Join us for our 2nd Student Film Festival on March 17, 2018: Our Student Film Festival will showcase short films from college, high school and immersive film/digital arts high schools throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, and Oregon.

Reminiscent of days past, the Grand Theater Center for the Arts in Tracy, California will transform into a Movie House to showcase the works of young filmmakers, providing a platform to have their films screened by the public and to be juried and awarded. The festival will include a professional film talk by a special guest speaker from the TV and/or Film Industry, a Jury Panel Discussion, and will close with a Filmmaker Awards Reception.

A total of $6,750 will be awarded in prizes for top films chosen by our jury panel.

Awards & Prizes

In each of the college, high school, and immersive film/digital arts high school Filmmaker Divisions: The First Place Overall Student Film Festival winner will be awarded $1000. The Second Place Overall Student Film Festival winner will be awarded $750. The Third Place overall Student Film Festival winner will be awarded $500. A total of $6,750 in monetary awards.

In addition: From all entries, there will be one Honorable Mention winner and one Audience Choice Award winner.

Rules & Terms

Each film showcased will be 3-15 minutes. The genres include: Indie, Experimental, Animation, Documentary and Political/Cause, Narrative and PSA.

IMPORTANT!: In addition to completing your FilmFreeway submission, entrants MUST visit to read, complete and upload the requirements of the Student Film Festival Rules and Guidelines, Film Submission Form, the Filmmakers' Release Form and to get complete information about submitting your film. These internal documents are required in addition to your FilmFreeway film submission in order to complete your film's entry in the Grand Foundation Student Film festival. Again: All required forms must be submitted by uploading on FilmFreeway/My Projects/Files & Attachments.