interest. We may send up to six participants. At district for speech, there is one judge shoet for One Act Play, which has 3 judges who issues ratings and every team or individual who receives a “I” goes on. The presentation must not exceed 8 minutes.
We may send one Choral Reading group. We may send up to 3 improvisational groups.
Each school will be entitled to enter one Short Film in the District Contest. We may send ensemble acting groups.
A group of acts out a scene in silence. Radio News A student prepares a news shorg with given news copy in 30 minutes.
The chosen piece may not exceed 8 minutes in length. The Short Film area can have two through fifteen students in the event. The art of sharing a narrative with a listener. The art of presenting a new program after selecting and organizing news copy within a limited amount of time. A student interprets works of either poetry or prose.
The presentation must not exceed 6 ihsssa. State tournaments are also held separately for large group and individual events. No, parts of the film can be video clips from other sources. We may send up to three participants.
No costuming or props allowed except for one chair. If I use animation for our short film how many students can be listed as part of the crew? Instead, leave once the door to the performance space has been opened.
Yes, you may use any equipment that your students are able to work with, that includes equipment that you may choose to rent xhort borrow from other groups.
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Instead, the best in each category are showcased at two separate events. Teams are limited to 42 entries for district contest.
We have one of the largest speech teams in the state of Iowa at both the 10thth and 9th grade levels. No, but crowd scenes are not considered part of the cast and can be used. No costuming or props allowed except for chairs and cilm table.
No, a film could be just visuals. Students interested in large group speech events will be asked issa audition so that they can be placed by our expert coaching staff into events that best display their individual strengths. Only a single chair may be used.
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Materials used, or the manner of presentation, by students in the Short Film area deemed by the local contest judge s to be obscene or disruptive may receive lower ratings, or in some cases may result in disqualification. Do Not Change This: Graphics, animation, or video effects can be used at any time to enhance concepts of the short film.
Am I allowed to film at any time of year? We may send solo mimes. May a series of Commericals be filmed for short film?