“Many Voices” Youth Film Contest

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The Many Voices Youth Film Contest is now accepting short films from Middle and High School students in East Tennessee!

Accepted films will be exhibited in a regional-traveling film festival, archived and mapped on the AAHA! Website

Cash Prizes for the top 3 films
1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $100
3rd Place: $50


Download and review the Contest Rules and Information: HERE

What Kind of Films are Accepted?

AAHA! of East Tennessee is seeking short films (5 to 15 minutes in length) that highlight or document your community’s Black History.

Oral histories interviews of your family or neighbors, important events or individuals in your community, historic reenactments, stories of Black history sites (cemeteries, schools, buildings, neighborhoods) OR you can use your creativity to produce something completely different!

Films should be saved and submitted in one of the following formats:

Viewable DVD, .avi, .mov, .mp4 or .wmv (no other file formats will be accepted)

On-line submission will also be accepted. Email your completed ENTRY FORM and Youtube link to:


Where Can I Find Stories in My Community?

Start out by talking with your family, neighbors, pastor or teachers.
If you need help finding subject matter, interviews or stories for your film, NO PROBLEM! We have Community Partners in many Counties in  East Tennessee that are happy to help you with finding people to interview and useful content.

For assistance in getting in touch with your County’s Community Partner, email: CEDnet.info@gmail.com

I Need Some Technical Assistance With My Film!

Do you need some help in producing or finalizing your film? Are you stuck with a technical issue you can’t figure out?

Feel free to contact William.Isom2@gmail.com with any questions or troubleshooting help you may need.

On-line Tutorial: How To Shoot Documentaries – The Art of the Interview

How Do I Submit My Film?
When your film is completed, mail a completed ENTRY FORM and  hard copy on a viewable DVD, .avi, .mov, .mp4 or .wmv format to:

“Many Voices Film Contest”

420 Hayter Drive

Morristown, TN 37813

You can also submit your film on-line, by uploading your film to Youtube and emailing the link to your film and a completed ENTRY FORM to CEDnet.info@gmail.com