📽️ Our 2022 Study Abroad Film Festival Finalists Are Here! Vote for Your Favorite!

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We are pleased to announce the four Finalists in our 8th Annual Study Abroad Film Festival! 

This year’s Finalists include inspiring, high quality, creative short films that explore identity, discovering oneself through new experiences, and living in the moment. 

Through these visual journeys, the Film Festival helps increase the awareness of the benefits of studying abroad to new audiences, as well as helps raise IES Abroad scholarship funds to send even more students abroad.

  • To date, the IES Abroad Film Festival has raised more than $70,000 for students’ scholarships.
  • Over a span of eight years, more than 160 colleges and universities have been represented through 500+ student film submissions, all documenting the various experiences at IES Abroad study abroad and internship programs around the world. 
  • Film submissionss were viewed and narrowed down to four Finalists by a prominent jury of directors, editors, producers and screenwriters, all of whom are either IES Abroad alumni or film studies faculty from the organization’s international Centers.

How to Vote for Your Favorite Film

You can vote now through October 5th. The film with the most votes will be our Grand Prize Winner! , and all votes are confidential until the winner is announced at the IES Abroad Film Festival awards ceremony on Wednesday, October 12th, 6 p.m., and Venue SIX10 in Chicago. 

Vote Now

Attend the Film Festival on October 12th in Chicago

Yes, it's true! After two years, our Study Abroad Film Festival is back in-person on October 12th at Venue SIX10 in Chicago! Grab friends and family and join us as we watch this year's top study abroad films on the big screen, witness the live announcement of the winning film, and celebrate study abroad and film at our Film Festival reception! 

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Check Out the Finalists

✰ “standby” • Griffin King • London - Study London, Fall 2021 • Indiana University

✰ “Feel so Free” • Teri Newman & Stephanie Rivera • London - Study London, Spring 2022 • University of Rochester

✰ "Not My Life” • Clarence Angelo Lilley • Milan -Business Studies, Fall 2021 • Indiana University

✰ "Coming to Berlin” • Zeke Winitsky • Berlin - Language & Culture, Summer 2022 • Penn State University

“This year’s Finalists capture the spirit of study abroad and its importance better than we could have imagined.”
Amy Ruhter McMillan • Senior Associate Vice President of Marketing and Founder of the IES Abroad Study Abroad Film Festival
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