The Southwest Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) is accepting video submissions for our second Young Filmmakers Contest.

Students at the high school, college and graduate-school levels (including spring 2018 graduates) are eligible to compete for the contest. The top submissions will be screened at our December 2018 regional meeting and a “crowd favorite” award will be bestowed on the favorite submission selected by JASNA Southwest members.

Winning entrants will receive a small cash prize, a year’s membership in JASNA and paid admission to the Dec. 8 JASNA Southwest regional meeting at Sony Pictures Studios.

Works must be five minutes or less in duration, shot in widescreen format and adapted from or inspired by Jane Austen’s writing or life. Otherwise, contestants are encouraged to use their imagination. You may submit comedies, dramas or documentaries in live action or animation. Your entries may be modernizations or mashups of Austen and another public domain author. They may be set any time from the Regency era to the present or even in the future. They may be cast with puppets, pets or people. Let your imagination and inspiration run wild!

Deadline is November 1, 2018. View our entry form for more details and all rules and regulations. For any questions, contact Erika Kotite.