Big Shoulders International Student Film Festival


Big Shoulders International Student Film Festival is dedicated to presenting the work of innovative student filmmakers from around the world. We are a front row seat to the world’s stories. It is our mission to promote diversity and inclusion by showcasing the work of emerging young voices and unique ways of storytelling. DePaul University students actively participate in organizing the festival, selecting the films, and hosting the event.


February 20, 2021

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  • Animation
  • Documentary
  • Experimental
  • Fiction


  • Best film by category
  • Best of Fest (film)
  • The Vincentian Prize for Social Impact

2022 Festival submissions will open in the summer.

Due to COVID-19, this year's festival will be held virtually. Follow us on social media for information on how to attend.

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