Student Opportunities

Student Resources includes resources for awards, film festivals, television, and more! To submit a listing, please contact Gina O’Connor.

Student Virtual Notice Board

Are you looking for help on a film or other media project? Have something you want to share with other FMS students? Visit our online Student Virtual Notice Board, or stop by Barnum Lower Level to see the in person version.


The 49th Annual Student Academy Awards Competition

The Student Academy Awards is an international student film competition, established in 1972. Each year, college and university film students from all over the world compete for awards and cash grants, with films being judged in the following categories: Animation, Documentary, Live Action Narrative and Alternative/Experimental. Past Student Academy Award winners have gone on to win 11 Oscars, and receive 63 Oscar nominations. Past SAA winners include Pete Docter, Robert Zemeckis, Patricia Riggen, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Patricia Cardoso and Spike Lee. Details and registration can be found on the SAA website. The deadline for submitting a film for consideration is June 1, 2022.

Television Resources

The Television Academy website has much more than just the Emmy Awards! Visit their page to learn more about the Academy Foundation, internships, college awards, and more!

Filmmaker Resources

PA Workshop on Saturday, May 14th at Red Sky Studios.

Join top crew from the AD and Camera depts, and IATSE Local 481 to participate in addition to the directors and trainers in the set protocol, set safety, and careers sessions. It’s busy all get out for productions this summer, so it’s a great opportunity to gain skills and get a jump on things. Registration Required.

Film Festivals

Red Rose Film Festival (RRFF)

Accepting submissions for short films and short documentaries 20 minutes or less! Waive the fee for student films with the code “FuturePerspectives”. (photo of college ID required). Submission information can be found on the Red Rose Film Festival website or through FilmFreeway. Prize for Best Student Film is $500. Accepting until August 1 (late submission deadline).

Mystic Film Festival

Mystic Film Festival is now accepting submissions for its 5th edition! The festival includes a student film category offering significantly discounted submission fees.

The festival will showcase independent feature length and short form narrative films and documentaries from all over the world, as well as screenings of student films. Student films can be narrative or documentary, feature or short. The filmmaker must be/must have been enrolled at a college/university/school during production of the film being submitted to be entered into the student film category. Please provide a student ID with submission.

Mystic Film Festival is additionally offering a screenplay competition, which is in its 3rd year. The grand prize winner and four top finalists will get an ISAconnect membership and a meeting with a literary manager, who will provide feedback on the script and possible representation.

To submit, visit the festival page on FilmFreeway. To receive a 25% student discount, use use the code MFF2022Student.

For more information contact Shareen Anderson, Festival Founder and Executive Director or Wendy S. Wilkins, Co-Executive Director for more information. Mystic Film Festival is accepting submissions through June 25, 2022.

Podcasting Resources

Stony Brook
Getting a Job in Podcasting

Stony Brook Audio Podcast Fellows Open House presents Getting a Job in Podcasting. With industry insights from Kerry Donahue and Nichole Hill.  Register here.  May 19, 2022