The Bobcat Film Festival (BFF) takes place in Milledgeville, Georgia and is open to all Georgia universities and colleges, as well as Georgia high schools.

Our goal is to offer networking and collaboration opportunities for college and high school students.

All officially selected films will be screened.

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The Best High School Film, Best College Film, and Fan Favorite will be awarded a CASH PRIZE!

Best High School Film - $150
Best College Film - $150
Fan Favorite - $75

All accepted films at the in-person event will receive a certificate.

There will be separate awards for the high school and college entries:

Best Editing
Best Cinematography
Best Screenplay
Best Directing
Best Documentary

- All Films MUST be created by current state of Georgia students (high school or college). (Submissions sent from outside Georgia will NOT be judged.)

- The Bobcat Film Festival coordinators will allow all genres of fiction filmmaking as well as documentary filmmaking.

- Films MUST be less than 10 minutes to be considered.

- Films shall be free of nudity and distasteful profanity or violence.

- All films must be original work and any music or other properties must have proper licensing upon request. Films that are found to lack proper licensing will NOT be judged.

- Although faculty and other non-students are allowed to participate in the production of the film, the majority of the work such as writing, directing, camera operation, sound recording, and editing must be held by students.

- Films are subject to being viewed by the audience for Fan Favorite Award.

- The film must have been completed while in school and after 1/1/23.

- Submitted films may be used in promotional use for the next Bobcat Film Festival.

Overall Rating
  • Great festival. We regret that we could not attend.

    March 2024
  • Tyson Harty

    This is a great festival for high schools and colleges in Georgia. Well planned and nice venue at Georgia College. Both years I have attended there were great industry professionals as keynote speakers.

    April 2022
  • Duke Smith

    Good festival, wish there was a little bigger of a prize, but oh well... Also this festival would be much better in-person, but I know they can’t do that quite yet.

    May 2021
    Response from festival:

    Duke, we hope you will join us next year! We plan to be in person and will look at our options for bigger prizes! Congratulations on your win!