The College Media Association Film and Audio Festival is designed to encourage and promote excellence in student video work by showing examples of top-notch projects in several categories. Those shown at the film and audio festival at the Fall Convention will receive an award for their selection.

Apply to the CMA Film and Audio Festival here. 

Eligibility 

All work must be completely produced by college students, and all entries (except promotional entries) must have been completed after Sept. 1, 2018. For the promotional videos, you must be a paid registrant at the Fall Convention. Attendance at the convention for other film festival entrants is encouraged but not required.

Deadline

For documentary, creative, video, animation, audio and other non-promotional categories: Monday, Sep. 16, 2019 at midnight.

Promotional video and audio deadline: Saturday, Nov. 2, between 11-noon at a booth next to the registration table, via flash drive or hard drive.

The winners will be announced and winning entries will be shown during the ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention in Washington DC.

Compete in any of these categories: 

1. Short Documentary

Non-fiction videos 2:30-7 minutes in length

2. Long Documentary

Non-fiction videos 7-15 minutes in length. May be edited to comply with length limits. 

3. Creative

Short films under 5 minutes in length. May be edited to comply with length limits. 

4. Video News Package

A short news package designed for broadcast or web distribution. Maximum length: 150 seconds.

5. Video Sports Package

A short sports package designed for broadcast or web distribution. Maximum length: 150 seconds.

6. Video Feature Package

A short feature package designed for broadcast or web distribution. Maximum length: 150 seconds.

7. Video newscast

Up to 30 minutes in length (one entry per college)

8. Promotional video

Created onsite at the Fall Convention and is between 30-60 seconds. Entrants will be provided with stills and video of the following year's convention location to incorporate with their own footage when making their promo video entry.

9. Animation 

Creative, fictional animation. May be combined with real action. Must be under 5 minutes in length. May be edited to comply with length limits. 

10. Audio Documentary 

Non-fictional audio story, expository in nature. (Please submit no more than 15 minutes for consideration by the judges.) May be edited to comply with length limits. 

11. Audio Creative Performance 

Creative audio performance intended to entertain. May include humor, fiction, promotional or musical and audio performance. Up to 5 minutes in length. 

12. Best DJ Personality

Audio performance as a DJ as part of an internet or broadcast radio show. Submit no more than 5 minutes of DJ work, and edit to omit songs. 

13. Promotional Audio 

On-site creation of a 30-60 second audio clip to promote CMA 2020. The promotional audio must be compiled and edited during the convention.


Click below to see previous winners. 

2018

2017