The UNT Media Arts Festival is a student-run festival providing the opportunity for UNT Student filmmakers to exhibit their work. It will be held on University of North Texas campus April 5th – 7th 2018.

Now in its third year, the UNT Media Arts Festival takes place annually at University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. The three day event will include professional film screenings, meet and greets, and panels from professionals in the entertainment industry, culminating in a competitive student block and awards ceremony.

Continuing this theme, this year’s festival will celebrate emerging student work from those taking the first steps towards a professional career, and aims to provide a platform to encourage conversation and camaraderie across students and experiences.

The festival features six separate student competitions: the narrative film competition; the documentary film competition; the news competition; the screenplay competition; the audio competition; and the mixed media competition.

With broadly set categories, we hope to put together a program that encompasses of variety of genres, mediums, experiences, and cinematic journeys. All UNT student filmmakers are encouraged to submit work!

Awards & Prizes

We have six major categories and six awards. The top five in each category will recieve a certificate.

BEST IN NARRATIVE
BEST IN DOCUMENTARY
BEST SCREENPLAY
BEST IN NEWS
BEST IN AUDIO
BEST IN MIXED MEDIA

Rules & Terms

SUBMISSIONS
There is no entry fee for this competition.

ENTRY REGULATIONS
ALL entries must be from student currently or previously enrolled in an University of North Texas or University of North Texas Dallas degree program.

STUDENT VERIFICATION WILL BE REQUIRED AND APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE THEIR EUID AND/OR STUDENT IDENTIFICATION NUMBER.

All other entries will be disqualified for entry into the festival.

Any student is eligible to submit a project, regardless of filmmaking or production experience.

Please see the various categories for more information on submitting to each of the sections. It is important that you determine your film’s category when you submit it, as that determines eligibility for awards (for any further questions about the categories, please email mediaartsfestival@unt.edu).

UNT Media Arts Festival reserves the right to not screen films that it finds overly offensive, obscene, or vulgar.

Films that have previously screened in other festivals or on UNT’s campus are still eligible.

There is no limit to the number of entries.

COPYRIGHT
It is expected that filmmakers hold all of the respective rights required for their film before submitting. This includes all music, sound effects, product placement, actor/model release forms, etc. For music, there are a number of fair use soundtrack sites with music available online for free (we recommend reaching out to student musicians as well). Filmmakers without these rights will not be able to screen their films. UNT Media Arts Festival will contact you if we believe there is a copyright problem with your submission. Any questions on copyright can be directed to mediaartsfestival@unt.edu

FORMAT REGULATIONS
All foreign language entries must have English subtitles. Projects must be submitted through online screener (online screener is the preferred method; we recommend using Vimeo or YouTube and password locking your film).

You will receive a confirmation email upon successful submission. If you did not receive an email, please follow up at mediaartsfestival@unt.edu

ENTRY DEADLINE & NOTIFICATION
Films must be submitted by January 31st, 2017.
This is a hard deadline.

You will be notified of acceptance no later than March 24th, 2017.

COMPETITION
All entrants will be eligible to compete for category prizes.

PRESS MATERIALS
We want to help you show off your film! If selected, please use the FilmFreeway press kit to submit productions stills, bios, trailers, etc. about your film.

PHOTO/VIDEO/PUBLICITY RELEASE
By submitting to UNT Media Arts Festival, you agree that upon acceptance, we may use your film as part of promotion materials for the festival, in addition to your likeness in photos and video during the days of the event.

FURTHER QUESTIONS
We encourage you to ask any more questions you might have by reaching out to us at mediaartsfestival@unt.edu

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    Rodger Woodruff

    Great experience. UNT is a great place to have your work shown as an up and coming film school.

    May 2017