Mosaic Mobile™ 2016

A JURIED FILM COMPETITION
WITH PRIZES INCLUDING CASH AND NEW GEAR.

Mosaic Mobile™ content is about challenging the conventions of storytelling. With technology leveling the content creation playing field, our focus is on how high school and college students can use today’s tools to tell more original, engaging stories.

Mosaic films celebrate creative thinking and discovery while exploring the diverse world in which we live.  

Have an idea for a film you want to create? Or have a class full of eager students with stories to tell? Make sure to check out the rules and requirements to see what aspiring filmmakers need to know before submitting to Mosaic Film Experience.

Mosaic Mobile
2016 Finalists

High School

iSee
Careerline Tech Center

Break
Careerline Tech Center

How I Got My Glasses
Careerline Tech Center

Crinkle
Kenowa Hills High School

All Lives Matter – But Guess Who’s Targeted
Grand Rapids Montessori High School

Racing Along
Careerline Tech Center

Intimidation Situation
Rockford High School

Perspective Matters
Careerline Tech Center

What They See
The Potter’s House High School

POWER
Careerline Tech Center

College

Upgrade
Grand Valley State University

Troll Bridge
Grand Valley State University

The Debt
Michigan State University

I See
Grand Valley State University

Innocent
Grand Valley State University

Cocoon
Calvin College

Underneath
Grand Valley State University

Visionary
Grand Valley State University

Have You Seen This Man?
Grand Valley State University

Mannequin
Grand Valley State University

Mosaic Mobile
2017 Winners

High School Winners

1st Place – $1000:
 Carson Tate – Careerline Tech Center
2nd Place – $500:
Adeline Andreas – The Potter’s House High School
3rd Place – $250:
Angelena Vasquez – Careerline Tech Center
Rick Wilson Memorial Prize – GEAR:
Aaron Voogt – Crinkle – Kenowa Hills High School

College Winners

1st Place – $1000:
 David Astudillo – Grand Valley State University
2nd Place – $500:
Keegan Waid – Grand Valley State University
3rd Place – $250:
 David Fitch – Calvin College
Rick Wilson Memorial Prize – $500:
 Upgrade – Grand Valley State University
 Olivia Smith

2016 Film Criteria

The following elements must be used within your film:

Theme:
Change Focus: An idea represented in the film

Prop:
Tape: any type of tape

Saying:
“I See”: These words must be spoken or used in the film.

Rules and Requirements

  • Filmmakers must be a current high school or college student in West Michigan
  • Films must be shot and edited on a mobile device (phone or tablet)
  • Up to two entries per person are allowed.
  • Films must be 2-3 minutes in length (including credits)
  • Films must include the three film criteria: theme, prop and saying.
  • Any music and sound effects used in your film must have copyright permission or be royalty free.
  • All films submitted are entered into the Mosaic Film Experience competition to be judged by a panel of area film directors, media literacy professionals and other industry professionals. Decisions of the judges are final. Submitted films may be screened at the Mosaic Film Experience event as well as shared on the Mosaic Film Experience website.

Mosaic entries, finalists and winners will permit the Mosaic Film Experience to use their name, contact information, likeness, publicity stills, film or video footage, title and log line of material in pre- and post-competition publicity and promotional efforts. If you wish to opt out of this stipulation, please make a request in writing and submit it to info@mosaicfilmexperience.com.

The Mosaic Film Experience may, at its own discretion, transfer the submitted material to a compilation DVD for Festival screening, and the resulting DVD may be used for Mosaic Film Experience promotional purposes. However, said compilations are not sold or distributed by the Mosaic Film Experience.

Submission Info

Submissions closed for 2016, please join us next year.

For more information contact:

High School: mallory@wrinklecreative.com
College: annerino@comcast.net

Have questions about how to shoot and edit a film? Check out the resource section to get started.

Awards

High School

  • $1000 first prize
  • $500 second prize
  • $250 third prize

College

  • $1000 first prize
  • $500 second prize
  • $250 third prize

Rick Wilson Memorial Prize

New Gear – High School
$500 – College

After finalists are announced, audience voting will begin on October 28 at 12:00 p.m. EST and end October 29 at 12:00 p.m. EST. Winners will be announced at the November 2nd & 3rd events.

Rick Wilson Award 

The Rick Wilson Memorial Prize was created to honor the late Rick Wilson – Emmy award winning journalist, storyteller, and a leading voice in the area of equity, inclusion and diversity. Rick was an impactful member of the inaugural team of The Mosaic Film Experience. He was always willing to lend his support and influence to the advocacy of students in promoting their stories and the amplifying of their voices!

2015 Mosaic Award High School Winners