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College Houses presents the 2022 Penn Student Film Festival

Curated by Nicola M. Gentili (Associate Director of Cinema & Media Studies and House Fellow in Harrison College House), the 2022 Penn Student Film Festival is virtual again this year.  

Congratulations to our First Prize winner:

The Lovers | Lua Beckman (2021, 5:22)


Second Prize:

一碗拉面 (1 Bowl of Noodles) | Sabrina Tian  (2021, 1:27) 


Third Prize (TIED):

Trapped | Shirui He (2021, 7:36) 


Wrong Number | Alison (Sifan) Wu (2021, 9:15)

Other 2022 Finalists:

Congratulations to all our participants and winners!

Virtual Penn Student Film Festival 2022 Submission Guidelines:

• Festival film entry is open to Penn students only.
• Films can be no longer than 10 minutes.
• All genres of films will be accepted to the competition. There will not be separate categories for awards.
• All entries must be submitted via Vimeo or YouTube link to Nicola M. Gentili by the deadline of April 8, 2022. Include: Name and email of the director(s), title of the film, year, runtime, genre, and screening link.
• Each individual or team can submit no more than 1 entry.
• All entries must have been made in 2020–2022.
• We will not disqualify films that contain copyrighted material. 
• We will not accept films that have already been submitted to past editions of the Penn Student Film Festival.

All films submitted will be watched by the members of the PSFF committee on Monday, April 11 and Tuesday, April 12, 2022, divided into two juries. These juries each will choose a set of four finalists. The finalist films will be sent to a jury composed of Cinema & Media Studies faculty, who watch the films on Wednesday, April 13, and choose the winners.

Penn Student Short Film Prizes

presented by College Houses & Academic Services

First prize: $500
Second prize: $300
Third prize: $200

Past Festivals: 2021 | 2020 | 2018 | 2017