Submit Your Work to ExFEST 2019, ExTV’s Annual Student-Run Film Festival!

Here at ExTV, we are ahead of the game! Just for you all, we are already making the necessary preparations to ensure that ExFEST 2019 is our best year yet. Of course, this is what we say every year because it’s true. Thanks to all of you, every year we see more students participating which means we are getting more submissions and student attendance at ExFEST. Why does that matter? It allows us to give out cooler prizes and ask for more food. More food!? Yes.

So to summarize, we’re officially accepting submissions for ExFEST 2019!

ExFEST is ExTV’s annual film festival made by students for students. Open to all forms of video art, our film festival allows students to compete for a chance to showcase their best work in front of a ExTV-selected jury, win festival awards, and have fun! This will be our 14th year running, and we’re excited to see what’s in store. Each year, ExFEST occurs sometime around the October following summer applications. Our festival is open to all currently enrolled students of SAIC and recent graduates of 2019 (this includes Fall 2018 graduates). We enjoy supporting students of our FVNMA department, as well as anyone who is experimenting with video and wants to screen their work to the masses.

Deadlines and Dates
Submission deadline: July 1
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 keep our minds open so that you can too. Video art can be so many things and we want to encourage a diverse community of video art at SAIC, so don’t be afraid to submit your work. We encourage keeping it longer than 2 minutes, though we keep in mind animated works can be short. You can SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE WORK, which can increase your chances of getting in!

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 here.

How will the works be selected?
The ExTV team will review all submissions after applications end July 1st. Selected works will be chosen by August 28, 2019, and all applicants will be notified through email. The festival will be held some time in October; the date will be chosen come fall semester.

Where is ExFEST held?
ExFEST is held right here on campus.

Will there be prizes for the winners?
Yes! Our winners will receive awards and various prizes at ExFEST.


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