University Filmmakers

University Filmmakers

After listening to past Highbridge filmmakers, we have decided to move the submission up by one week. Previously, the films had to be submitted to the vetting committe one week prior to the Highbridge event. They will now be due two weeks prior, to allow the filmmakers time to implement any changes requested by the vetting committee.  The new submission date is April 8th.

Entry requirements for University students differ from those for high school students. University films must have been completed by currently enrolled Asbury University students, and may not be submitted more than two years after their completion dates. Only films by students currently enrolled at Asbury University may be submitted. To ensure that your entry can be accepted, please make sure to reference the applicable requirements. Submissions must be accompanied by an Entry Form, which includes a complete list of entry requirements.

Click here to download the Entry Form (PDF)
Click here to download Tips for Getting Your Film into Highbridge (PDF)

Deadline for university submissions: April 8, 2016


Prizes and Categories

Each selected entry will be premiered at the Highbridge Film Festival. University filmmaker entries are eligible for the following awards:


  • Best Drama
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Actress
  • Best Supershort
  • Best Comedy
  • Best Editing
  • Best Audio Editing
  • Best Audio Mixing
  • Best Actor
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Special Visual Effects
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Director
  • Audience Favorite 


All winners will receive a Highbridge Film Festival Award. Winning films will also be available online through the Highbridge Film Festival and Asbury TV websites.