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Cal State San Marcos Student Media Festival Entry Form

We are currently accepting entries for the 2014 Media Fest.The deadline for submissions is 3:00 PM Thursday, May 1, 2014.  Please submit and upload your film early due to the time it takes to upload and to avoid any technical issues.

Regulations & Eligibility:

  1. All CSUSM student work, from every university department, may be submitted for review and for the potential for Official Selection in the festival which may include cash and gift awards. 
  2. Work may include projects made at CSUSM over the last two (12-13 and 13-14) academic years.
  3. Fill out the form below. Please double check that you have filled in every question.
  4. Upon correct  completion of the entry form, you will be emailed directions on now to send your film file digitally; no DVD's or tapes will be accepted. 
  5. Maximum length of films is 15 minutes. 
  6. No projects will be accepted after the deadline on Thursday, May 1, 2014. 
  7. The jury shall consist of distinguished students, alumni, teachers, community leaders, and members of the media (jury to be announced).
  8. We encourage early entry into the festival; getting your work to programmers early can be a good strategy for acceptance into this (and other) festivals.


The CSUSM Student Media Festival brings together hundreds of students, families, faculty, the community, and professional media makers in a powerful celebration that presents.celebrates, publicizes, shares and archives the innovative media projects being produced by students at CSUSM.  Students have landed work as a result of their exposure at the festival and gone onto careers in media and media-related fields.

Awards and prizes compete in categories which may include

    • Best Narrative 
    • Best Documentary
    • Best Social Justice Project 
    • CHABBS Dean’s Award
    • Best Personal Memoir  
    • Best Experimental/ Performance Work
    • Best Performance Award
    • Audience Award

For further information contact:  mediafest@csusm.edu

The CSUSM Student Media Festival has received generous support from the Visual and Performing Arts Department, the CHABBS Dean's Office, IITS, the Communication Department, Film Studies, the History Department, Literature and Writing, the Instructionally Related Activities Fund, the Media Makers Program, and Mr. Taco 2.

Check out last year's FINALISTS!

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