Wharton Studio Museum (WSM) proudly presents Quiet on the Set! Film Festival. This short silent film competition for Southern Tier youth is a terrific opportunity to introduce students to the art of filmmaking and showcase their creativity and imagination.

Thank you to our 2024 producing partner Story House Ithaca

Prizes & Trophies will be awarded to the Top 3 films & honorable mentions. Winners are selected by a jury of local educators and arts professionals.

Registration required — No filmmaking experience necessary
To register please visit website listed under Contact
(Registration is not a commitment to submit)

• Open to youth (ages 11-18) from anywhere in the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, and Central NY regions
• Submissions may be made by an individual or group
• Runtime must be 1-5 minutes in length
• Films must be silent:
• NO spoken dialogue; intertitles/title cards can be used
• Music soundtrack & instrumental sound effects must be original or public domain
• Films must include at least one title card
• Films must include credits
• Films must be in black & white; use of hue is accepted
• Films can include animation
• NO explicit content 

Overall Rating
  • Michael Blegen

    Great opportunity for students around the area to share their work-- lots of really creative films!

    June 2022