Cayuga Film Festival highlights the cinematic work from high school, college, and emerging filmmakers under the age of 30 in New York State.

In association with Cayuga Community College and Auburn Public Theater, this festival provides a space for narrative, documentary and animated short films to be screened and seen.

In honor of Auburn New York’s long history of leadership in human rights, documentaries that focus on an area of human rights are eligible for the special Human Rights award.

Awards will be given in each category: Narrative, Documentary, and Animation for high school, college, and emerging filmmakers.

There will be a special award for documentaries that focus on an area of human rights.

Films must have been made in New York State.
Filmmakers must be a High School student, College student or Emerging film and video makers 30 and under
Films must have be completed between March 2020 and July 1, 2021.
Filmmakers can submit as many projects as they like (as long as it's within the completion time above.)
No entry may be summitted into more than one category
All submissions must be 100% original
All student submissions must be 100% student produced (faculty supervision is allowed)

By submitting to Cayuga Film Festival, entrants understand they have the legal right to submit their works.
-Filmmakers are legally responsible for for their intellectual property, and by submitting to Cayuga Film Festival, filmmakers must have all necessary rights secured, including but not limited to, music, content, and images.
-Cayuga Film Festival, its' partners, judges, sponsors or organizers are not responsible for losses, damages, etc. etc.

By submitting to this festival, you agree to the following:
-If accepted, Cayuga Film Festival may use video excerpts and film stills from accepted film for marketing purposes (print, web and television).
-Cayuga Film Festival may also use filmmakers names, official photos on FilmFreeway, contact information, publicity stills, and film logline.
-Winning entries may be shown, but time restrictions may require only excerpts be shown.
-The judges reserve the right to combine or move entries into different categories.
-The judges reserve the right to make no award in a category in any given year.