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Student Film and Video Festival

The Film and Video Arts Program at Lycoming College is pleased to announce the call for submissions to the 14th year of the OnScreen Film and Video Festival (formerly called the Pennsylvania College Student Film and Video Festival).

The screening will take place September 30, 7-8:15pm at the AMC Classic 11 Williamsport, PA. Admission is free and open to the public. Filmmakers are encouraged to attend the screening and will receive four tickets.

Meet the Jury

Awards & Prizes

  • Best Narrative
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Experimental or Music Video
  • Best Animation
  • Tom Woodruff Jr. Grand Jury Prize (limited to Lycoming College submissions)

Eligibility and Submission Criteria

  • Films must have been made by an undergraduate student(s) enrolled at any Pennsylvania college or university during the 19-20 or 20-21 academic year.
  • Categories: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental Film and Music Videos, and Animation. Awards will be given to the best film in each category, all submissions are eligible for awards.
  • The Tom Woodruff Jr. Grand Jury Prize will be awarded to the best submission by a Lycoming College student.
  • Run time: 15 minutes or less.
  • Work must have been completed within the last two academic years.
  • Acceptable preview format: Playable link (please include necessary passwords).
  • Accepted films submission format: Downloadable Quicktime files.
  • Each student may submit up to two films.
  • All music used must have copyright permissions.
  • There is no submission fee.
  • Submissions from previous years are not accepted.

Submission Instructions

Please submit via Film Freeway or send the following information to and include all information in the body of your email, not as an attachment. Not following the submission criteria below will be cause for disqualification.

  1. Personal information: Name, phone number, mailing address, email, school, year of study, major field of study.
  2. Film information: 1. Title, 2. Your role (Director, producer, etc.), 3. Year of completion, 4. Run time, 5. Category, 6. Film synopsis between 50-100 words, and 7. Educational Institution. Please include this information in the body of your email, not as an attachment.
  3. Files: Attach the following files to your email: 1. Film Still , 2. Poster (if you have one), and 3. A headshot of the Director (jpegs no greater than 3MB)
  4. Email Subject Line: "Student submission: OnScreen Film and Video Festival"
  5. When submitting your file: Playable links are required for submission. Should your film be accepted, be prepared to make your file downloadable on Vimeo, Dropbox,, or Google Drive. Do not send your film as an attachment.