Pardoe Theatre

About the Festival

November 15-17, 2018 – Pardoe Theatre, HFAC

The BYU Final Cut Film Festival is a student-produced, student-created film festival. Over a period of several evenings, we will screen a collection of the best fiction, non-fiction, commercial, and animation films students create here at BYU. Final Cut is sponsored by the BYU Theatre and Media Arts department and the Student Film Association. The purpose of this festival is to encourage all students to create and watch meaningful and creative media. Festival submissions are open to all current BYU students.

For information of the festival’s rules and terms & conditions, please visit our FilmFreeway page.

“The most honest form of filmmaking is to make a film for yourself”

– Peter Jackson

Ticket Information

Tickets are available online at BYUarts.com and at the HFAC Box Office beginning September 3rd.

$5 Public
$4 Student

There will be three programs screened at Final Cut, each about 75 minutes long. There are two screenings each night of the festival with an awards ceremony after the last screening on Saturday.

The programs will go as follows:

Thursday, November 15
Program A, 7:00 pm
Program B, 9:00 pm

Friday, November 16 
Program C, 7:00 pm
Program A, 9:00 pm

Saturday, November 17 
Program B, 7:00 pm
Program C, 9:00 pm

The Festival is held in the Pardoe Theatre located in the Harris Fine Arts Center


  • Qualify to Submit a Film

    You must be a Current or Recent (graduated in the past year) Student at BYU-Provo to submit. Your film must also meet BYU honor code standards and the TMA Viewing Policy

  • Submit Your Film Online

    Submit your film the the Final Cut Festival page at FilmFreeway.com (Click link below)

  • Submit By October 19

    All submissions must be received before 11:59pm on October 19, 2018. Late entries will not be accepted or reviewed

  • Get Notified If You Got In

    Although we would love to show every film submitted to Final Cut, due to time restrictions we have to go through a selection processes. We will let you know if you got in two weeks before the screenings.

  • Tell Everyone to Come and See Your Film

    Now that you are in, you want people to see your film so let your friends and family know to come see your film!