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Student Film Conferences & Festivals

2018 Film Festival

Awards for students' films, screenplays, and research are lined up for presentation at the 2018 ACM Student Film Conference & Festival.

2018 ACM Student Film Conference & Festival

April 20-22, 2018 at Lawrence University, Appleton, WI


2016 ACM Student Film Conference & Festival

April 1-3, 2016 at Lawrence University, Appleton, WI


How to Apply

See the ACM Student Film Conference & Festival website hosted by Lawrence University for complete information.

Information for the 2018 Student Film Conference & Festival

The conference & festival invites submissions of:

  • Scholarly papers on topics from a variety of theoretical, cultural and historical approaches to film studies and visual culture
  • Film, video, and new media work of any genre, length, and medium
  • Original screenplays of any genre and length

Eligibility: The primary contact on the entry form must have played a significant creative role and been enrolled at an ACM college at the time of production. Students may submit both course-related and independent works, and recent alumni may submit works produced while enrolled at an ACM college.

Judging: A selection committee composed of faculty and students from ACM colleges programs the conference and festival, and a panel of guest judges comprised of distinguished media artists and professionals recognizes top submissions in each award category.


Funding from the ACM FaCE Program

The inaugural ACM Student Film Conference & Festival in 2016 received funding support from an ACM Faculty Career Enhancement (FaCE) Program grant, which was awarded to professors Amy Ongiri (film studies, Lawrence University), Theresa Geller (English, Grinnell College), and John Kaufman (theater, Beloit College).

Visit the Film Conference & Festival project webpage for information about the faculty leaders of the grant project and the project's goals.