NOVA Student Film Festival (NSFF) is a non-competitive film festival of short films open to all Northern Virginia Community College students from all fields of study (NOT just film students).

Film students from around the world are also invited to submit their films for consideration in the "Films Without Walls" section of our festival.

The festival explores different themes each year. Please check the announced theme for the year on our web site: https://blogs.nvcc.edu/nsff/our-festivals/

One film is selected each year to receive the Dean's Award for Cinematic Distinction

This is a short-films festival; submissions cannot exceed 10 mins (including credits).

Must be a NOVA student, a NOVA Alum or invited to submit in the "Films Without Walls" section.

Festival is open to students from all disciplines and not just film students.

Film students from around the world are also invited to submit their films for consideration in the "Films Without Walls" section of our festival.

All submissions in a language other than English should be fully subtitled in English.

All submissions must have industry standard opening and end credits (please research this if you are not familiar with it).

Film submissions are considered complete for consideration ONLY IF ALL information requested are provided at submission time. Missing information in your submission form will be cause for disqualification.

NOVA Student Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

NOVA Student Film Festival is hereby granted the rights to screen selected films in its traveling film festival at partnering academic institutions around the world.

By submitting, you certify that you have the rights to commit the film to NOVA Student Film Festival public screenings and for festival promotions, should it be selected.

By submitting, you affirm that any and all issues of copyright pertaining to any imagery or music contained in the submitted film have been properly cleared for use.

All films submitted for 2019 Festival consideration must have been completed in either 2017 or 2018

If selected, you must make your film available to festival in format that will be communicated in your selection announcement.

Only 1 submission per student is allowed.

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  • peyam shadniya

    It was a great experience with your film festival

    May 2018