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.
Submissions to the BAFTA US Student Film Awards are accepted from any accredited US universities with film programs. Previously limited to the film schools of Southern California, in 2015, for the first time the event 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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- Annie Silverstein - 'Skunk' (UT Austin) (both prizes)
- 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)