Bijou Festival Screening Sign-Ups

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Sign-Up Dates

Sign up to show your work at the Bijou Festival 2024!

In person sign-ups for Bijou Festival occurred on April 8th and 9th, 2024.

If you would still like to submit a film to an Open Screening, send an email to with the subject line, “Open Screening Submission”. In the body of your email, include the following information:

  • Your Name
  • The Title of your Film
  • The Duration of your film (or a close approximation)
  • The Open Screening in which you would like to screen your film (See The Screening Schedule by clicking the button below)

Monday, April 8th – Graduating School of Film/Video students only:

Graduating students in the Experimental Animation Program, Film Directing Program, and Program in Film/Video have reserved screening blocks on Thursday and Friday in which their graduation thesis films will be screened. This time is reserved for families and friends who are in town for graduation to see their students’ films screened. If, for any reason, you would rather show your thesis film outside of the thesis screening block, let us know by emailing Promptly at 12 PM (Noon), all present students will receive a lottery ticket. Chosen at random, when your ticket number is called, you will have an opportunity to select:

  1. The time your thesis film will screen in the thesis screening block.
  2. If you would like to screen a second film under 10 minutes, the open screening block in which you would like to screen that second film.

Graduating Character Animation students are offered a screening opportunity during the Character Animation Open Show instead of a block during Bijou Festival, but should attend this sign-up if they would like to enter their film(s) in an Open Screening.

Tuesday, April 9th – All other students:

Promptly at 12 PM (Noon), all present students will receive a lottery ticket. Chosen at random,  students may sign up to show a film in one open screening block during the Bijou Festival. Once all students have signed up for their first film, students wishing to show a second film will be randomly selected again to sign up for a block to show their second film. Please arrive promptly at 12PM (Noon), as we will start the process immediately. 

Questions and Answers

Q: Do I have to sign up?

A: You are not required to screen your film at Bijou Festival, but if you would like to screen your film, you do have to sign up for a screening block. 

Q: I don’t know if I’ll be done making my film by the deadline. Should I still sign up?

A: Yes! In fact, we still encourage you to screen your film even if it’s unfinished (possibly with a disclosure that it is a work in progress)! But, if you find you’ve signed up to screen a film and end up not wanting to show it, please let us know by emailing as soon as possible.

Q: What if I can’t be at the sign-up?

A: If you can’t be at this sign-up event, you can have another student sign up for you, and they may handle your ticket/sign-up.

Q: A film of mine is showing in a Class screening/Curated screening, can I also submit it to an Open Screening?

A: No, Please make sure you do NOT submit work to an Open Screening that will also be shown in a Class Screening. Audiences have requested that work be shown only once during the Bijou Festival.

Q: My film is screening in Showcase/Open Show/Producers’ Show. Can I still submit it to an Open Screening?

A: As long as your film isn’t programmed in a Bijou Festival class screening or curated block, you may sign it up to show in an Open Block.

Q: Can I go first in my Open Screening?

A: There are just too many films to allow everyone to select exactly what time their film screens. Please select an open block you can attend the entirety of, as you will not be able to choose the exact time your film is screened.

Q: Can I screen more than one film in an Open Screening?

A: Assuming there is time during the festival, you may screen as many films as you made this year. However, time will be limited depending on how many films are submitted. Priority will be given to a student’s first submission over another student’s second/third/etc.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask in person at the sign-up, or contact us at, or by submitting a 2 Pop Ticket.

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