Visions Film Festival and Conference provides a platform for undergraduate filmmakers and film scholars to discover their voices and expand their artistic perspectives. Located in Wilmington, North Carolina, a region with a strong film presence, Visions is an international event, fostering a growing global community of artists. Visions creates an environment that promotes learning and networking between filmmakers and scholars, and our unique perspective stems from one simple fact, we are a festival and conference created for undergraduate film students by undergraduate film students. Ultimately, we are creating an adventure, a professional outlet on an amateur stage, where undergraduate minds create an enriched hands-on experience for everyone involved while applying the knowledge they have cultivated while studying and practicing scholarly film work and production. Visions strives to encourage undergraduates to present their work without the pressure of feeling unexperienced when compared to seasoned festival screeners.

Awards & Prizes

Visions awards almost $15,000 in prizes to undergraduates every year, including travel grants. We award traveling grants to filmmakers and scholars internationally, allowing almost 75% of our presenters to come to Visions. Previous awards have included film packages from Pro8mm Film, Cinelab and Kodak, as well as Animation Software from Toon Boom, and Film Festival Badges from the winners home cities (ie - Austin Film Festival, Cucalorus Film Festival, Virginia Festival and more).

Rules & Terms

FILM SUBMISSIONS
Film submissions are open to all undergraduate students whose films are completed by an undergraduate key crew (Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor, Screenwriter).

Films with up to a 25-minute runtime will be accepted.

Films must be completed between January 2013 and January 2016. Note: Works-in-progress/rough-cuts will not be accepted.

All films must be in English or have English subtitles. Non-subtitled films will not be considered.

For your film to be under consideration, please send proof of your Student Identification Card to programming@visionsffc.org.

All films must be submitted as a password-protected Vimeo link.

By submitting a film, the applicant states that he/she is authorized to submit the film as its Maker or an Agent of the Maker.

The applicant agrees that their materials submitted will not be returned.

The applicant agrees to allow the Visions Film Festival & Conference to use the applicant’s name and any press materials, including stills/clips of the film, for festival promotion.

By submitting a film, the applicant is agreeing to all of the above rules and terms for film submissions.

Any film that is submitted to the "January 5th Paper Deadline" will be automatically disqualified.

PAPER PRESENTATION SUBMISSIONS

To submit a presentation proposal, please visit http://goo.gl/forms/AOGcTVkjH0 and complete the form.

Presentation proposals are open to all undergraduate students whose abstracts are completed by an undergraduate student.

Papers must be completed between January 2013 and January 2016. Note: Works-in-progress will not be accepted.

All papers must meet MLA guidelines.

For your presentation proposal to be under consideration, please send proof of your Student Identification Card to programming@visionsffc.org.

By submitting a presentation proposal, the applicant states that he/she is the author of the work, and that any contributor(s) to the work has been cited.

The applicant agrees that their materials submitted will not be returned.

The applicant agrees to allow the Visions Film Festival & Conference to use the applicant’s name and any press materials, including presentation excerpts, for festival promotion.

By submitting a presentation proposal, the applicant is agreeing to all of the above rules and terms for presentation proposal submissions.

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    Hamilton Ward

    I can't say enough great things about the experience I had at Visions6. The best experience I've had at any festival, they went out of their way to make sure everyone had a great time and really got the chance to not only network but make friends.

    September 2016