Submissions for the West Virginia STEM and the ARTS Student Film Competition are now closed.

Thank you to everyone who submitted!

Winners of the 2019 STEM and the ARTS Student Film Competition:

College: West Virginia University


Film by: Alec Neu

Adam, a computer programmer, works with his wife Luna, a violinist, to preserve her consciousness and personality through an AI computer program before she dies, but the setbacks of modern technology have them racing against time.

High School: Wheeling Park High School

Kurt Gerron

Film by: Afton Aulick

A brief documentary summarizing the tragic life of Jewish actor and director Kurt Gerron during World War II.

Be sure to check out the West Virginia STEM and the ARTS Film Festival February 28th - March 2nd


Submitted films should creatively engage STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and/or Arts (e.g. performance, dance, theater, music, painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.) related themes, ideas, characters, and stories. Films may be animation, fictional narratives, documentary, experimental or other.

Student films will be judged by a panel of filmmakers and scientists. Selected films will be screened at the 2019 WV STEM and the Arts Film Festival and compete for cash prizes.​


  • Two Categories: College and High School (9-12) - This competition is open to current high school and college students in West Virginia.
  • CONTENT: Films should be a maximum of 5 minutes in length, not including credits. Longer films will not be considered for screening.
  • All films should adhere to a PG-13 content rating. The WV STEM and the Arts Student Film Competition reserves the right to determine eligibility of any work submitted.
  • All films submitted must have a completion date after January 1, 2018.
  • Films selected for screening at the festival will be notified the second week of February, 2019 and announced on our website shortly thereafter.
  • If your film is selected you will be notified and specifications provided to you for providing a high quality digital video file for screening during the WV STEM and the Arts Film Festival.
  • Applicants are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary rights and permissions for third-party materials included in their films, including but not limited to music, trademarks, logos, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights. WVSFF expressly disclaims all liability or responsibility for any violations of the foregoing.

Fill out all required information in the online form and click SUBMIT at the bottom of the form. We prefer to receive screening copies as online streaming links – preferably Vimeo or YouTube. Please add the public URL to your submission form and include a password if it is password protected.

If you have any questions regarding film submissions, please email: vp@marshall.edu

Thank you for submitting – we look forward to watching your film!

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