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Film & Photo Fest

What Is The Alameda County 4-H Film Fest?

This as an opportunity for 4-H members to practice and celebrate their skills in film-making, while also honoring their work in the essence and style of the real Academy Awards!

Filmmakers will be given a period between October thru April to complete a 3-7 minute film feature films or a 30-90 second PSA.

All work will be submitted to a judging panel to be evaluated and winners will be determined by the evaluation teams.

Then on with the show! All submitted films will be screened at the ACFF, and our 4-H filmmakers and actors will receive their awards and honors in the unique glamour of Hollywood.

4-Hers! Don't miss out on this grand event to see yourself on the silver screen! See you at the movies!

There will be a Photography Fest as well. See Photography Fest box for additional information.

Photographers and Reporters! 

We need your skills!

This VIP role will give you full access to the Film Fest event to interview and photograph the stars and capture the festival highlights!

PLUS: this event can count towards your record books

Don't miss out on this grand event!

Contact Austin to sign up!

Photography Fest Competition

Photography Fest

New addition this year: Photography Fest Competition!

Alameda County 4-H Members may submit up to 2 8X10 photographs, either Color or Black & White. The photos must be mounted in matte frames (no wood/metal,glass framing allowed) and can be of any subject that fits with 4-H guidelines.

Photographs MUST be pre-registered by 5/8/2020. NO walk-ins allowed.

Photographs are to be delivered to the event venue site by 12:00 pm on May 23, 2020. In case of the need for a virtual event, directions for uploading photos will be posted here. Check back after 4/30/2020 for updates.

Photographs will be scored against a rubrics and will receive certificates based on their award level. Additionally, Best of Class ribbons will be awarded in each age group (Junior, Intermediate, Senior). Any primary entries will receive comment sheets and participation certificates.

Additional Judges Favorite ribbons will be awarded.

Award ribbons will be announced at the Awards Ceremony at Alameda County 4-H Film Fest.


FILM and Film Poster Registration:Film Registration

Photography Competition Registration: Photo Reg

Event Chair: Austin Nicolas at austineamonn@gmail.com

Photography/Co-Chair: Barbara Butko at barb.butko@gmail.com

Help evaluate Photography exhibits. Evaluators needed 5/23/2020 from 12:30-2:30 pm at the County 4-H Office in Hayward. Sign up here to help:

Film/Photo Fest Photography Evaluator Sign-Up

Film Fest Trophy

Further Film Festival Competitions

Have FUN making your film or taking photos for the Alameda County 4-H Film/Photo Fest? Want more opportunities to show your work? Additional competition venues are available. 

Alameda County Fair has youth classes in Photography and information will be available soon at https://annual.alamedacountyfair.com/pdf/2019/exhibits/youth/Youth_Science_&_Technology.pdf

California State 4-H Film Festival*: see the state competition at http://4h.ucanr.edu/4-H_Events/SFD/State_4-H_Film_Festival/

California State 4-H Photography Contest: http://4h.ucanr.edu/4-H_Events/SFD/Photo/

National 4-H Film Festival*: see information on a national competition at http://4h.missouri.edu/filmfest4h/

*Please note: some film competitions require that competitors abide by copyright infringement rules. Pay special attention to rules regarding use of music and images in your films for specific competitions.