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Film Competition


Topic:  Films submitted will be in the spirit of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - new films that celebrate or commemorate the characters, conflicts and themes of the original such as, but not limited to: scientific experiments gone wrong, the hubris of modern technology, the boundaries between life and death, and alienation from human society.


Qualifications:  Must be a current UCF undergrad or grad student at time of entry.

Length & Submission Format:
Film length: 10 minutes max. including credits
Color or B/W,
VHS or DVD accepted, with DVD preferred

Judges:  Professionals from the UCF Faculty and the industry.

Filmmakers' Mentor: Ula Stoeckl,
UCF School of Film and Digital Media (  or 407-823-1189)

On a stormy night in June 1816,
beside a lake in the shadow of the Alps,
surrounded by lovers and friends,
Mary Shelley began a story
that has never been out of print and one that
continues to inspire filmmakers.


We are looking for more films...


  • $300 cash first prize
  • Bookstore gift certificates
  • Showing of the winning film at one of the Frankenstein events

Deadline for Submission

Monday, August 2, 2004
5:00 PM
Raynette Kibbee or designee
Library Administration, Room 511
UCF Library

For more information
call Raynette Kibbee

She never knew the notorious mother who died during her birth.
She married two weeks after her husband's first wife committed suicide.
She gave birth to 4 children, 3 died by age three.
She was challenged to write a ghost story when she was just eighteen.

Mary Shelley created the novel Frankenstein!

This competition is part of the many activities surrounding the traveling exhibition “Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature” at UCF Library October 29-December 3 which is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Library of Medicine, and the American Library Association.