Student Cuts


Years running: 10 (since 2012)

Student Cuts

International Student FilmFest.


STUDENT CUTS is an international film festival that encourages and promotes the new generation of filmmakers and the most creative of all film formats – the short film. The festival is centered around short films by young filmmakers with uncompromising originality, fresh ideas and global themes. Let your cuts be seen around the world!


Film jury awards films in all Festival categories. Each category can have only one winner. 

In addition the Festival reserves the right to organise an Audience award.


  • Film director must have been under 30 years old at the end of production.
  • Films must be made independent of any support of professional production organisations.
  • Films must be under 15 minutes long.
  • We accept submissions of films produced between January 1st 2015 and April 1st 2017.
  • Films, which were already part of Student Cuts film festival (under any name) in previous years, cannot be registered again.

Applications must be made through an online form found on the festival website.

Do not send the above in paper or email form.

Subtitles have to be in a separate srt file. In exceptional circumstances a film can be submitted for selection without subtitles with prior approval by the organizer. 

Subtitles language: english

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Festival partners are:

  • Zavod Udarnik 
  • Film Factory
  • Academia
  • RTV Slovenija
  • Regional center Maribor.

External partners of Festival affiliate events are:

  • Mladifest, Sežana, Slovenia
  • University of Tarragona, Spain
  • University of A Coruna, Spain
  • University of Lapland, Finland
  • Polytechnic of Zagreb, Croatia




Official Website



Medijski dan
Inštitut za medijske komunikacije
Fakulteta za elektrotehniko, računalništvo in informatiko
Smetanova 17
2000 Maribor

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    January 10, 2017
  • Deadline
    April 01, 2017
  • Event Dates
    31 May — 1 June 2017
Categories & Fees

Films must be under 15 minutes long

  • Deadline — free

Films must be under 15 minutes long

  • Deadline — free

Films must be under 15 minutes long

  • Deadline — free

Films must be under 15 minutes long

  • Deadline — free

Films must be under 15 minutes long

  • Deadline — free
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