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Geneseo Insomnia Film Festival

Geneseo Insomnia Film Festival

You and your team have 24 hours to write, shoot, edit and post a 3-minute video... GO! Your team will compete for prizes against other SUNY Geneseo students in an attempt to incorporate three elements (from a list provided by the GIFF Overlords) into the most witty, interesting, and compelling video. This is a chance for students of all talents to flex their creative muscles and demonstrate a variety of skills, whether they be writers, actors, videographers, or editors. Rally the troops and get started!

2020 Timeline

  • January 1
    Registration Opens
  • March 16
    Spring Break Begins
  • March 20
    Spring Break Ends
  • March 20
    Registrants Past this Point Will Not Receive T-Shirts
  • March 25
    Pre-Event Meeting (Drop in South 345 between 4:30-6PM)
  • March 27
    GIFF Begins
    5:00 PM, Location TBD
  • March 28
    GIFF Ends!
    5:00 PM
  • April 22
    GREAT Day Awards Ceremony (6:30PM Reception Wads Aud)
    6:30, Wadsworth Auditorium
    More details

Prizes

First Place $400 Amazon Gift Cards
Second Place $300 Amazon Gift Cards
Third Place $200 Geneseo Bookstore Gift Cards

 

Video submissions will be judged by a panel of five SUNY Geneseo Faculty and Staff. Each judge will use a subjective zero to five scale in each of the following categories:

  • Impact: Did the judges laugh? Did they cry? Did it make them think?
  • Cinematography: Was the the video visually compelling?
  • Story: How well written, thought-out and portrayed is the story being told using the elements provided?
  • Gestalt: How did the totality of the video strike the individual judge?

2018 Award Winners

Contact Us

Email dolce(at)geneseo.edu
In Person Come Visit the GIFF HQ in South 225A
Phone (585) 245-6111
Facebook www.facebook.com/GeneseoInsomniaFilm
Twitter @GeneseoInsomnia

 

 

Sponsors

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