The first and only film festival by and for student filmmakers!

The College Filmmakers Film Festival is a virtual event hosted by College Filmmakers, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting student and independent filmmakers around the world. The festival is accepting submissions from Student and Indie Filmmakers and has unique categories for both!

*Submissions close December 1st!

Student Filmmaker Categories (For filmmakers who are currently enrolled in a film education program):
*Narrative Film
*Debut film
*Class projects
*Music Video
*1 Minute or Less Short
*Best Director
*Best Actor
*Best Cinematography
*Best Film Editing

Indie Filmmaker Categories (For post grad and indie filmmakers):
*Narrative Feature
*Narrative Short
*Documentary Feature
*Documentary Short
*Debut film
*Music Video
*1 Minute or Less Short
*Best Director
*Best Actor
*Best Cinematography
*Best Film Editing

Selected films will be featured on our social media pages, showcased on our website via our spotlight page, receive a custom festival laurel, and a special prize from our sponsor, Crew Rags (!

Crew Rags Sponsored Prizes:

Selected Films: 50% off on
Awarded Filmmakers: $30 Crew Rags Gift Card
Awarded Films: Custom Crew Rags T-Shirt designed for the film

*Awards announcements will be made on the third week after submissions close.

Films must be the original work of the individual submitting
Ticket purchases are non-refundable
Films must be completed at the time of submission
All foreign language films must be submitted with English subtitles
You agree that we can use parts or the film in its entirety (including trailer/teaser/posters/stills) for promotional purposes
Creators can submit as many videos of any category as long as a ticket is bought for each entry
A ticket is only good for one submission
If your film is a winner, filmmakers must provide film for upload within one week of notification
You must own the rights to all content submitted

By submitting you agree that you are the exclusive copyright owner of your content. You agree that by entering the festival, if selected your film may be featured on CFM website/Social media platforms in its entirety or parts as part of your participation. You also acknowledge and agree that there is no monetary gain from participation in the festival. We do not pay a screener fee, prizes are at the discretion of the festival. You also acknowledge that the festival may in turn, promote your product via social media, and you consent to allow your likeness to be used for promotional purposes. It is the filmmakers responsibility to have all releases for any and all subject content. The opinions expressed in the film are those of the filmmakers, not the festival or its associates.

Overall Rating
  • Marlon Rubio Smith

    Thanks for allowing college filmmakers to start networking while letting them know their work is being appreciated.

    November 2021
  • College Filmmakers Film Festival has always been so supportive of my career and I am beyond grateful. It's not easy to find people that support your artistic vision and they do. Thank you so much for all that you have done and have done for artist everywhere

    August 2021