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TAP INTO FILM - Register a Team

  East Burke, Vermont
  April 27-29th, 2018

Event Rules

Please review the event rules before registering


Teams must have at least three members and no more than five. Each team must have one Team Leader who is at least 21 years of age. This team member must sign a liability release form assuming all responsibility for team members under the age of 21. All team members under the age of 18 must have their parents sign a liability release form. Teams may utilize any additional volunteer help for cast and crew needs.

Registration Fee

This year we are asking for a registration fee of $10 per participant. If you would like to request a fee waiver please contact [email protected] Payment can be submitted online or on the day of the event.


Teams must bring all their own gear. Middle School and High School Teams that enroll in the SOCAPA 48hr Film Workshop may choose to be provided a basic production and editing package by SOCAPA. Teams that choose this option will be responsible for the complete replacement value of any lost or damaged gear.
SOCAPA pack will include:

  • HD Camera
  • SD Card
  • Boom Pole and Microphone
  • Sound Recorder
  • Tripod
  • Reserved Editing Computer

Subject Matter

Each team will recieve the genre of their film (Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Experimental, etc.) from a goody bag provided at the opening ceremony, and will also receive a prop, a location, and a festival theme that must appear in their film. Teams will be allowed to trade genres with other participating teams, but may not trade their assigned props or locations. Use these items creatively to score more points for your film.


Final films should be 1 to 3 minutes in length. All films must be written, produced, edited, exported and submitted during the 48-hour period. Films submitted after the deadline will not be screened.


All films must be PG. Basically: don’t produce anything you wouldn’t want your grandmother or younger siblings to see. Prohibited content includes (but may not be limited to) drug use, sex, graphic violence, and defamatory statements. Additionally, no copyrighted materials should appear within students’ films. If any of these rules are broken, the films will be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Film Slam judges. Any assigned props/locations/themes must be used in the film.

File Format

Final submission should be H.264 .mov file. Catamount Arts will provide a thumb drive for participants to submit their films.

How to Prepare

Dress for the weather. The weather in the Northeast Kingdom is unpredictable. Be sure to check the forecast in advance and bring a wide range of suitable clothing. Bring coats with plenty of pockets and padded bags for all equipment.

Scouting locations, securing equipment and organizing additional cast & crew may all be done in advance of the festival. However, no materials may be composed or produced ahead of time.

Team Account

Create a Team Account to register. Once you create an account, share the account name and password with your team members so they can join!

Team Name

Re-Type Password

password must be at least 5 characters
Team Leader

All Teams are required to have a Team Leader who is at least 21 years of age. Team Leaders can be a fellow student, a parent, a teacher, a family member, or friend. The Team Leader must sign a liability release form assuming all responsibility for team members under the age of 21.

First Name
Last Name

Re-Type Email

Re-Type Password

password must be at least 5 characters

Primary Phone Number
School Information

What school does your team represent? If you are home school students, enter Home School as the School Name.

School Name

SOCAPA 48hr Film Workshop

All Middle School Teams are required to enroll in the 48hr Film Workshop, and High School Teams are welcome!

SOCAPA, The School of Creative and Performing Arts, is offering a free 48hr Film Workshop for all Middle School and High School Teams. Designed to run tandem with the 48hr Film Slam, participating Teams will be provided expert guidance in basic filmmaking by SOCAPA's experienced Filmmaking Instructors. Classes will be offered in story development, screenwriting, camera and sound equipment. Assistance will be available for film editing and exporting in order to allow students of all experience levels participate in the weekend event! Instructors will not lead teams during production, but will be on hand to ask story advice, field technical questions, and assist in exporting final films.

Yes, sign my team up for the Workshop!
No, thank you.

By registering, you agree to abide by the event rules as outlined above.