festival week

2019 schedule coming soon!

past festivals

2018 official selection

U.S. Graduate


Danski Tang | CalArts

Life After

Ria Tobaccowala | NYU Tisch

A View from the Window

Chris Filippone, Azar Kafaei | Stanford University

*Sin Cielo

Jianna Maarten | AFI

Iron Hands

Johnson Cheng | Columbia University

Still Water Runs Deep

Abbesi Akhamie | NYU Tisch


Chris Filippone | Stanford University

U.S. Undergraduate - Comedy

*Don’t Mind Alice

Maude Apatow, Olivia Rosenbloom | Northwestern University

Klarinet Klub

Federico Busciglio | Chapman University- Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

U.S. Undergraduate - Animation

The Paper Tiger

Hannah S. Kim | Rhode Island School of Design

*Cry Baby

Xiner Jiang | Rhode Island School of Design

Lotus Lantern

Xingpei Shen | Rhode Island School of Design

The Little Giraffe

Anna Kamoroff | University of North Carolina School of the Arts

48-Hour Film Festival Winner


Colter Fellows, Leopold Brekke, and Kaori Yasunaga | Rhode Island School of Design

U.S. Undergraduate - Drama


Nate Burke | Brown University

U.S. Undergraduate - Documentary

*Breaking the Cycle

Indi Jackson, Vincent Augusto | University of Notre Dame

No Such Sunrise

Jingyi (Laura) Li, Dana Brandes-Simon, Celestina (Cella) Wright | Oberlin College

U.S. Undergraduate - Experimental

Matter Out of Place

Oona Taper | School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

*Sober Octaves

Felege Gebru | Brown University


*Silvia in the Waves

Giovana Olmos | Concordia University


Pegah Ansari | Tehran University of Art

National Pride

Víctor Ruiz Junquera | Escuela de Cinematografía y del Audiovisual de la Comunidad de Madrid


Jesús Rivera Soriano | Escuela de Cinematografía y del Audiovisual de la Comunidad de Madrid

The Little Dictator

Nurith Cohn | Maaleh School of Television, Film and the Arts

Schoolyard Blues

Maria Eriksson-Hecht | Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts

* indicates a best in category winner