The world’s largest student film festival, Campus Movie Fest (CMF) in partnership with Goldman Sachs brings a brand new category focused on BIPOC creators: Rewrite The Script On Representation In Film. As part of their longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion, Goldman Sachs’ sponsored category is focused on BIPOC filmmakers and characters in order to help students showcase what genuine, authentic representation looks and feels like. The Rewrite the Script on Representation in Film category challenges students to submit short films that are centered around BIPOC characters, or are created by BIPOC students. Short films to be considered must showcase what genuine, authentic representation looks and feels like. BIPOC filmmakers and content creators, this is your chance to shine. Your story matters and the world needs to see it. 

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Campus Movie Fest began in 2001 when four students at Emory University provided fellow students with everything they needed,  including camcorders and Apple laptops  to make movies in one week. Today, CMF provides free technology and training to more than 1 million students at colleges and universities globally to tell their stories on the big screen through film.

Requirements  to Participate:

Applicants must register for the category at, then create and submit a short film no longer than 5 minutes in duration to on or before May 15, 2021.

Qualifications to enter:

  • Must promote the idea that diverse perspectives are critical in creating art and showcase what genuine, authentic representation looks and feels like. 
  • Anyone interested in submitting can do so, but CMF strongly encourages HBCU and BIPOC students to share their unique stories and voices with the world.
  • Eligible films are those centered around the stories of BIPOC characters or are created by BIPOC students. 


The top winner will receive a $5,000 filmmaking grant, with second place receiving $3,000, and third place receiving $2,000. Winners will also have access to CMF Terminus, workshops focused on BIPOC representation in the industry, and access to exclusive networking opportunities. Finalists will be announced during CMF Terminus in June.

Registration Deadline

May 15th, 2021