Fourth Annual Student Film Essay Awards - Deadline May 4
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 5:00pm
Fourth Annual Student Film Essay Awards - Deadline May 4

Submit your best film scholarship essay to the annual student essay awards competition!


A prestigious team of faculty will evaluate submissions to determine the best film studies essay and its runner up. To be eligible, essays must be written by a current film major or minor while a student at PSU.  Close-reading, analysis essays as well as research essays of any length will be considered. Prizes for the award winners will be given at the end of term Student Showcase and Award Presentation on June 8th.


In addition to the recognition the award gives to winners amongst peers and faculty, this is an excellent opportunity to build up your CV for students considering graduate school! 


Submissions must be made prior to 5 PM on Friday, May 4th via email attachment to Prof. Kristin Hole (


When submitting your essay please indicate in your email what quarter and class it was written for, including the name of the instructor or professor of the course. Please format your essay as either a pdf or Microsoft Word document with your name and heading removed in the document. If you also have the assignment for which the essay was written, please attach that as well.

Submissions may also include video essays made for any film studies class; videos made for production classes will not be considered. If you are submitting your video essay, please upload it to Google Drive and share the folder with Prof. Hole.