Film Festival

40th Annual Film Festival 

We are seeking submissions for the 40th Annual MESA Film Festival. The MESA FilmFest is in its 40th year, and is a valued part of the MESA Annual Meeting. We are excited to be offering a virtual FilmFest for the third year in a row. We are opening the call for submissions, and we hope that you will be interested in participating. 

All films will be vetted by the FilmFest Committee or by selected regional/topical experts. The films will only be available to registered conference attendees.

The FilmFest screens narrative and nonnarrative feature and short films as well as documentaries. The virtual 2021 annual meeting attracted nearly 2,200 attendees, who had access to the FilmFest throughout the duration of the conference.

Call for Entries
Please complete the form located at the bottom of the page. You will be asked to provide links to digital files (H.264 with .mp4 or .mov extensions). If necessary, please include the password. If digital links are not available, please contact Calliandra Hermanson at for an address to send DVD copies. If a digital entry is accepted, you may be asked to send a higher resolution file (not larger than 10GB). 

We ask that you allow us to screen your films with the express intent of exposing your work to an academic community that focuses on their subject matter. MESA cannot usually pay screening fees due to the nature of the audience and the event. Any potential fees must be mentioned before submitting to the fest. Importantly, we must have certification that you have the rights, or otherwise can ensure clearance for streaming the submitted films.

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2023

2020 Virtual FilmFest 

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