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.

This event is co-sponsored by DePaul’s Division of Mission and Ministry.

FRI  &  SATFeb 1-2, 2019
Submissions are now closed.


  • Animation
  • Documentary
  • Experimental
  • Fiction
  • Music Video

Entry Fees

  • Early bird deadline (8/15/18) - $10
  • Regular deadline (9/5/18) - $20
  • Late deadline (10/1/18) - $25


  • Best film by category
  • Audience Choice
  • The Vincentian Prize for Social Impact

Venue Information

Depaul CDM Theater
247 S. State St., Lower Level
Chicago, IL 60604