The Rose Festival Creative Youth Awards is all about sound and silence. For the second time, the Rose Festival is holding an event to honor the best of the best in song and film from two events: the Rose City Sing-Off and the award-winning International Youth Silent Film Festival.
Both competitions reflect the mission of the Rose Festival to highlight art and education in its programming.
The Rose City Sing-Off
The Rose City Sing-Off is the only acappella competition in the Portland Metro Area that gives high school-age singers a unique opportunity to perform and compete on a big stage. Finalists advance to perform at the historic Hollywood Theatre, and the top three finishers have the privilege and honor of singing at the Grand Floral Parade!
Partnering with the Portland Rose Festival, this competition is hosted in Portland, Oregon, but draws from the entire Northwest region. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three singing groups: Champion ($750), first runner-up ($500) and second runner-up ($250) (as chosen by the judges). Groups competing will be all male, all female, or coed (and contain no more than 16 singers total). Songs, choreography and dress are family appropriate, with songs that have a positive message.
Apply for the Rose City Sing-Off
Please see the application below.
Application Deadline: Recordings must be postmarked by February 15, 2013
Audition date: May 18
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The International Youth Silent Film Festival
All IYSFF filmmakers are twenty years old or younger. They choose one of six pre-recorded musical themes on which they base their films, which are: Romance, action, horror, slapstick, mystery and science fiction. The films of finalists are screened with LIVE musical accompaniment. Submitted films are shot either in black and white or color, can be either live action or animation and equal the soundtrack run time (which is approximately three minutes). All films are family-friendly.
Cash prizes are awarded to the filmmakers for first ($1000), second ($500) and third ($250) place films (as chosen by the Festival jurors). The Rose Festival is sponsoring a special award for Best Editing. Jurors select winning entries by scoring the submitted films on four categories: Story, cinematography, editing and acting. (All decisions of the jury members are final.) IYSFF is produced by Jon (JP) Palanuk, in collaboration with Thanhouser Company Film Preservation, Inc.
LEARN MORE at the IYSFF website.
Shootout in Shaniko won the Portland Rose Festival Award for Best Editing at the 2012 International Youth Silent Film Festival. The producers were brothers David and Connor DeSha, who won the opportunity to work with the Rose Festival on a promotional video for the 2013 Rose Festival.