The festival involves an open call for work. The student committee makes a poster and sends out letters to area schools and media outlets. The students also launch a social media campaign for the festival and make short films to promote the festival and encourage fellow students to make films. When the student entries are collected, the student festival committee views and judges the work. The committee selects the works to screen and curates a program. The students whose works are selected are notified and encouraged to attend the program. The student committee watches the selected festival entries and selects winning work. On the evening of the festival, the student festival committee acts as the emcee for the evening, greeting the attendees and handing out ballots for the “People’s Choice” award. Then everyone sits back and enjoys the wonderful selection of films. Finally, awards are presented to the best entries of each category and the crowd’s favorite film.
Past award categories include: Best of Animation, Best of Comedy, Best of Music Video, Best of Experimental, Best of Film, Best of Drama, Best of Documentary, and the People’s Choice