Welcome to Grizzly Film & Arts Festival!
Grizzly Film Festival is the premier film student film festival of UC Berkeley, open to all undergraduate students in the Bay Area. We are proudly hosted by Delta Kappa Alpha Professional Cinema Fraternity.
Hosted annually in Berkeley, the festival features a screening of the winning films and a display of art and music from the community, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Our judging panel is comprised of judges from prominent Bay Area film organizations as well as local filmmakers.
The mission of Delta Kappa Alpha is to foster lifelong character, collaborative and creative storytelling, ethical business practices, philanthropic action, and fraternal bonds between students of the cinematic arts. As a professional fraternity, we serve students by teaching creative filmmaking and industry skills to produce the next generation of filmmakers.
Submissions open March 1st.
Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the dates for each of the submission deadlines have been adjusted.
We will be offering the following prizes to submissions superlative in a specific technique or category.
Note: The same submission and/or filmmaker may receive multiple different awards, including Outstanding Achievement Awards (e.g. the same submission could win "Best Directing", "Best Femme Directing", and "Best Experimental").
- Best Picture
- Best Directing
- Best Cinematography
- Best Performance
- Best Editing
- Best Writing
- Best Sound & Music
- Best Costuming, Hair, and Makeup
- Best Production Design
- Best Drama
- Best Comedy
- Best Documentary
- Best Experimental
- Best Genre
- Best Animation
Outstanding Achievement Awards:
- Outstanding Woman/Non-Binary Directing
- Outstanding Woman/Non-Binary Performance
- Outstanding Directing from a Director of Color
- Outstanding Performance from an Actor of Color
- World Impact Award (Awarded to a film with an especially keen awareness and impact on a world issue relevant to today's day and age)
✓ A student can submit a maximum of two films.
✓ Each film must be under 20 minutes.
✓ Films must have been completed on or after November 20th, 2019.
✓ Films must have been completed while the student was enrolled at a university in the San Francisco Bay Area.