Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC) is looking for innovative and inspiring short films from talented content creators for our 4th annual "Bring Your Brilliance Short Film Festival," 10/18/2023 - 10/20/2023. This festival is sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences and the Film & Entertainment Studies program.

This festival is open to all residents of the State of Georgia, USA. High school students from Georgia are especially encouraged to enter.

AMSC's Film & Entertainment Studies program is committed to creating the content creators of tomorrow with classes in digital video production, producing, screenwriting, editing, motion graphics, recording and entrepreneurship. Students also take production and post production courses at the Georgia Film Academy which has classes at Georgia's most prestigious sound stages and production studios.

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There are two sections for judging, one for Georgia residents, over 18 years old, and the other for Georgia high school students. The following jury prizes and awards will be given:

Best Short Narrative Film - General Competition
Best Short Narrative Film - High school students
Best Short Documentary Film - General Competition
Best Short Documentary Film - High school students
Best Micro Film - General Competition
Best Micro Film - High school students
Best Overall Short Film

Submissions are open to all Georgia residents.

Submitted films must be original works in English or with English subtitles, and must have been completed after January 1, 2022.

Filmmakers must have served as director and/or producer of the film, and own the rights to use the content within the scope of the project, to be eligible.

Each submission must fit within one of the following film categories, and adhere to category time limits:

Short Documentary (maximum length: under 11 minutes)
Short Narrative (maximum length: under 11 minutes)
Micro Film (maximum length: under 3 minutes)

Filmmakers may submit a maximum of one film per category.

All submissions must be submitted only via the contest entry page at and must adhere to any additional requirements posted on the site. To be considered for entry into the AMSC Film Festival, films must be submitted between July 3, 2023 and September 18, 2023. Winners will be notified by October 6, 2023.

Filmmakers warrant that any and all submitted films comply with all U.S. intellectual property laws, privacy laws, and other applicable laws and legal requirements. Further, filmmakers authorize the AMSC Film Festival to publicly show and/or exhibit submitted films. Filmmakers agree to indemnify and hold harmless Atlanta Metropolitan State College and its employees from any and all claims, lawsuits, or other costs resulting from either negligence or willful misconduct committed by filmmakers in association with the creation, production, publication, or distribution of film submitted to the AMSC Film Festival.

Filmmakers grant permission to Atlanta Metropolitan State College and its affiliates to exhibit and screen submitted films in conjunction with AMSC Film Festival screening events which will take place between October 18 - 20, 2023. Furthermore, filmmakers grant Atlanta Metropolitan State College and its affiliates permission to use still images and video excerpts from submitted films, not to exceed one minute per film, for general marketing purposes by the College after the AMSC Film Festival screening period has concluded.

Overall Rating
  • Jeremy Smith

    The Bring Your Brilliance Festival was great in every respect! I feel like I learned some things from some talented up and coming filmmakers and some experienced and learned pros alike. The level of filmmaking I saw there really made me appreciate the laurels they gave us.

    November 2023
  • CJ Riggs

    Great film festival overall. Very kind and outgoing people. AMSC truly makes you feel welcomed as a filmmaker! I encourage people of all ages to submit to this festival!

    October 2023