High School Contest

Calling all high school students—enter for a chance to have your film shown at the
Speechless Film Festival along with student & professional films from all over the world!

The first place prize is a Canon DSLR camera and a $2,000 scholarship to
Bethany Lutheran College.*


About the competition

Contrary to what the name implies, Speechless Film Festival is not limited to silent films. Many of our films do feature dialogue. That said, visual storytelling is at the core of our mission. We are challenging you to tell us a story through engaging visuals rather than depending on verbal cues to drive your film.


  • Your entries must have been completed in 2014 or 2015.
  • Your entries must be composed entirely of non-copyrighted material.
  • Your film(s) must be submitted by February 1, 2015.

How to Submit

Step 1: Download and complete our submission form (PDF).
Step 2: Email your completed PDF to submission@speechlessfilmfestival.com
Step 3: Upload your digital video through our website.

Email questions to info@speechlessfilmfestival.com or call 507-344-7732.

*Scholarship valid only to Bethany Lutheran College attendees. The scholarship will be applied to your first year at Bethany and is not recurring. In subsequent years, the winner is eligible for a visual arts scholarship.