Submissions for Wallabout Film Festival 2017 are now closed.


A festival for students, by students, Wallabout is curated annually by an interdisciplinary group of Pratt Institute students, and showcases student short filmmaking from around the world.



-Filmmaker MUST be a student or a recent college graduate (within one year). As a student organization, Wallabout’s goal is to promote student films. High school, undergraduate, and graduate works are all eligible for consideration. Recent graduates (within one year) are encouraged to submit as well.

-Filmmaker must indicate what school s/he is attending (or recently graduated from) when submitting to Wallabout.

-Since Wallabout is organized by Pratt Institute students, submissions by Pratt students and recent Pratt alumni are encouraged and free of charge. Email to request your waiver code.

-Film must have been completed after January 2016.

-Wallabout will only consider short films.

-To submit, please provide a link and password via FilmFreeway. We do not accept DVD submissions.

-Note: If your film is selected to screen, Wallabout must have access to a .mov file of your film in order to project it properly.

-Note: Films longer than 15 minutes are discouraged. We have limited space and want to showcase a broad range of work by as many filmmakers as possible.

-Foreign films are highly encouraged. If your film is not in English, it must have English subtitles and be submitted in NTSC format.

-Filmmakers may submit multiple films, but each entry should be submitted separately.

-Wallabout is open to all genres, themes, and categories.



Deadlines for Submission:
Regular: March 10, 2017
Late: March 24, 2017

Submission Fee: $5 per film, Free for Pratt students/alumni*

*email to request a waiver code.


We accept submissions via FilmFreeway.



Entrants will be notified of selection status via email by early April. Please be sure to notify us if your email address changes.



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