Faculty Film & Video Competition

BEA’s Festival of Media Arts Faculty Film & Video Competition provides an opportunity for full time faculty at colleges and universities to showcase their video production work completed in the past two years in a wide range of categories. Entries must be productions done by full time university faculty. Neither professional collaborations with faculty assistance nor work done substantively by students and supervised by faculty should be submitted. Entries will be accepted from November 15 – December 15 and winners will be showcased during an awards ceremony at the BEA Convention in Las Vegas in April.

The Faculty Film & Video competition accepts entries in the following categories:

FV1 – Commercial or PSA: Commercial/advertising are up-to 60-second spots produced to sell goods and services while PSAs are short spots produced to promote pro-social messages.

FV2 – Educational or Instructional: Pedagogically oriented videos designed to teach concepts, skills, techniques or procedures to potential learners.

FV3 – Mixed  / Pedagogical  (Teacher/Student Co-Production): This broad category consists of co-productions where videos are created in collaborative efforts of teachers and students. The intent here is to give opportunity outside high-end “professional” production. Entries to this category must be the substantive work of a full time faculty member who has student involvement only at the level of assisting the faculty member’s work. It should not be the work of students supervised by a faculty member.

FV4 – Narrative: Usually dramatic videos but may include narrative animation.

FV5 – Promotional: Longer form promotional videos that are produced to gain publicity, funding or awareness of a “product” be that commercial or non-profit. Music videos are entered here as they promote a musical act.

Please read the Faculty Competition Rules to verify that your entry meets all eligibility requirements for submission.