From the beginning, the philosophy of the Central Film Festival has been to create a international platform for student filmmakers, build a supportive creative film community in the Midwest, choose judges currently working in the film industry, and to keep submission costs free.

Now in our 5th year, The Central Film Festival has more to offer than ever before, with guest directors, exclusive screenings and more films than ever from all over the world.

Join us this spring to celebrate amazing student filmmaking with us!