We feel that students and local filmmakers in Hays County do not have the proper outlet to share their creations.​ The city of Austin, TX has a long standing history of film exhibitions, creating major draw to the area for filmmakers. We strive to build a similar community that serves as a stepping stone for success for student and auteur filmmakers in the San Marcos area. ​By creating the Mezzanine Film Festival, our mission is to keep film in the hands of creatives, give filmmakers the voice they deserve and prioritize Hays County Students in an industry dominated by corporations.​

Audience Vote Awards and Prizes are currently in consideration!

1. Films must be in English or have English subtitles at the time submitted.
2. Films must not have overly obscene or offensive content, including but not limited to graphic/simulated sexually-oriented content, un-simulated gore/violence, etc. (please contact us with any questions!)
3. Submissions must be submitted as an online streaming video via a participating submission platform (FilmFreeway)
4. In the event of a link change after submitting, you must email the Festival at mezzaninefilmproductions@gmail.com immediately with that change so we may update our record. If the Festival is not notified of the change and the link is found to be inactive the submission may be deemed ineligible.
5. Mezzanine Film Festival reserves the right in its sole discretion to reject or disqualify any ineligible entries.
6. Due to the number of submissions and our small time slot, we may not be able to show your film. Alternatively, you and your film will be included as an "Honorable Mention"
7. We welcome multiple submissions, but due to our time slot, only will submission will be officially accepted.
1. Films must be the original work of the applicants. If a film is based upon another person’s life or upon a book or other underlying work, applicant(s) must secure any necessary rights to make such adaptations. By entering the festival, you represent that you have secured all necessary rights.
2. Applicants are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary rights and permissions for third-party materials included in their films, including but not limited to music, trademarks, logos, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights. Mezzanine Film Festival expressly disclaims all liability or responsibility for any violations of the foregoing.