Yale Student Film Festival

Celebrating Student Film

The Yale Student Film Festival is a four-day event dedicated to celebrating the works of student filmmakers from all backgrounds. Since its inception in 2015, it has provided a platform for dedicated young artists and lovers of cinema from around the world to come together, showcase their work, and build connections.

Each April, we invite guests, filmmakers, and students to join us in recognizing selected films and the students behind them.

The festival will feature a lineup of industry speakers, Q&A sessions, panel discussions, workshops, and various film screenings. These short films will compete in different categories for prizes, judged by an alumni panel, followed by an awards ceremony and a closing reception.

Thanks to the combined efforts of the Cinemat, the Yale Film Society, and the Yale College Dean’s Office, the Yale Student Film Festival is pleased to host this university-wide celebration of visual storytelling and student creatives!

View past years of the Yale Student Film Festival