ExFEST 2019

ExTV is now accepting submissions for ExFEST 2019, SAIC’s 14th annual film festival! ExFEST, held every year in the fall semester, is a film festival made by students, for students. This gives our filmmakers and artists a great way to win festival awards, show their work in front of a select jury and audience, and showcase some of the best video art made at SAIC! The event will occur around October 2019, so make sure you come back around at the beginning of the fall semester to find out the final date. Good luck!

Deadlines and Dates

Submission deadline: July 1 at 11:59PM (NO SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 12AM)
Notification date: August 28
ExFEST: October 2019 (Date is selected at the beginning of the fall semester)

What kind of videos/film can I submit?

We accept all genres of video art. This can include:
– Experimental
– Narrative
– Performance
– Music video
– Documentaries
– Satire
– Animation
– And much, much, more

We pride ourselves in the diverse community of video art at SAIC, so don’t be afraid to submit your work. We encourage keeping it between 2-20 minutes, though we keep in mind animated works can be shorter than that. The ExTV team will review all submissions and decide if your work will be screened at our festival. You can submit MORE THAN ONE WORK, which can raise your chances of getting in! And don’t worry, we will keep your video in our database for future opportunities no matter what.

How can I submit my work?
You can upload directly to our Google Drive or provide a pre-screener (downloadable) link through the ExFEST application below.

Rules for Submission
– Artist must be a current student or recent 2019 graduate of SAIC (this includes Fall 2018 graduates).
– All works submitted must be uploaded via this form, or Vimeo – and made downloadable.
– Do NOT email us a link/file of your video without filling out our form. We will ask you to submit it through the form.

QuickTime File Check
Before submitting, check if your video file meets these specifications for optimal screening purposes. Refer to this image for our Premiere export settings. If your video doesn’t follow these formats (ex. you made a vertically positioned video), just email us at extv@saic.edu for help!

– File name: Firstname Lastname_Titleofwork_Yearmade (ex. Tommy Wiseau_The Room_2003)
– Frame rate: 23.976 (23.98) or 29.97
– HD Frame size: 1920×1080
– SD Frame size: 720×480
– Compression: Apple Pro Res 422 or H.264 (.mov, .mp4, or .mpeg are some of the formats you should see in your file name)

All submissions will be reviewed by a programming committee composed of ExTV crew members. If selected, you will be eligible to win jury awards and prizes including but not limited to:
– Best Film (by Category)
– Jury’s Choice
– Most Creative
– Audience Favorite

***You may submit multiple pieces if you wish. We do require that you fill out separate submission forms for each of your work***

For questions or concerns, email us at extv@saic.edu. Submissions are due by July 1st, 2019. Accepted participants will be notified by August 28, 2019.

*All submitted entries will be archived for future ExTV Screenings and Video Exchange Programs unless otherwise stated*