Thanks for a great nominations announcement.

Our Festival returns this December, hosted once again by Mateo Gomez.

Scroll down to learn more about this year's Festival, and our Class of 2021.

Meet the MSFF Class of 2021.

We've hand-selected some of the most promising student films in the world from our submission pool of dozens of countries, hundreds of schools, and thousands of individual submissions. We're confident that these Maine premieres adequately showcase the next generation of student film and cinema.

Our Festival returns with free viewing opportunities worldwide.

This year's Festival is entirely online for the second year in a row, and is accessible to the general public free of charge.

This is made possible by our generous sponsors.

The Filmmakers Behind The Magic.

Here's what the filmmakers behind the films in the Class of 2021 had to say about screening at MSFF. We asked each filmmaker in this year's Class to say hello - you can view the videos on their film's individual page.

Jesse Barringer
Director, Final Draft

Nominated for 2021 Excellence in Sound

Odilia Tanujaya
Director, Witch's Hunt Day

Nominated for 2021 Excellence in Animation

Radheya Jegatheva
Director, Painting By Numbers

Nominated for 2021 Excellence in Animation

Zack Szabo
DP, The Game of Fortune

Nominated for 2021 Best Actor

Manuel Klavers
Director, Accept

Nominated for 2021 Excellence in Cinematography; 2021 Best Actress

Elif Turan
Director, Corona Daydream

Shortlisted for 2021 Best Picture

A lot went down at our nominations announcement this year.

In addition to announcing our Class of 2021, we confirmed that Mateo Gomez is returning to host MSFF for his second year. We also announced a change to our organization starting in 2022 - shifting our show away from Maine. Seriously.

New year. Same host.

Mateo is ready to guide you, once again, through the world of student film and cinema.

Regardless of the situation with COVID-19, we've committed to having a virtual event this year to put everyone involved with the Festival at ease. With that being said, we do our damn best to make sure that our virtual events match our physical ones.

Our host, Mateo, will be your guide for three days - helping you navigate the dozens of screenings, panels, workshops, talks, interviews, and everything we do to help our community get the most out of our event as possible.

Can't wait until December? Watch our 2020 show here:

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