The Study Abroad Film Festival asks IES Abroad students to capture the spirit of study abroad—both what it means to you, and how it redefined your world.

We know you have an amazing story to tell and we don’t want to just hear it, we want to see it. Make us laugh. Make us cry. Teach us. Challenge us to think about the world that we live in. and move us to do something about it.

We move your world. Now it’s your turn to move ours. We invite you to submit your short films—up to three!—that encompass the spirit of study abroad and how it redefined you!

Find out how it works and be sure to read the Terms & Conditions before submitting your film.

Questions? Contact Amy McMillan (AVP of Marketing) at or at 800.995.2300.

Looking for study abroad film programs? Check out all of our programs with film courses here.


We’re still pinching ourselves over all the media coverage our 2016 Film Festival Finalist’s received. From TV, to radio, to print, watch all of our students’ news segment features!