The Student Film Awards are an annual event celebrating the works of the next generation of innovative filmmakers.
Featuring an evening of student films selected by a panel of industry professionals, BAFTA members are invited to select the best film on the night, which receives the BAFTA US Student Film Award. A Special Jury comprised of entertainment industry luminaries also recognizes a film with the Special Jury Prize.
Our Panel consists of BAFTA Members from a cross-section of disciplines who generously support us in helping to identify and support the emerging talents from both the US and from overseas who have come to the United States to hone their filmmaking techniques.
Submissions to the BAFTA US Student Film Awards are accepted from not only the nation’s top film schools, but also many smaller community collages that operate film education programs. Previously limited to the film schools of Southern California, in 2015, for the first time the event has expanded to include schools from across the US.
In addition to the Award, the winning filmmaker is also given a year’s opportunity to attend BAFTA events, seminars and screenings for a year to support their pursuits during this important early stage of their filmmaking career.
If you are a faculty member interested in submitting eligible student work, please contact [email protected]
For a full list of rules and eligibility requirements, please click: here.
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- Henry Hughes - 'Day One' (AFI)
- Zoe Lubeck - 'Lucy' (DePaul) Special Jury Prize
- Annie Silverstein - 'Skunk' (UT Austin)
- Julio Ramos -'Una Carrerita, Doctor!' (UCLA)
- Lorne Hiltser -‘Le Jeu Des Soldats’ (AFI)
- Rob Connelly – ‘Our Neck of the Woods’ (USC)
- Melanie McGraw – ‘Pit Stop’ (USC)
- Adam Parrish King – ‘The Wrath of Cobble Hill’ (USC)
- Suny Behar – ‘Chaos Theory’ (UCLA)
- Sharat Raju - 'American Made' (AFI)