NEW for 2019: Short Film Competition

The English Symposium is hosting its first ever Student Short Film Competition in 2019! We invite any and all interested English majors/minors to submit films that adapt a key scene from a novel (including graphic novels), play, or poem. Film a 5-minute version of Beowulf’s fight with Grendel’s mom! Gather some friends and film the trial scene from¬†The Merchant of Venice! Grab your roommate, stand by a tree, and film 5 minutes of awkward silence–Waiting for Godot! The possibilities are endless.

NO PRIOR FILM EXPERIENCE OR TECHNICAL EXPERTISE EXPECTED OR REQUIRED РSIMPLY HAVE FUN! Resources and Tips for Making Short Films: CLICK HERE

To be considered, films MUST

  • be no longer than 5 minutes
  • adapt a scene from a work of literature (novel, play, short story, graphic novel, memoir, essay, or poem from any period or national tradition)
  • involve at least one student from the English department, but other students can participate (e.g., friends, roommates, FHE groups, etc.)
  • be submitted by February 11, 2019: Films must be submitted on USB thumb/flash drives by 11:59 PM to 4115 JFSB.

CASH PRIZES! All entries will be considered for judges’ choice ($100) and audience choice ($100) awards. Films will be screened at the conclusion of the English Symposium on March 1.

Direct questions to Professor Peter Leman: peter_leman@byu.edu.