The UIUC Student Film Festival is accepting submissions from UIUC students, filmmaking clubs, and production classes. Films should be submitted in a digital format via the webform below. You can submit a short film of any genre. The festival has included a new category for awards eligibility: the World Building Award for best
film with a Social Justice theme. We are also accepting for student-produced TikToks. Entries for short films must exceed one minute and not surpass 13 minutes in duration.

Short films can be in any format or genre. Drama and comedy shorts. Music videos and dance films. Documentaries and Travelogues. Video essays, experimental films, and animation. The audience can vote for their favorite short film submission with the winning filmmaker receiving a trophy and a $100 gift card. Winner of the World Building category will also receive a trophy and $100 gift card.

We welcome Tik Tok videos! Send us a short burst of Social Media creativity. Show us your Quarantine Dance! Tell a joke! Take a pie in the face! Show us a silly trick or talent! The favorite Tik Tok will receive a $50 gift card.


To submit your film, please take the time to fill out the information below.