This contest in Wyoming looks like a great idea to steal here in Nebraska.
See the entries: ThatsWYFilms on Vimeo
"The Wyoming Short Film Contest invited filmmakers from around the world to submit their shorts online, with a total running time of no more than 15 minutes.
Professional filmmakers as well as film students submitted their films in any genre including documentary, animation and narrative fiction.
A judging panel of film industry professionals reviewed the entries for this year’s contest and announced a winner on May 1st 2015.
Entries will be judged on several criteria including editing, production values, sound design, story, performances and cinematography."