Tri-Co Film Festival 2013 at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Posted February 20th, 2013 at 7:26 am.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 7 pm
FREE! with a TRI-CO ID

We are seeking short film, video, and animation for the 2nd annual Tri-Co Film Festival to be held on Wednesday evening May 1, 2013, featuring the best work by filmmakers from Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore Colleges! All Tri-Co students are eligible to submit their short films, and the selected finalists will be invited to screen their work at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute along with our featured graduating senior thesis productions. This festival is an incredible chance for student filmmakers to take their films off-campus and have their work seen by both their peers across the Tri-Co and a wider public.


For all projects made before Jan. 30: DUE Monday, February 25, 11:59 pm
Spring 2013 Midterm projects due: April 1, 11:59 pm
Spring 2013 ONLY Final projects due: April 23, 11:59 pm

Students enrolled in ENGL B239-001 “Curating Film” taught by Roya Rastegar, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Bryn Mawr College

2013 JUROR
The screened films will be judged by Shari Frilot, Senior Film and New Media Curator, Sundance Film Festival and a 2013 Tri-College Mellon Artist in Residence.

All Tri-Co students are eligible to submit their short films. We accept short films created in the summer 2012 and the 2012-13 academic year and directed by students attending Bryn Mawr College, Swarthmore College, or Haverford College. The films may be of any genre and must 10 minutes or less in length. Midterm and Final projects may be WORKS IN PROGRESS and ROUGH CUTS. Please indicate this information, along with a bulleted list of work to be completed, on a slate at the head of your film.

(1) Create a VIMEO.COM account (
(2) Follow the Vimeo compression settings (
(3) For each video submission, upload your video and in the description, please add the following info:
• name of film, year and semester of production
• total running time (TRT)
• 1-3 sentence film synopsis
• Director’s statement (1 paragraph)
• technical specs (aspect ratio, framerate, HD or SD, sound, etc.)
• principal crew and cast
• Indicate if this submission is a rough cut or work-in-progress, along with bulleted list of work to be completed. Add a slate at the head of your video with this information as well.

(4) Then send a separate VIMEO MESSAGE to with the following information:
• your name, your role in film (e.g., Jules Doe, Writer/Director)
• email and phone
• college & year of graduation (e.g., Swarthmore College, ’13)
• major/minor
• name of film, year and semester of production
• If applicable, please indicate if this is a senior thesis, Film and Media Studies Senior Capstone project, or coursework production (along with course and instructor name).
• link of your film
• PASSWORD for private video, if applicable

(1) AFTER creating a vimeo account, JOIN the “Tri-Co Film and Video Group” on Vimeo to connect with your fellow students. (
(2) NEXT in privacy settings, make your submission video available to be added to a Vimeo Channel or Album. We will compile all the submissions to one private Vimeo Album for our programmers and juror. You will receive an auto-generated message letting you know that your film has been added to this private album.
(3) IF you have privacy concerns, remember to message the password-protected VIMEO link along with a PASSWORD.

For more information, contact Professor Erica Cho ( or Professor Roya Rastegar (

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