The Salt Lake County Health Department is hosting the second Kick Ash Film Festival to bring attention to this problem. This year’s theme is Escape the Vape and submitted shorts should focus on the dangers of vaping/e-cigarette use or the negative influences
driving youth e-cigarette use.
January 3, 2019: Submissions openFebruary 28, 2019, 11:59PM MST: Submissions closeMarch 11, 2019: Audience choice voting opensMarch 15, 2019, 11:59PM MST: Audience choice voting closesMarch 20, 2019 6:30PM MST: Kick Ash Festival Red
Carpet event at the County Library's Viridian Event Center
To submit your film:
1st Place: $4002nd Place: $2003rd Place: $100
Audience Choice: TV, Chromebook, wireless headphones, and a wireless speaker, courtesy of R.C. WilleySchool with most entries submitted: $350
Upper and Lower Division 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be decided by a panel of judges from the Salt Lake County Health Department and the Kick Ash Film Festival sponsors. Entries will be ranked in 3 categories:
The top 3 films with the most points in each Division will be the recipients of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes.The school with the most entries will receive $350.The Audience Choice winner will be determined via public vote on the Salt Lake County Health Department Facebook Page. Voting will begin March 11, 2019 and will end on March 15, 2019, at 11:59PM MST. Voters must “Like” the Salt Lake County Health Department Facebook Page in order to vote. Each Facebook user may vote once per day during the duration of the public voting period. Videos with votes from fraudulent or fake accounts will be considered cheating, and will be disqualified from the Kick Ash Film Festival at the Salt Lake County Health Department’s discretion.
Submitted films should feature original creative content informed by scientifically valid research. Below are a few approved resources filmmakers can refer to for information to use in their films.
We encourage filmmakers to find creative ways to spread anti-vaping messaging in their videos. Here are a few creative entries from last year’s festival.
Thanks to the following community partners for sponsoring the 2019 Kick Ash Short Film Festival!
Anyone in the film under age 19 may NOT use or simulate the use of tobacco or e-cigarettes in any way, as it is against state law for people under 19 to possess these items in any circumstance. We encourage filmmakers to
find creative ways to spread anti-tobacco messaging.
The information you provide will be used to verify eligibility and for Kick Ash Film Festival administration to contact contest winners. Your information, other
than social media accounts, will not be used for any other purpose, or shared with any other party not affiliated with the Kick Ash Film Festival and Contest except to the extent permitted by law. Social media accounts/handles may be used to tag entrants in festival promotional materials.
Entries must obey the Terms and Conditions below and must be submitted during the competition period, beginning on January 3, 2019 and ending on February 28, 2019 at 11:59 PM MST.An
Entry must be an original work of the Entrant, and cannot infringe upon the Intellectual Property such as copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or any other form of intellectual property or rights of any person, organization, or
entity. If an entry contains any material, assets, or elements that are not owned or created by the Entrant, the Entrant is responsible for receiving, prior to submission, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition
of the Entry by the Kick Ash Film Festival in the manner set forth in these Terms. This includes, without limitation, name and likeness permissions from any person who appears in or is identifiable in the Entry, as well as music licenses and location
releases when applicable. The Kick Ash Film Festival reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to the Kick Ash Film Festival from the Entrant at any time. Failure to provide such proof may, if requested, render
the Entry null and void.Any assets not created by the Entrant must be credited at the end of the Entry. Entrant must submit a Statement of Originality and include the name, title, and source of any elements not created by the Entrant.
Entrant must submit Personal Appearance forms for any and all actors or identifiable faces in the Entry. Should any actor or identifiable face be a minor under 18 years of age, the respective Personal Appearance form must be signed by a parent
or guardian. The Entrant must submit a Parent/Legal Guardian Consent and Release form for the Entry to be in consideration.Entry must be submitted before the competition deadline, February 28, 2019 at 11:59 PM MST. Any entries submitted
after the deadline will not be accepted.