Illinifest Student Film Festival seeks submissions

Illinifest posterSubmissions are now being accepted for the 2019 Illinifest student film festival, which is produced, programmed, and curated by University of Illinois students.

The fest welcomes student productions in any form: Short narratives, documentary, experimental films, video essays, and animation are all accepted. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, April 14. There is no fee for submissions. A winner will receive a $100 prize, as selected by festival attendees.

The program has long featured the best examples of short-form student filmmaking from around the world. In 2019, Illinifest has shifted its focus to highlight the thriving filmmaking community from the Urbana-Champaign campus. Student organizations like Illini Film and Video and Photon Pictures have provided collaborative, creative opportunities for directors, producers, videographers, and animators. Production classes have offered professional instruction in the craft of making movies. Technology libraries like the Media Commons have offered the technological resources for brining their imaginations to vivid life. This year, Illinifest brings these diverse and innovative projects together for a University event that celebrates this tradition of creativity and vision.

Learn more about Illinifest: Submit a movie:

The selected movies will be screened at the festival on Saturday, April 27, at 5 p.m., at Greg Hall Theater. 

Check out a trailer for a submission by Jeremy Chen: