Film and Media Studies

Undergraduate Program

The Gollin Film Festival

The Gollin Film Festival is the premier student film festival at the University of Rochester. Named in honor of Professor Emeritus of English Richard Gollin, the festival gives University of Rochester undergraduates the chance to gain recognition and present their original works to a wide audience.


A panel of faculty members associated with the FMS program selects the winners. Cash prizes are awarded to the first, second, and third place winners.


The festival is open to all currently enrolled undergraduate students at the University. Each student can submit up to two films that have been created since UR enrollment.

Moving images can be shot on or created in any media, or using a variety of media including cell phones, video, hi-8, 16mm, .gif animations, flash, etc.

All entries must be in the following digital format in order to be accepted:

Upload entries with your name, email and film title to Vimeo, using the Gollin Film Festival login information below: