The first and only film festival by and for student filmmakers! 


The CFM Film Festival is an Annual Contest 

To Participate: 

Step One: Head to Our Film Freeway 

Step Two: Purchase a Ticket
Step Three: Submit Your Work

All submissions are due on the last day of the month

Judging announcements will be made during the second week of the following month 


 Award announcements are made the second week after submissions close:

Selected films will be featured on our social media pages, showcased on our website via our spotlight page, and will receive a custom festival laurel! 


Student Film Categories

Debut Film
Class Project
Narrative Film
Music Video
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Cinematography
Best Fim Editing


Indie Film Categories

Narrative Feature
Narrative Short
Documentary Feature
Documentary Short
Debut Film
Music Video
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Cinematography
Best Film Editing


  • Films must be the original work of the individual submitting
  • Ticket purchases are non-refundable
  • Films must be completed at the time of submission
  • All foreign language films must be submitted with English subtitles
  • You agree that we can use parts or the film in its entirety (including trailer/teaser/posters/stills) for promotional purposes
  • Creators can submit as many videos of any category as long as a ticket is bought for each entry
  • A ticket is only good for one submission
  • If your film is a winner, filmmakers must provide film for upload within one week of notification ​
  • You must own the rights to all content submitted

By submitting you agree that you are the exclusive copyright owner of your content. You agree that by entering the festival, if selected your film may be featured on CFM website/Social media platforms in its entirety or parts as part of your participation. You also acknowledge and agree that there is no monetary gain from participation in the festival. We do not pay a screener fee, prizes are at the discretion of the festival. You also acknowledge that the festival may in turn, promote your product via social media, and you consent to allow your likeness to be used for promotional purposes. It is the filmmakers responsibility to have all releases for any and all subject content. The opinions expressed in the film are those of the filmmakers, not the festival or its associates.