What is Final Cut?
Final Cut is a student-produced, student-created film festival at BYU. Over a period of several evenings, we show a collection of the best fiction films, documentaries, commercials, animations, etc that students make. Make sure to submit your entries by March 1st so that we can screen them in this grand event!
- Awards Ceremony: Saturday April 13th, 10:15 -10:30pm
BYU Final Cut Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Final Cut Film Festival ?
The Final Cut Film Festival is BYU’s annual student film festival and competition. It is hosted by the Theatre and Media Arts Department and the Student Film Association (SFA) and displays the creativity and hard work of students at BYU.
What films can be submitted?
The film festival screens students’ submitted films of varying genres (short films, commercials, documentaries, experimental films, etc.). All films must adhere to BYU honor code standards. Please see the TMA viewing policy at www.film.byu.edu/ma/?page_id=33.
Who can submit a film?
Film submissions are open to all current BYU students. These submissions are screened by the SFA before chosen for Final Cut.
How and when do I submit a film?
Visit www.byufinalcut.com and click the Film Submissions tab to submit a film. All film submissions are due March 1, 2013 at midnight.
How do I get involved with Final Cut without submitting a film?
Audience members are welcome to come and enjoy the film screening festivities. Volunteers are also appreciated to help with the event. You can volunteer by emailing the SFA at SFA.Council@gmail.com.
How much does it cost to be involved in the Final Cut Film Festival?
It is free to enter a film in the festival and costs $5 to attend.
How are films accepted into the Final Cut Film Festival?
Film submissions are judged by a council of both students and faculty. Films are judged by story, technique, creativity and audience appeal. Selected films are then programmed and divided-out into the different showings.
Who are the judges for Final Cut?
Guest judges, including BYU alumni, judge the competition.
What do you win?
There are awards for the best film in the following categories: Best Fiction, Best Documentary and Best Commercial. The best overall film at Final Cut will win the coveted “Best of Fest” award.
How do you get a Final Cut Film Festival t-shirt?
Volunteers receive a free t-shirt for their service (such as advertising or posting flyers). Contact Kyle Stapley (email@example.com) is you would like to volunteer.