SHORT-FILM competition

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Inspired by Zoe’s love of all forms of art, the Zoe Loren Foundation is launching its short film competition! Film makers of the future will have a chance to showcase their visual storytelling!

The Short-Film Prompt

Your short-film must be a live-action short narrative film, using the theme 'Life is a Journey'. We are looking for a short fictional film that is not animated! The film should run for 3 minutes or less including title and end credits.

Contest Requirements

Submit one video in any common video format, such as MP4, MOV or AVI
Video File Size Maximum 2GB

All submissions will be shared on our website as well as on social media.

Who Can Enter

Palm Beach County students in grades 9-12 and 

Palm Beach County full or part-time actively enrolled college students, ages 17-25. Must be enrolled in an accredited PBC college. 


There is no fee to enter the contest

When Can I Enter

March 11, 2024 through August 5, 2024

Public Voting for People’s Choice Award

August 6 - August 13, 2024

Winners Announced

September 9, 2024


College Category Prizes

1st Place - $1000
2nd Place - $750
3rd Place - $500

High School Category Prizes

1st Place - $750
and the opportunity to shadow Jupiter Compass for
a video shoot with the Zoe Loren Foundation.
2nd Place - $500
3rd Place - $250

People’s Choice - $250

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Films will be assessed by three professional filmmakers and a digital media specialist in the following areas:

  • Cinematography
  • Technical skill
  • Creativity
  • Responsiveness to the prompt (Life is a Journey)
  • Plot
  • Entertainment Value

You are responsible for the quality of your submission, and for adherence to the contest guidelines. Incomplete or improperly formatted submissions will not be considered for an award.

All submitted work must be original and may not infringe on the copyright or other intellectual property of any other person.

All films must be in English, or subtitled in English.

Content must not contain obscenity, explicit sexual material, nudity, profanity, or graphic violence.

About Us

The Zoe Loren Foundation was established to celebrate Zoe’ life and to honor her memory by providing opportunities in the arts for under-served K-12 Palm Beach County students. Our goal is to use the power of art to engage, inspire and empower local students via individual scholarships as well as funding to local non-profits in need of an arts program.

Our mission is to enrich the lives of Palm Beach County’s children by providing opportunities for exploration and inspiration.