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5 Minute Film Festival -CANCELLED

Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:00 PM-10:00 PM

George Shinn Center

5 Minute Film Festival

Lipscomb’s premier film event, the 5 Minute Film Festival, will be held in the George Shinn College of Entertainment & the Arts Center on March 26 at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) The film festival encourages creativity and collaboration as students from all over campus submit short films and screenplays in multiple categories. 

The competition is open to all university students.

There will be a gala awards presentation and screening of the top films in each category. Peers, faculty, family and community members will celebrate the student works at this red-carpet event.
In addition to a number of cash prizes and trophies, participants will have the chance to receive the Grand Prize narrative film award. The winning film will be screened at the Nashville Film Festival, one of only 27 festivals in the world that are automatic qualifiers for Academy Award consideration.


  • Narrative (Fiction) 
  • Animation 
  • Documentary
  • Short Screenplay
  • Music Video (Note: Due to copyright restrictions, this category is limited to original recordings by indie artists.)
  • Best Narrative Film by a Non-Film Major (Note: This category is limited to students who have never taken a film production class at Lipscomb.)


  • Grand Prize (Narrative, including Animation): $500
  • First Prize (Narrative, Animation, Documentary, Music Video, Screenplay): $200 
  • Second Prize (in each of the five categories): $100 
  • Third Prize: The satisfaction of a job well done
  • Audience Award (in each category): $50 gift card

Additional Prizes for:

  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Sound Design
  • Best Original Music (composed by a Lipscomb student)
  • Best Poster (designed by a Lipscomb student) 

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