To Register:

We will need some basic information about you and your film. Please head to to complete the registration process.

Questions? Try looking at our Resources page, and if you don’t find an answer there, your question can be submitted using the Contact Us page.



Submission Deadline: Midnight June 1st, 2018


Students must be a currently enrolled in a Southern Tier Middle or High School.

  • All films must be silent 
  • All films must be in black & white 
  • All films must be 2-4 minutes in length 
  • Films can be any genre (drama, comedy, action adventure, science fiction etc.) 
  • Films can be animated
  • Soundtracks are optional
  • One title card* is required
  • Credits are suggested but optional.

• Films must adhere to one or more of the following genres:

Action/Adventure: Your film has a high stakes narrative meant to keep the audience at the edge of their seat.
Comedy: Your film makes you and the audience laugh!
Crime/Mystery: Detectives, criminals, and conspiracies, your film is about catching the bad guy.
Drama: Your film tells a more serious story.
Romance: Your film features love and affection, requited or otherwise, and will evoke tender feelings in the audience.
Science Fiction: Your film takes place in a mind-bending version of our world.
Western: Cowboys, horses, and the wondrous adventures of the ol’ Wild West.

Failure to follow these rules above may result in the disqualification of your film. Silents Roar! reserves the right to not accept a film submission.

To Submit:

Please register and submit your film to by Midnight June 1st, 2017. Submissions sent after this date will not be considered or judged.