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Lights, Camera, Action: Delta College hosts film contest for high school students

February 5, 2020

Delta College invites area high school students to show off their filmmaking skills by participating in the third annual Zero to Sixty Film Contest.

The contest, hosted by Delta’s film production program, challenges mid-Michigan students to write and produce a one-minute film for a chance to win cash prizes. 

Mark Brown, associate professor of English, said a team of filmmakers and editors will judge each entry for its originality, creativity and technical accomplishment.

“We hope students who enter get a venue to display their talents and be rewarded for their ambitions in the world of movie making,” said Brown. “We also hope they see a clear path to getting a degree in filmmaking right in their own backyard at Delta.”

The first place winner will receive $300, second place will receive $150 and third place will receive $50. The deadline to submit an entry is March 15, and winners will be chosen by the last week of March.

Contest details

To submit an entry, upload the film to YouTube or Vimeo and send a link to with “Zero to Sixty” in the subject line. The body of the email should also include a list of names, email addresses, high school name and its mailing address. 

The film must be no longer than one minute, including title and credits. One entry per student or team is allowed. Films must have been made within the last year.

For more information, contact Kimberly Wells, associate professor of electronic media, at

Written by Leah Twilley, Communications Specialist.