11th Annual Tri-Co Film Festival

We are pleased to announce that The 11th Annual Tri-Co Film Festival is scheduled to take place online and in-person on Thursday May 5th, 2022.

🎉 What is the Tri-Co Film Festival? 

The Tri-Co Film Festival showcases exemplary film and media work by students at Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore colleges. Highlighting the diversity of media production within the Tri-Co, the program seeks work that demonstrates creativity, craft, and intentionality across a variety of genres and aesthetics. The Festival will culminate in a night of selected film screenings on Thursday May 5th at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. Films will also be made available through an online portal for those that cannot attend the in-person event.

🎉 What kind of work will be accepted?

The Festival accepts all species of film work, be it experimental, documentary, narrative, and any hybridization or rejection of these categories. Films may be any length up to ten minutes and the nature of the curation process entails that longer films will face greater competition for inclusion in the Festival program. Films do not have to have been made for a class to be eligible —  films made through film clubs or independently are highly encouraged! Further, taking into account the disruptions of the pandemic, films completed prior to the 21-22 academic year will be considered.

🎉 When can I submit to the Festival?

Submissions for the Festival will open on Wednesday, March 16th (the Wednesday after Spring Break). The submissions guidelines and a submission form will be made available at tricofilmfest.org on that date.The deadline for submitting is 11:59PM on Saturday, April 23rd.

🎉 Will there be a multimedia component this year?

That’s the plan! Barring an increase in COVID cases in the Spring, the return of an in-person element to the Festival will allow a physical exhibition of multimedia works. These may include audiovisual, sculptural, interactive, and video game works. Chances are that if you are in a class that is producing multimedia or new media, your piece is eligible for consideration in the Festival.

🎉 Where can I get more information?

Great question, thanks for asking. You may reach out to the Directors of the Festival, Teddy Ogborn (HC ’19) and Ruby Bantariza (Swarthmore ’20) at tricofilmfest@gmail.com with any questions you might have about the Festival. This site will soon be updated with current information and guidelines, so check back in as the Fest approaches!

Thank you for taking the time to read! We are already excited to  engage with your submissions and to bring our thriving film community together.