The Gollin Film Festival is the premier student film festival at the University of Rochester. The festival, in its 10th year, is open to all currently enrolled undergraduate students at the University and is sponsored by the Film and Media Studies Program. The Gollin Film Festival, named in honor of Professor Emeritus of English Richard Gollin, gives University of Rochester undergraduates the chance to gain recognition and present their original works to a wide audience.
A panel of faculty members associated with the FMS Program selects the winners. Cash prizes are awarded to the first, second, and third place winners after a screening of their films and those receiving honorable mention.
Each student may submit up to 2 films created since enrolling at the University. Moving images can be shot or created in any media or using a variety of media including cell phones, .gif animation, video, 16mm film, Hi-8, Flash, etc. We will need your submission to be delivered in an accepted digital format. Accepted digital formats are: mov, .mp4, flv, and .avi. Your movie file needs to be delivered to us on USB drives, SD cards or as an accessible file on CD or DVD disc. Please note: we will not accept auto-play or menu-driven DVD formatted discs of your movie. We must be able to access a file version of your movie in one of the aforementioned formats.