The International Student Film Festival is set up to encourage and promote young filmmakers who are affiliated to film training institutions within and beyond Africa.
Thus, filmmakers from Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education, High igh Schools, Academies, are invited to participate by submitting their films or/and attending the festival.

The festival is structured to continuously move from one campus to another each year with engaging activities such as hands-on/practical master classes, film screenings, award night and lots more.

ISFF is founded by the renowned international filmmaker, Amb. Dr. Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen (D Guvnor) as another means to bring on board promising filmmakers and further strengthen the capacity of the country's film industry as well as give these emerging filmmakers a sense of belonging.

The maiden edition of ISFF is set to take place at Igbenidion University Okada, from Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th of September 2023.

There will be awards, certificate of participation and deserving prizes to filmmakers during the film festival event. The awards/prizes shall be determined by the festival jury who will determine the winners from the selected movies submitted to the International Student Film Festival.

The rules and terms of the International Student Film Festival shall be subject to the collective decisions of the festival managers in regards to creating an enabling environment for the festival planners.

Any Language:
If not English speaking, English subtitles are mandatory.

All categories : length limit is 20 (Twenty) minutes for best short films.
while Best Student Feature Film shall be over 45mins.
Date of the event is subject to reasonable change. The host Institution will be announced 30 (days) before the event date.
You may submit a film you made as a student even if you are not a student anymore.
Films must be of 2020 or after.
Each entry must show a proof of student status: please upload a picture of your student card or equivalent in the FilmFreeway gallery of your project. A missing student proof may results in an "incomplete" status or eventually a disqualification.