Welcome! You are about to begin the Screenings submission process for the 77th Annual University Film and Video Association Conference, which will be a three-day event held at Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong campus in Savannah, GA from July 19-21, 2023.
There is also a virtual day on July 14, 2023 for those who cannot attend in person, so the conference is four days in total. Annual caucus meetings will be held remotely, on July 12th and 13th.
There will be a separate, lower registration fee for the virtual day. Registration for the in-person conference includes the virtual day.
Members may screen films of varying length, up to and including features. Please note that (virtual and in-person) conference sessions are 105 minutes, and at least 15 minutes must be reserved for discussion if a feature is screened.
The submission process involves entering information here AND at FilmFreeway. You will receive a link and submission waiver code for FilmFreeway once you submit the form below.
If you request a formal respondent for your film, you are also agreeing to serve as a respondent for another film being screened in your conference session.
All filmmakers are responsible for viewing the film to which they are responding prior to the conference itself.
All respondents are expected to submit a written response for the film they are reviewing on their institutional letterhead.
The only films that will be adjudicated for conference awards are those entered in the competition category. They must be completed works at the time of submission.
You must be a current UFVA member to submit work and present it at the conference.
NOTE: All members may submit ONE item to the conference, which can be designated either for the in-person event or the virtual day. Members MAY submit a second item if it is in the “flex” category (programmable during the virtual day OR any of the in-person days, at the discretion of the Conference VP). Serving as a respondent does not count as a submission.
The content areas for UFVA 2023 are as follows:
- Papers & Panels (includes individual papers and pre-constituted panels)
- New Media
Items designated “virtual” may be scheduled at any time on the July 14th virtual day and items designated “in-person” may be scheduled at any time from July 19th through the 21st. We cannot accommodate requests for scheduling at specific times. Once the schedule is released, we won’t be able to make changes, so please be prepared to present your work on any of the three full days of the in-person conference and/or at any time during the virtual conference day.
You will be notified of your film’s status by the end of May.
UFVA embraces diversity of backgrounds, identities, and experiences as foundational to the future of our discipline, and encourages submission of a wide range of work that interrogates and celebrates the creative and interdisciplinary potential of film, video, and media arts. Additional information can be found in the UFVA Statement of Inclusivity.
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2023
Questions? Contact the Conference VP, Marc May.