In the Spring of 2020, The College of Staten Island Film Festival lives on. Through an online edition of the annual festival, we are celebrating the hard work and talent of CSI media creators. The CSI Film Festival represents a culmination of a year of filmmaking. While apart students continued to produce work that will entertain and connect us all. For it's first year being online, students are also invited to submit works produced in previous years. Judged by a panel of special guests, submitters will be able to win awards and prizes for their hard work.
Accepted films will be available to watch through our csifilmfestival.com starting May 21st. Details on a scheduled online stream are to come.
Awards- including the coveted Audience Choice Award- will be announced on May 27.
Submissions can be any video completed in the past 3 years. Submissions must not have been screened at any previous iteration of the CSI Film Festival.
No limit is placed on filmmakers for number of entries.
Films are to be under 15 minutes for consideration.
The Festival Committee makes the final film selections. Inclusion in the festival is subject to the discretion of the Committee. The Festival Committee is made up of members of the Creative Media Club and their advisors. As such, all students are eligible to join the committee by joining the club. For more information on how to join and responsibilities of committee members, contact any of the club organizers.
Being selected for the Film Festival is pretty simple. If your project ranks satisfactory in technical merit, artistic merit, and appropriateness for our intended audience it will be considered for the festival.
Before submitting, please read the category descriptions by clicking the "Category and Fees" to the right. Spoiler alert: the fee is $0.
Submissions should be made to only one category per project. Categories are for organization purposes and do not represent award categories.