Have you made an original film you'd like to screen at NSU? Here’s your chance!

NSU's Annual Undergraduate Film Festival, hosted by the Farquhar Honors College, invites NSU undergraduates to submit short films in a variety of styles, including  narrative, documentary, or avant-garde. The completed films are screened at the Undergraduate Student Symposium, which is held each year in April. Prizes are awarded for the best films.


How to Participate

For more information, or to sign up, contact the festival organizer by email: Weylin Sternglanz, Ph.D., associate professor.

Each filmmaker is responsible for all legal matters related to his or her film (such as getting actors and crew members to sign the appropriate release forms).


Film abstract due to Faculty Sponsor: February 3, 2017

Undergraduate Student Symposium application, including approved abstract, due:  February 10, 2017

This application is open January 9–February 10, 2017. Applications are now closed.

Completed film uploaded to Vimeo: March 31, 2017

Film Workshop

The festival organizers may hold an organizational workshop for NSU undergraduates interested in participating in the film festival. Workshop topics may include tips for writing scripts, recruiting actors, camera work, editing, and submitting abstracts to the Undergraduate Student Symposium.

Judging and Awards

Judging will take place prior to the film screenings at the Undergraduate Student Symposium.  Participating judges include NSU faculty and industry and community professionals.  Awards are given at the Undergraduate Student Symposium Awards Ceremony.  See the USS schedule for more details.

Benefits and Outcomes