Ivy Film Festival is among the largest student-run film festivals in the world and offers students from domestic and foreign universities a place to exhibit their work. The festival occurs annually in the spring, spans a full week, and is held on Brown University's campus. Each year, thousands of filmmakers and enthusiasts flock to Brown to attend filmmaker screenings, keynote speeches by entertainment industry executives and celebrities, panels and workshops by industry professionals, cocktail receptions, and parties. Past industry guests have included Jack Nicholson, Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone, Wes Anderson, Adrien Brody, Laura Linney, Wes Craven, Park Chan-wook, Aaron Sorkin, James Franco, and Lena Dunham, among many others.

The festival features four separate competitions, each with its own individual awards: the domestic undergraduate film competition, the graduate school film competition, the international film competition, and the screenplay competition.

The Ivy Film Festival selects and showcases approximately thirty submissions per year, and accepts films/screenplays of all types and genres, including, but not limited to: drama, comedy, animation, experimental, and documentary. The films selected are shorts (generally under 30 minutes). Screenplays may be any length, and include shorts, features, and TV pilots.

Films and screenplays should either be submitted via FilmFreeway or by mail to:
Brown University
Box 1930
Providence RI 02912
USA

Awards & Prizes

Prizes are to be determined.

A first place jury prize (to be determined by the festival's Programming staff) is awarded to one film from each category (Undergrad Comedy, Undergrad Drama, Undergrad Experimental, Undergrad Documentary, International, and Graduate).

A grand jury prize (to be determined by the festival's industry guests) is awarded to one film from the whole selection.

An audience choice prize (to be determined by the audience attending festival screenings) is awarded to one film from each screening block.

A screenplay prize is awarded to the winner of each of the following categories: undergraduate short, graduate short, feature, TV pilot.

Rules & Terms

All films and screenplays submitted to the Ivy Film Festival must have been completed while the filmmaker/writer was enrolled in an institution of higher learning.

Please include a listing of the following information with your submission:

(1) School you attended while the film was made/script was written.
(2) Whether the school you have listed in an undergraduate college or university or a graduate college or university (i.e. film school).
(3) Country in which the school you attended is located.

Submissions lacking this information will not be considered.

If accepted to the Festival, I agree to have my film shown to all attendees of the Ivy Film Festival 2016 and satellite film festivals, and for some clips to be used (and credited) in publicity materials for the Festival.

I agree to include the following information with my submission:

(1) School attended while the film was made/script was written.
(2) Whether the school listed is an undergraduate college or university or a graduate college or university (i.e. film school).
(3) Country in which the school attended is located.

Submissions lacking this information will not be considered.