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.

FMS Film Project Crew Opportunities

Are you looking for valuable on-set experience? There are many upcoming opportunities to work on Film and Media Studies senior thesis and other large scale student productions. Interested students can fill out this form to get on an available crew list.

Filmmaker Resources

Octane Seating Resources for the Student Filmmaker

Octane Seating has provided free online access to Resources for the Student Filmmaker: Scholarships, Grants, Tools, & Resources. As a student filmmaker, you want to express your abilities and explore your talents without making yourself broke. Sticking to a low budget is challenging. But you can do it. There are many resources available to help film students and budding filmmakers. You just need to know where to find them. Visit the Octane Seating website to learn more.

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. Details on future competitions can be found on the SAA website.

Television Resources

The Television Academy

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! Applications are currently open for the 42nd College Television Awards, which will be presented in Spring 2023. Entries will be accepted starting September 27, 2022 for content created from August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2022.  Details and rules can be found here on the CTA website.

Film Festivals

39th Wicked Queer Film Festival, Boston's LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Submissions are now open for the 39th Wicked Queer Film Festival! The regular deadline is November 28, 2022.

Save the dates the first fall doc fest and their annual spring festival:

  • November 18-21 - Wicked Queer: Docs
  • March 31-April 9 - 39th Annual Wicked Queer Film Festival

Wicked Queer is also looking to fill many positions for our 2022-23 season. Join their all volunteer team by emailing!

Podcasting Resources

Stony Brook
Getting a Job in Podcasting

Stay tuned for upcoming information.