The Georgetown University Film Festival (GUFF) is thrilled to celebrate the art of short-form filmmaking.

Now in its ninth year, GUFF, a student-run festival, aims to provide a global platform for students and emerging filmmakers. Our goal is to showcase their works and introduce audiences to diverse perspectives in visual storytelling. We firmly believe in the transformative power of film as a catalyst for inclusive and representative discussions.

The 2024 festival is scheduled for April 18-19, taking place in person on the Georgetown campus, presented by the Film and Media Studies Program. The event will feature screenings and panel discussions. Submissions are currently open until March 31, with a submission fee of $5. If you are a student in need of a submission waiver, please reach out to us via email:

For more information and updates, visit our website at, like our Facebook page, and follow us on Instagram @gufilmfestival.

We are excited to witness your creative work! Looking forward to your submissions!

To honor the collaborative and celebratory ethos of the Georgetown University Film Festival, we do not put films in competition.

Rules & Terms
- Submissions must be 25 minutes in length or less
- Films must have been completed on or after Jan 1st, 2023
- All genres are accepted
- No resubmissions will be considered
- An individual can only submit one film to the festival

Overall Rating
  • María Paola Ramírez

    I had an amazing time in this festival, such an enjoyable event!
    Thank Connor! I had an amazing time in the Q&A and was happy to share all the experiences and thoughts about being a filmmaking student and developing a project as a student. Amazing platform, organization and communication to both attendees and filmmakers.
    Loved every bit of it!

    May 2021
  • I had a wonderful experience playing Raspberry at Georgetown University Shorts FF. Alvaro de la Cruz was a great moderator for our Q&A and really wonderful at communicating with us. Unfortunately we cannot take place in person at all, and perhaps my only gripe is that honestly the festival was too short for me to be able to catch the programming during my busy schedule (but this is par for the course with virtual festivals during COVID times). I checked out the Program Guide though and I really love the curation they put together. I wouldn't hesitate to play at their festival again!

    May 2021
  • Hadrien Fiere

    A perfect experience for a virtual festival. Great communication and outstanding professionalism from their student team, and a wonderfully diverse line-up to explore. Loved being a part of it.

    May 2021

    this festival very nice, i am very happy

    April 2018
  • Kylie Trupp

    I was selected but I never understand where was the awards, they told me that there was no awards because they are new but I think that the awards can be only a mention, not necesary a physical prize :c

    April 2017