Submissions are now open for the 2019 UM Film Festival and 1-Minute Film Competition! Join the Department of Theatre & Film for a celebration of cinema at The University of Mississippi. The festival (free and open to the public!) will take place in Fulton Hall on the UM campus in Oxford, MS. The fest kicks off with a block of film screenings beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday (Oct. 11) and continues with workshops throughout the day on Saturday, culminating in another set of screenings beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday evening. All of the films screened will be shorts created by UM faculty, staff, students and alumni, as well as top-finishing submissions from the festival’s 1-Minute Film Competition, which is the only portion of the festival open to submissions from high-school students. Style-wise, films run the gamut from narrative and documentary to experimental, animation, documentary and music videos.

Deadline for all submissions is September 25th.

Cash prizes will be awarded to winners from the 1-Minute Film Competition.


Current high school students who reside in the following states are invited to submit to our 1-Minute Film competition: MS, LA, AR, TN, TX, & AL.
Any University of Mississippi affiliate (regardless of residence) is also invited to submit.

Films must be 60 seconds or under. This includes all titles and credits.

Films must be completed AFTER November 1, 2018.

Films in the High School category must be made by a student who was enrolled in high school when the film was completed. Submissions must include the name and state of student's High School.

Films in the University of Mississippi category must be made by a current or former UM student or a current UM faculty or staff member. Submissions must include the film's university affiliation.

Films can be in any style.


Current UM students, alumni, faculty, and staff are invited to submit work of
any genre and length, and there is no limit to the number of
films any individual may submit.

Filmmakers must note their UM affiliation in their submission.

All work submitted will be considered for festival awards.