BisonBison accepting entries for 2018 festival

Beverly Bryant - September 20, 2017 2:05 pm

The BisonBison Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 2018 festival. A student only film festival, BBFF is open to filmmakers enrolled in accredited colleges, universities and technical schools in the six states of the Mid-America arts region: Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Missouri. This is a “film shorts” platform, so all films submitted must be 40 minutes or less in length, including titles and credits. Any film exceeding this limit or are works in progress/incomplete films are ineligible. Additionally, the work must have been created within the past two years, and the filmmaker must have been an enrolled student at the time. The submission period will end on February 2, 2018.

A jury panel of film professionals will the determine the three $1,000 “Awards of Excellence.” The film showings and awards presentation will be Friday and Saturday, March 30 – 31 at the historic Poncan Theatre in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Additionally, free workshops to help enhance the filmmaking process will be held during the festival.

The winners from the 2017 BisonBison Film Festival were: Nathan Manning from the University of Missouri-Kansas City for his comedy, “Starch”; Cassie Schirm from the University of Arkansas for her documentary, “Voice of the Razorbacks”; and Savannah Rodgers from the University of Kansas for her drama “Sketches”.

Instructions for submission and more information about the festival can be found at or by contacting the Festival Outreach Coordinator, Geoffrey Smith, at [email protected] or 405-210-3953. The mission of the BisonBison Film Festival is to recognize and showcase the work of student filmmakers enrolled in academic programs in the Mid-America region.


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