Digital Media Arts

Film Festivals & Competitions

Locate local and national film festivals and competitions to share students work.

Calling all Student Filmmakers!
Submissions for the 2023 Tumbleweeds Kids Film Competition are now open. Utah students K-8 can submit short (5 minutes or less) fiction or nonfiction films to be considered for awards at the 2023 Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Kids. Contest Deadline: February 14, 2023

Important Dates:

  • September 6, 2022 - Competition launch
  • February 14, 2023 - Deadline to submit films
  • March 15, 2023 - Finalists announced
  • April 21, 2023 - Film winners presented at Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Kids

Learn more about the 2023 Tumbleweeds Kids Film Competition and get tips from UEN and the Utah Film Center about where you can find resources to support your students through the filmmaking process! Watch the webinar recording...

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Utah History Day
To participate in the NHD contest, you will research a historical topic related to an annual theme, then present your work in one of NHD’s five creative categories. You may then enter the local NHD contest that serves you. Depending on where you live, your first contest may be held at the school, school district, Regional, or Affiliate level. Top projects from each Affiliate Contest advance to the National Contest.
Reflections PTA
PTA volunteers run the Reflections program at local(school), council, region, and state levels. Between 10,000 and 13,000 entries are submitted annually in Utah and roughly 300,000 entries are submitted nationwide. Fall due dates.
Next Vista for Learning Video Contest
K-12 students are invited to participate in Next Vista for Learning’s video contests. Inspire others by telling stories of service, gratitude, learning, and more. Check the Next Vista for Learning website for updated contest information.
KQED Youth Media Challenge
Join a Youth Media Challenge to engage student voice and choice and foster civic engagement. Ideal for distance or in-person learning. Challenges are open to middle and high school students across the U.S.
The Health for All Film Festival
The WHO Health for All Film Festival invites independent film-makers, production companies, public institutions, NGOs, communities, students, and film schools from around the world to submit their original short films on health. The festival aims to recruit a new generation of film and video innovators to champion and promote global health issues. Look for 2022 dates in the fall of 2021 to submit student films.
All American High School Film Festival
The All American High School Film Festival is the premier destination for talented high school filmmakers and media arts enthusiasts from around the world. Our Mission is to provide immersive education with a profound impact, connecting the filmmakers of the future with the rewards, respect and recognition they deserve.