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Penn Student Film Festival 2016: March 22-16 

The Penn Student Film Festival offers an opportunity to share and enjoy the creative output of cinematic voices of our very Penn student filmmakers. Sponsored by Penn College Houses & Academic Services, the festival welcomes short film submissions from any student at Penn and invites the whole Penn community to watch and appreciate cinema!

Read about the festival in the Daily Pennsylvanian's 34th Street magazine: [2016] [2015]

2017 Program

  • Monday, March 20, 7:00 pm | Gregory College House
    Festival Opening & Film Screenings​
    Enjoy films made by Penn student filmmakers and take your opportunity to vote for your favorite!  A selection of Monday's films will be chosen by the jury to compete in the finale.

  • Tuesday, March 21, 7:00 pm | Harrison College House
    Festival Film Screenings
    Enjoy films made by Penn student filmmakers and take your opportunity to vote for your favorite!  A selection of Tuesday's films will be chosen by the jury to compete in the finale.

  • Wednesday, March 22, 7:00 pm | New College House (tentative)
    Finalist Film Screenings & Awards Gala
    Enjoy the selected films from the first two evenings as Penn's student filmmakers compete for top prize, and take your opportunity to vote for your favorite film to recieve the Audience Favorite award on this final evening of the Penn Student Film Festival!

Penn Student Short Film Prizes
presented by College Houses & Academic Services

First prize: $500
Second prize: $250
Third prize: $150
Audience Favorite: $100



Penn Student Short Film Submission Guidelines:

  1. Films can be no longer than 8 minutes.
  2. All genres of films will be accepted to the competition. There will not be separate categories for awards.
  3. All entries must be submitted via Vimeo or YouTube link.
  4. Each film must be accompanied by an entry form (see below).
  5. Each individual or team can submit no more than 1 entry.
  6. All entries must have been made in the 2016-17 year.
  7. We will not disqualify films that contain copyrighted material. However, please be aware that you will not be able to submit your film to other festivals or additional outlets if it contains copyrighted materials.
  8. We will not accept films that have already been submitted to past editions of the Penn Student Film Festival.

How to Submit Films

• Send or submit your film no later than Friday, March 17, 2017.

• Entry forms and YouTube/Vimeo links should be sent to: ngentili@sas.upenn.edu (link sends e-mail)

• Entry forms may also be sent or handed in to:

Penn Student Film Festival, 2017
Cinema and Media Studies Program
209A Fisher-Bennett Hall
3340 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6273

Questions? Phone: 215.898.8782

Forms:



Penn Student Film Festival Winners, 2016 

Click title to open film in new window

  • 1st prize $500 : Elliot | Dennis Kim | 12:47 min
     
  • 2nd prize $250 : One Way Out | Michael Lobman | 6:37 min
     
  • 3rd prize $150: Popsiclé | Emma Soren & Aleah Welsh | 5:40 min
     
  • Audience Favorite $100: One Way Out | Michael Lobman | 6:37 min


Penn Student Film Festival Winners, 2015 

  • 1st prize $500 : Select Start | Ivan Moutinho | 6:35 min
     
  • 2nd prize $250 : Let Go | Theresa Picciallo | 10:42 min
     
  • Audience Favorite $100: Select Start | Ivan Moutinho | 6:35 min