FilmRoads International Student Festival at Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences brings high school students from around the world together to celebrate the language of film through an annual in-person and live-streamed festival and panels. Our goal is to give young filmmakers a formal place for their films to be viewed and explored. FilmRoads International Student Festival gives the opportunity for students to learn from one another and have critical discussions on cinema culture and the language of film.

How It Works
FilmRoads International Student Festival is an annual in-person and live-streamed event that takes place at Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences in Santa Monica, California. Selections will be made available on the FilmRoads website. From there, selected filmmakers will have the opportunity to participate in panels and Q&As with fellow filmmakers and industry professionals. The live event takes place at Crossroads on January 23rd. Filmmakers unable to attend will be invited to the live Q&A via Zoom.

Best in Fest Award
One film will be selected by jury as the best of the Festival.

Special Jury Prize
Audience Choice Award

-Filmmakers must be current students between the ages of 14 - 18 years old.
-Films made by a class must have a current student submitter between the ages of 14 - 18 years old. Films with co-directors over the age of 18 years old will not be considered.
-Films outside of the United States are allowed and encouraged to submit.
-English subtitles are required for all foreign language films.
-Shorts must be no more than 10 minutes long, and can be narrative, animation, documentary, or experimental films.
-By submitting a film to FilmRoads International Student Film Festival, filmmakers affirm that they have cleared all rights to materials within their films including but not limited to music rights, actors releases, etc.