Submit your film to MSFF

and join the next generation of student film and cinema.

Our final programming committee oversees the submission, programming, and curation process for all films that are submitted to our Festival. We accept films in two ways – through our bulk submission program with participating academic institutions, and from independent student filmmakers through FilmFreeway. We don’t have a preference, and treat both submissions equally.

Over the last five years, interest in our Festival has grown exponentially, as has the number of submissions our organization receives. We are humbled by this, and don’t take this lightly – we watch every film through, and debate on the merit of each film and filmmaker that submits to our show.

As we transition into our 2022 expansion of our organization, we don’t have a lot of information about future submissions seasons right now. As more information becomes available towards December, we’ll let you know here.

Winner of MSFF 2020 Best Actor Award, Will Jacobs. Emmanuel Li, Director.

Submission Announcements

📨 June 3, 2021 – All decision letters, for the first and second wave, are now in the portal. This concludes our submission process for our Class of 2021!


🖥️ May 3, 2021 – We’ve updated the portal, and you may now access the first wave of decision letters, securely at MSFFPortal.com. Remember the embargo!

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