We are accepting submissions from UIUC students, filmmaking clubs and production classes. Entries for Illinifest festival program must exceed one minute and not surpass 20 minutes in duration. Films should be submitted in a digital format via Film Freeway or the webform below. All genres are welcome. There is no submission fee.We look forward to showcasing the creative imagination of the UIUC students who made their movies.


Illinifest does not have individual categories for awards. Instead, the festival will present a Audience Award, selected by attendees of the 2019 Illinifest Film Festival. The winner will receive a $100 prize.


Deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm, April 14th 2019.

Illinifest 2019 Submission
(300 words or less)
Filmmaker Release
I acknowledge and agree that to the best of my knowledge, I am duly authorized to submit this film to the Illinifest Student Film Festival and to grant permissions related to its use and performance. I grant permission to Illinifest and its participating press outlets to use film clips/stills for marketing and promotion of the festival, including on the festival's website. Submitting a film to Illinifest constitutes an agreement by and between the student filmmaker and Illinifest that the film will be considered for programming and open to be screened at Illinifest 2018. By typing the date and my name below, I agree to all of these rules, terms, and conditions.

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