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Bird Skin Co. Student Film Festival is open to students in Los Angeles, California and New York, New York. BSCSFF is both a monthly online showcase of student films and an annual live festival. See below for additional rules & terms.

Monthly Online Showcase:
Students in LA or NYC may submit to the monthly online showcase. At the end of each month, 3-4 films selected by industry professional judges will be permanently featured on the Bird Skin site and filmmakers will be added to the Bird Skin network.

Annual Live Festival:
The Annual Live Festival will be held in June, Covid permitting, and will be a showcase of the work of the student filmmakers at Studio Enrique Martínez Celaya in Los Angeles, CA.

Monthly Online Showcase:
Each month, 3-4 films are selected to be permanently featured on the Bird Skin site,, under the FEATURED WORK section. Filmmakers will also be added to the Bird Skin network, where they can meet other filmmakers, apply for funding on future projects, and receive promotion for their films.

Films are judged by professional writers, photographers, filmmakers and the student filmmakers will receive feedback on their film from the judges at the conclusion of the festival month.

You must be a current student living in LA or NYC to submit.

The monthly online festival takes place every other month and works are selected and premiered at the end of the month*.

*Exact dates differ per month and can be found on FilmFreeway or the @birdskinco Instagram account.