A student-run film festival at the College of Lesley Art+Design at Lesley University. We will be accepting independent short films including experimental, music videos, horror, international, narratives, student, documentaries, comedy, action, Sci Fi, crime, and animation.

The Festival will be held online April 19–26, 2022

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Non-Monetary Awards:

Best Film - Jury Award
Best Acting
Best Editing
Best Cinematography
Best Music
Sound Design
Audience Award

1. This festival focuses on short films, 30 minutes or less.
2. We'll watch and show any type of subject matter but particularly looking for independent films: experimental, music videos, horror, international, narratives, student, documentaries, comedy, action, Sci Fi, crime, and animation.
3. Submissions open: January 25, 2022
Final deadline: extended deadline March 8, 2022
4. Entry fee: Free
5. We are not able to pay screening fees to anyone at this time. We will work to promote. your film on social media and through marketing
6. We strongly encourage subtitles and/or open and/or closed captions

NOTE: Email us with questions: filmfestival@lesley.edu

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Issa Bibbins

    I was truly an honor to have my music video featured in this festival. The director of my video spoke on the panel and I had the privilege of sitting back and listening and learning from all the different panelists. Lesley really pulled together a team of experienced and knowledgeable panelists.

    May 2021
  • avi routh

    The event was quite well organized. Loved the way interactions were done. Each director was given a chance to share their knowledge and experience. It was quite valuable.

    May 2021