Welcome to University Film and Video (UFVA) Conference Screenings and/or Scripts FilmFreeway submission site. We are accepting entries for the 2022 in-person conference. To learn more about UFVA please go to UFVA.org.

To submit a Paper, a Pre-constituted Panel, a New Media exhibition, Multi-camera/Livestream screening or a Workshop application, please use the platform at www.ufva.org. Please note: UFVA members are limited to TWO SUBMISSIONS total in all conference categories (Films, Scripts, Papers, Pre-constituted Panels, New Media, Multi-Camera/Live Stream and Workshops).

A Submission Code is required to submit your film and/or script. You can find the code on the UFVA.org 2022 conference submission page.

All completed films will be peer-reviewed. All work entered for competition will be further adjudicated for award distinction.

Completed scripts can be submitted to the following three juried categories:
1. Short Script
2. Feature Script
3. TV Pilot Script
Scripts can also be submitted as “Work-in-Progress" and can receive feedback if you choose to have a formal respondent. Works-in-Progress are not eligible for awards.

Completed films may be submitted in these categories:
Scripted Narrative Feature (>40 minutes)
Scripted Narrative Short (<40 minutes)
Documentary Feature (>40 minutes)
Documentary Short (<40 minutes)
Music Video

To submit a Paper, a Pre-constituted Panel, a New Media exhibition, a Multi-Camera/Live project, a Workshop application, please use the platform at www.ufva.org

Completed films can be eligible for awards through adjudication or they may be submitted outside of competition.

All work will have at least one respondent to provide feedback in any of these categories.

Please see the Awards & Prizes and Rules & Terms sections below for more information.

Awards for Screenings and Scripts are given to the top work submitted to the In Competition categories. NO AWARDS are given for work submitted to the "Work-in-Progress" categories.

Awards are given only to the Producer or Director of the completed film who must be a UFVA member. In the Screenings In Competition category, they are:

Best Animation
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Experimental
Best Scripted Narrative Feature
Best Scripted Narrative Short
Best Music Video

Awards given in the Scripts Juried Competition category are:
Best Short Script
Best Feature Script
Best TV Pilot Script
(In proper Script formats for film or TV Pilot)

Honorable Mentions in both Screenings and Scripts categories are given when deemed appropriate by the judges. All prizes will be announced during the conference.

Submission FAQs and Answers

1. What are the benefits of submitting my project to the UFVA Conference?
Submitted work will be reviewed by academic filmmakers/industry professionals like yourself. UFVA serves its membership by providing screening, reading and feedback sessions to those who submit and attend the annual conference. Written evaluations of screened work can be incorporated into the submitter's tenure review file.

2. Written evaluations, but no awards, are provided for work submitted to the Work-in-Progress category. Competitive awards are provided to the top work in each of the screening COMPETITION categories though there is a charge for submitting to this category. Student Work is not eligible for in-competition awards.

3. What kinds of film or script is UFVA accepting?
UFVA accepts animation, documentary, experimental, music video, and scripted narrative films of all lengths and genres. UFVA accepts feature-length, short, and TV pilot scripts. Submissions are open only to active association members. Learn more about membership at www.ufva.org

4. What is the screening format at the conference?
Each filmmaker will have up to 35 minutes to screen and discuss their films at the conference.

5. Can I submit more than one film or script?
Yes. You may submit up to two entries to the 2022 UFVA Conference.

6. Do you accept submissions of films from outside of the U.S.A.?

7. What is the preview format for the film?
Submit your film via secure online screeners or Vimeo / YouTube links (with or without a password). See the FilmFreeway specifications for links.

8. What is the submission format for the script?
PDF file, with proper script formatting.

9. You may not re-submit a completed film though you may re-submit a work in progress. Preference will be given to work that has not been screened before.

10. Multi-Cam/Live stream: Faculty-guided projects; theatrical, scripted and special events can be submitted on the UFVA Conference website. http://ufva.org/2022-conference/

Overall Rating
  • Amazing three days of listening and watching others share their work. Feedback and discussion on my film was really fun to hear.

    August 2021
  • It was an honor to be in UFVA!

    September 2020
  • I thought the festival was truly effective under the circumstances and enjoyed the discussions I attended and panel I moderated. They were productive and illuminating, and underscored a sense of community during this pandemic.

    September 2020
  • Excellent experience. Great organisation and wonderful selection of panels and discussions.

    August 2020
  • Burr Beard

    First time.. I enjoyed the films that I saw and the people I met!

    August 2020