Putting the Spotlight on Student Film
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, AUGUST 22, 2023 — Mometu, a free video-on-demand and live TV streaming service, is calling on student filmmakers to submit their films to the first ever annual College Shorts Film Festival, a new destination for ground-breaking storytelling from emerging student artists.
The Mometu College Shorts Film Festival (MCSFF) is open to college students across North America and is accepting films across five categories:
• Best Drama
• Best Horror/Thriller
• Best Comedy
• Best Documentary
• Best Potential Pilot
The festival serves as a launching pad for the next generation of talented filmmakers, celebrating works covering all topics and genres, and giving students an opportunity to learn firsthand how to market their films to drive viewership.
Entries to the competition must be original, student-created film with a minimum running time of 5 minutes and no more than 30 minutes. The festival jury will consider all submissions, with finalists uploaded to Mometu’s streaming service for live viewing during the festival, where 25% of the grading will be based on minutes watched of the films submitted. There will be prizes for Best Picture and all category winners will receive a Mometu Gold Star award and laurels for each winning category, and a distribution deal offer for their winning film.
To apply, or for more information, visit mometu.com/filmfestival
Speaking on the festival, Bryan Louzil, VP of Business Development at Mometu, said: “The College Shorts Film Festival marks a real turning point for Mometu, and gives us an opportunity to provide a creative space for up-and-coming filmmakers to showcase their immeasurable talent. We’re so excited for this year’s competition and can’t wait to see the imaginative projects that these young creatives develop.”
The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2023, at 11:59 pm PST. Finalists will be notified on October 31, films will be uploaded in November, with the festival taking place December 1, 2023.
Mometu is a start-up streaming service, providing premium live and on-demand programming using innovative free ad-supported television (FAST) technology. Dedicated to the discovery of thought-provoking movies, documentaries, TV series, and live channels, what sets Mometu apart is its catalog of over 10,000 hand-curated titles – compiled without the use of AI – that bring greater representation to under-the-radar creatives and contains cult favorites that can no longer be found online.
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