Tim Needles founded the The Strictly Students Film Festival in 2003 to help film and media students have a showcase for their work and connect to each other. In the first five years the festival grew to include nationwide then later worldwide audiences and participants.

The annual festival has 6 categories of work: Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Comedy, Experimental, and Screenwriting as well as a graphic design competition for packaging and posters. The festival is free for both submissions and audiences and also holds a free student filmmakers "bootcamp" each year where students can learn from industry professionals.

The Strictly Students Film Festival Website- www.strictlystudentsfest.com

Click here to see some examples of the award winning films.