Oneota Film Festival announces final call for entries for new Iowa Student Film Festival

The Oneota Film Festival is seeking film and video submissions of all genres from Iowa students ages 11 and up for the first annual Oneota Student Film Festival, on Feb. 9 in the Center for the Arts on the Luther College Campus.

The student film festival is the first of its kind in the state of Iowa, a festival dedicated to showcasing film and video works by students only. The festival is part of OFF's ongoing educational efforts to support and foster filmmaking in the state, focusing on the next generation of media makers in Iowa and is supported, in part, by a grant from the Iowa Arts Council.

Film and video submissions are due by Feb. 1 and can be submitted by visiting the Oneota Film Festival website at and clicking "Enter my Film." Students can submit their works for consideration at no charge.

Festival events will include film screenings, workshops with professional filmmakers, panel discussions and awards.

There is no cost for admission to the festival for all Iowa students and all OFF members. For others, the cost of admission is $5.

According to Christy Ebert Vrtis, the director of OFF, "The OSFF is an exciting opportunity for students throughout Iowa to both show their work on the 'big screen' for a live audience and work with professionals to hone their craft. Not only do they get to see what their peers are doing but middle school students, for example, can see what college and graduate school film makers are doing – and meet and work with professional filmmakers who do what they love in Iowa! I hope that all of the students who attend the festival will leave energized and inspired!"