Welcome! You are about to begin the Scripts 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.

The 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.

In each 105-minute conference session, scripts are presented with a table read (virtually or in person) involving a maximum of 20 pages, followed by a 10-15 minute discussion that is typically led by an assigned respondent.

  • If you would like a formal respondent for your script, you must agree to be a respondent for one or more scripts being presented at the conference.
  • All screenwriters are responsible for reading the script(s) to which they are responding prior to the conference itself.
  • All respondents are expected to submit a written response for the script they are reviewing on their institutional letterhead.
  • The only scripts that will be adjudicated for conference awards are those entered in the competition category. They must be completed 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 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:

  1. Papers & Panels (includes individual papers and pre-constituted panels)
  2. Screenings
  3. Scripts
  4. New Media
  5. Workshops
  6. Multicam/Live

Items designated as “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.

This is a juried process. You will be notified of your script’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 3, 2023 EXTENDED to: April 7, 2023
**FINAL DEADLINE: Friday, April 14, 2023**

Questions? Contact the Conference VP, Marc May.

Submissions for Scripts are now closed.