JSU Student Film Festival

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Submissions are open

Join us for our 2nd Annual JSU Student Film Festival where we celebrate the creativity and fantastic work of high school and university students throughout the region.  This year we have expanded our categories and are inviting submissions from both college and high school students across the region!

Any filmmaker who is currently a high school or college student in Alabama, Georgia, or Tennessee may enter films up to 15 minutes in length (including credits).  All genres may be submitted.

All nominees will be invited to our Festival and Screening of our selections to be held on campus April 22, 2023.  Along with the screening there will also be workshops, panels, and a keynote event!

All submissions will be accepted through FilmFreeway. If you have any questions, please email theatrefilm@jsu.edu.

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Top Awards

The top awards in the festival will be awarded to the films which show the best in creativity, craft, execution, and story.

Best of Show - High School Division
Best of Show - College/University Division

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Other awards

We will also offer awards in each division in the following categories:

Production design

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The Festival

The festival will consist of a variety of events.  In the afternoon, we will feature workshops and panels to assist students in learning more about the craft of filmmaking.

The evening of April 22nd, we will also feature a Q and A session and keynote event with professional filmmakers followed by our official Screening of all selections and awards!