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.



March 1, 2024

RSVP for Visiting Artists Series


March 2, 2024

Get Tickets: Festival Screenings


  • Animation
  • Documentary
  • Experimental
  • Fiction


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

2025 Festival submissions will open in the summer.