The Opificer Media Student film festival is open to current High School and Undergraduate College video and film students to submit their work. 1 - 10min Short Films, and skits.The following genres accepted are: Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Horror (excessive gore will not be accepted into the festival) and Sci-Fi. All work must be original and have been completed no longer than one year from the festival deadline of November 3rd 2023. All music in entrees must have written proof of copyright privileges.

The festival screening is 7pm November 17th at Heritage High School in Brentwood Ca (The city, not the neighborhood in LA). Due to the unpredictable nature of the Covid Pandemic, the festival screening may switch to a "live stream" only event if large crowds are not permitted due to county/state health guidelines.

100% of The Opificer Media Student Film Festival proceeds from ticket sales and submission fees are donated to the Heritage High School Video Production Club. This club is a co-curricular club that allows students access to state of the art video cameras, editing computers, lights and other video resources. They're goal is to produce engaging school and student driven content to better learn the art of video.

The prize money is donated graciously by Opificer Media LLC.

Award certificates will be given to the following categories: Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best High School Short Film, Best College Short Film, Best in Show.

Best in Show winner will also receive: A $100 Cash Prize

Best College Short Film will also receive: A $50 Cash Prize.

Best High School Short Film will also receive: A $50 Cash Prize

No student film produced by students older than 25 years of age will be accepted. Films must be produced entirely by students and only advised by teachers, mentors, or professionals. Films must be entered by a current student in either high school or college, or a graduate of either high school or college who graduated no more than one year prior to November 17th, 2023. Proof of enrollment in school will be required to receive any of the awards or prizes. Proof of enrollment can be a scan student ID or school transcript.

Overall Rating
  • L-J ShenFilerman

    This festival was great! The festival team was communicative and incredibly kind. I'm grateful to have had my film screened at this festival!

    January 2024
  • It's incredibly well run. Very professional and impressive. Easy to reach out and communicate with. Definitely hope it continues to grow.

    December 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Stefano. Your film "Juru" is the type of film that makes us proud to put on a student only festival. The quality and engaging storytelling is hard to believe it's a student film. Keep on making movie magic!

  • Kei Rawlins

    Thanks to the Opificer Media Student Film Festival for selecting Who's There?, as one of their Oficial Selections! The Fest's Director, Gustavo, was very welcoming and communicative. We wish them continued success going forward.

    November 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Kei. Our audience reacted very well to "Who's There?"
    Many said it was their favorite short. Great work and thank you for submitting to our festival.

  • Motiur Rahman

    It's really an honor for us to be a part of the festival. We find it as an opportunity to share our message through the platform among world wide community. Best wishes for you.

    November 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for submitting your film Motiur. It's our first ever student film from Bangladesh and we were honored to screen it at our festival. We hope you continue your journey of making cinematic art. Cheers!