The College Media Association Film Festival is designed to encourage and promote excellence in student video work, through giving awards and showing examples of top-notch projects in several categories:
1. Short Documentary
Non-fiction videos 3-10 minutes in length
2. Long Documentary
Non-fiction videos 10-30 minutes in length
Short films under 7 minutes in length
4. Video News Packages
A short news package designed for broadcast or web distribution. Maximum length: 120 seconds.
5. Video Sports Packages
A short sports package designed for broadcast or web distribution. Maximum length: 120 seconds.
6. Video Feature Package
A short feature package designed for broadcast or web distribution. Maximum length: 120 seconds.
7. Video newscast
Up to 30 minutes in length (one entry per college)
8. Promotional video
Promotional video for the 2018 Fall Convention, created onsite at the Dallas Convention in 2017, of between 30-60 seconds. Entrants will be provided with these stills and video from Louisville, site of the 2018 Fall Convention, to incorporate with footage from the 2017 convention when making their promo video entry.
All work must be completely produced by college students, and all videos must have been completed after Sept. 1, 2016. For the promotional video, you must be a paid registrant at the Fall Convention. For the creative and documentary films and video news package, attendance at the convention is encouraged but not required.
For documentary and creative films and video news package: Oct. 7, 2017 at midnight.
Promotional video deadline: Friday, Oct. 27, between 11 – noon at a booth next to the registration table, via flash drive or hard drive.
All entries, including the promotional video, must be accompanied by a $20 entry fee. Promotional videos must be submitted in person via flash drive or hard drive from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday Oct. 27 next to the registration booth. All other submissions must be turned in via Google Drive:
All submissions must be:
By uploading/submitting your files, you agree to the following:
The winners will be announced and winning films will be shown during the convention. The top winners in each category will be given a plaque/trophy. Each of the winning entries may be shown in their entirety, except for the long documentary and newscast, which will have a portion of the entry shown.
Think you have a winner? Submit here!