2013: 13th Annual Film Festival Award Winners & Lineup
2013: 13th Annual Film Festival Press Release
2012: 12th Annual Film Festival Award Winners & Lineup
2012: 12th Annual Film Festival Press Release
2011: 11th Annual Film Festival Award Winners & Lineup
2013 Award Winners:
Click here for a PDF of the 2013 Film Festival Guides - Please note: 2014 guidelines will be published prior to the conclusion of the Fall 2013 semester
Guidelines For Film Festival Entries
The Films Council has set a recommended time limit for each film of thirty (30) minutes. However, this is merely a recommendation. Films of any length will be considered.
A panel of members from the Films Council and Student Programming & Activities Executive Council will preview all films. Explicit content, including but not limited to nudity and violence, will not be tolerated if shown in a way that the panel deems inappropriate. Submitters will be notified prior to the Festival on whether or not their film will be shown.
Format of Film:
Films will be accepted in .avi or .mpg video format. This video file can be submitted on a data DVD, portable hard drive or a jump drive. A backup DVD is required, playable on a standard DVD player (if possible please do not use menus). Hard drives and jump drives will be returned to submitter, however DVD's will not be returned. If your film is not in one of these formats, please contact Justin Cousineau for instruction. (Contact information below.)
If you wish to submit a film, please use the Submission Information Sheet, which is available in STU 340 or online. Please fill out all information on this sheet and submit it with your film by 4:30 p.m. on TO BE ANNOUNCED DATE to the Student Programming & Activities Office. It is pertinent that you fill out the personal information section including your name, telephone number and email so that the council can contact you prior to the Festival.
Who Can Submit:
Any MTSU student in good standing with the University may submit a film. However, the student who submits the film must perform a substantial role* in the production of the film.
*A substantial role is defined as a lead actor/actress, screenwriter, director, director of photography, executive producer, and/or producer. Other positions, such as art director, set designer, costume designer, and special effects supervisor, will be considered ‘substantial’ by the Films Chair, Student Programming Council Chair, and/or the Raider Entertainment Advisor on a case by case basis wherein the film displays a large workload on the given position. Films containing multiple students participating in various smaller roles may also be considered on a case by case basis.
Where to Submit:
Films should be submitted to the Student Programming & Activities office located in Student Union Room 340 in between the times of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
When to Submit:
All submissions are due by TO BE ANNOUNCED DATE.
If you need to contact someone regarding questions about your film or the festival, contact:
Assistant Director of Student Programming & Activities
Raider Entertainment Advisor
Office Phone: 898-2551, STU 340
Films Council Chair
MTSU Films Council Chair
After your film is submitted, the Films Chair, Student Programming & Activities Council Chair, and/or the Raider Entertainment Advisor will review it for content. Once approved, each film will be privately screened for and judged by the Films Council and/or Student Programming staff. Each film will be judged in the following categories:
Judges may choose to critique based on other categories as well.
The films will then be shown in the festival Monday through Thursday during the week of festival. Submitters will be notified as to what day[s] their film will be shown so that they may notify friends and family.
An awards ceremony will take place on the final day of the festival (Friday). MTSU Student Film Festival 2014 trophies will be presented to the top three participants. Other prizes will also be awarded to the first, second, and third place films, as well as an audience favorite.
The MTSU Student Film Festival is brought to you by the Films Council of MTSU.
Prizes provided by Raider Entertainment.