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Mobile film contest provides students with creative platform, skill development




GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – September 12, 2016 – The Mosaic Film Experience (MFE) today announced the kick-off to its second annual Mosaic Mobile film contest, a short-film competition open to West Michigan high school and college students.  All Mosaic Mobile films must be entirely shot and edited on mobile devices (i.e., mobile phone or tablet).  Entries can be submitted via the MFE website between September 15 to October 14 at 5 p.m.


“By challenging the conventions of storytelling, we are helping develop creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration skills, which are essential to prepare students for the future,” said Skot Welch, founder of The Mosaic Film Experience.    


A juried panel of experts will award first, second and third place cash prizes to high school and college winners.  High school and college first place winners will each take home $1,000, second place winners will be awarded $500 and third place winners will each win $250.    


In addition to the juried cash prizes, a public vote will determine the Rick Wilson Memorial Award winners.  On October 28, MFE will announce the top 10 high school and college films, as determined by the juried panel.  The 20 films will be posted to the MFE YouTube channel and the public will have 24 hours to vote for the winning high school and college films.  The two Rick Wilson Memorial Award winners will each receive $500 and video production gear.


“Digital devices in the hands of teens of all socioeconomic backgrounds helps to level the playing field,” said Welch.  “With mobile technology and constant connectivity, a Hollywood production company is no longer necessary to produce and distribute stories.”


All Mosaic Mobile entries must be two to three minutes in length, including credits.  Participants can enter up to two entries.  All competing students must to be registered in an accredited high school, college or university for the 2016-2017 school year.  Complete rules and contest details are listed on the MFE website.


All contest winners will be announced at the fifth-annual MFE Festival on November 2 and 3 at the Wealthy Street Theatre in Grand Rapids, Michigan.   


About Mosaic Film Experience

Founded in 2011, The Mosaic Film Experience (MFE) is a 501(c)(3) organization that brings the power of digital experiences and content creation to youth.  MFE programing provides students with access to passionate digital media professionals, media literacy resources and opportunities to tell their own unique stories.  For more information about MFE, visit

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