Visions Film Festival and Conference: Call for Films AND Papers

2013 Call for Entries: Submissions Now Open for Films and Papers


The international Visions Film Festival & Conference is now accepting film and paper submissions from undergraduate filmmakers and film scholars for the 2013 festival year. The festival date is set for April 5, 2013. Film and paper selections will be announced in late February.

Hosted by the Film Studies Department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Visions is the first international film festival and conference dedicated exclusively to showcasing and celebrating undergraduate work in both film production and film studies. Each year, the Visions programming committee brings together a diverse and talented group of rising filmmakers and film scholars from undergraduate film programs around the world for a highly-attended event full of screenings, lectures, Q&As, workshops, and networking.


Entry forms, guidelines, and deadlines can be found online All submissions are reviewed and programmed by a committee of undergraduate film students under the supervisions of a faculty advisor. All film and paper submissions must have been completed between Fall 2011 and Spring 2013. No works-in-progress will be accepted. All submissions-related inquiries may be sent to the Assistant Director of Programming, Traffic, and Organization, Hamilton Hudson at


Previously accepted filmmakers and scholars have been eligible to win awards when their work was selected as exemplary in any of our categories. Visions honors Excellence in Narrative, Experiemental, Documentary, and Animation, as well as Excellence in Scholarship. In addition, there is an Audience Choice Award for Filmmaking, and an Audience Choice Award for Scholarship. The highest honor, the Visionary Award, recognizes one student work that stands out as a paradigm of the Visions mission statement: it is fresh, imaginative, boundary-pushing, and exhibits a passion for film.

Previous award winners have received gifts from DigiEffects, the Cucalorus Film Festival, Cinelab, Camera Motion Research, Corel, Pro-8, Working Films, Audio-Technica, Wavom, American Cinematographer, and Film Matters magazine.

Of course, in addition to tangible awards, Visions offers all visiting filmmakers and scholars a wonderful opportunity to network with other students and members of the film community who share a fervent interest in and love for film. Submit today!

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