CSU Summer Arts established the Media Arts Festival in 1991 to give talented students studying film, broadcasting, video, screenwriting, and new media within the 23-campus California State University system an opportunity to present their work for critical review.
A panel of distinguished faculty and industry leaders selects each year’s finalists and winners, and all finalist selections are screened at the festival. Cash prizes and the prestigious CSU Media Arts Festival Award are bestowed on selected work.
The CSU Media Arts Festival uses SlideRoom for submissions. To submit a project to the competition:
1. Create a SlideRoom account. There is a limit of one submission per student. 2. Provide the required information. You can save information and return to the form before the deadline. 3. Upload the project media content with the application. Media files are limited to the following sizes: 10MB for images, 20MB for PDF, 500MB for videos. Links to third-party sites (YouTube, Vimeo) are preferred, however, the entrant is responsible for making sure the link remains active and accessible through the review period.4. Click below to begin the submission process:
Submit to MAF here
You will receive email confirmation once the project is submitted.
For more information, email
Shannon Pringle, call (562) 951-4068, or visit the
Media Arts Festival FAQ page.