The 2014 Visions Film Festival and Conference Announces its Call for Entries

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Attention ALL undergraduate filmmakers and film scholars!

The Visions Film Festival and Conference is announcing its 4th Annual Call for Entries. Hosted by the University of North Carolina Wilmington Film Studies Department, and open to only undergraduate filmmakers and scholars, displaying and honoring the creativity of student films and research is where the true soul of Visions lies.

Submit Your Work

As we’ve done every year since our inception, Visions invites students from the international community to submit their most innovative works for consideration. If you’ve made a short film or written an academic research paper that focuses on film history or theory, send it our way. All filmmaking genres and scholarly topics will be considered for programming.

Visions4 will take place on April 4th, 2014 on the UNCW campus in Wilmington, NC. The one-day event will include screenings, conference blocks, Q&A panels with filmmakers and scholars, workshops, lectures, art installations, and networking opportunities with attending guests. Please see the link below for specific information regarding deadlines and submission formats.

Visions has a continuing mission to provide a professional and nurturing environment for young filmmakers and film scholars who are looking to gain experience inside of a festival and conference atmosphere. We provide the best platform for undergraduate artists, creating an event that is just as valuable as it is enjoyable.

Travel Grants Available

Visions’ goal is to unite and enrich the international and regional community of undergraduate filmmakers and film scholars by programming fresh, engaging, imaginative, and boundary-pushing work. To increase opportunities for undergraduate film students to network and learn from one another, all selected films and papers will be eligible for travel grant funding. Our team works diligently each year to raise funds to bring as many guest presenters to the event as possible. As a result, 10-15 undergraduate filmmakers and scholars receive travel grant assistance so they may attend Visions. If your film or paper is selected, we will do our best to help fly you out to the event and provide you with hotel accommodations so that you can participate in the screenings, panels, Q&A’s, video race, and parties.

All Selected Films and Papers are Eligible for Awards

All selected filmmakers and scholars are eligible to win awards in categories based on their exemplary work. Visions honors excellence in all film genres and research topics. In addition, attending filmmakers are eligible for Audience Choice Awards for film and scholarship. Our highest honor, The Visionary Award, recognizes one student’s work in production or critical studies that exemplifies the character of Visions. Previous award winners have received contributions from DigiEffects, the Cucalorus Film Festival, Cinelab, Camera Motion Research, Corel, Pro-8, Working Films, Audio-Technica, Wacom, American Cinematographer, and Film Matters magazine.

So how do you submit? It’s easy.

Entry forms, guidelines, and deadlines can be found online at All film and paper submissions must have been completed between Fall 2012 and Spring 2014. No works-in-progress will be accepted. All submissions-related inquiries may be emailed to