Submission deadline: Thursday, February 18th, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST

Submit your film here!

All students currently enrolled at Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst are welcome to submit films. Work by recent graduates of one of the Five Colleges may also be submitted, as long as it was produced while enrolled. The festival organizers acknowledge the limitations and reduced filmmaking resources caused by the pandemic, and will review submissions with this in mind.

This year, our vision is to highlight films that center stories and representations by, for and or with Black and Indigenous people, as well as other people of color (BIPOC) filmmakers, writers, and actors. All Five College students and recent alumni are welcome to apply, but we especially encourage BIPOC to submit films, regardless of filmmaking experience. We will also be centering films that look critically at structural inequalities within any of the intersecting frameworks and identities of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, disability and or nationalism.

Questions? Please don't hesitate to email us at We look forward to hearing from you!

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About the Festival

Founded in 1994, the Five College Student Film & Video Festival is an annual event featuring original films and videos by Five College students. The festival has become an important venue for film students to meet, collaborate and share their productions with their peers and with the Five College film community.

Students from each of the Five Colleges organize the festival with the assistance of a Student Director from the host college and a faculty advisor. The festival, which is sponsored by the Five College Film Council, is held each year during the Spring semester. Submissions are evaluated by a jury of students and faculty members from each campus. Selected works are shown at the festival and awards are given.