Our History

For the past 20 years, NextFrame International Student Film Festival has been recognized as one of the world’s premiere touring festivals to showcase student work. NextFrame Film Festival toured university campuses, museums, media art centers, and independent theaters throughout the United States and around the globe to share the unique work of student filmmakers with international audiences. Some of our award winners have even been given a chance to screen their work at the Emerging Filmmaker’s Showcase at Cannes, making them eligible for Student Academy Awards.

The touring NextFrame Festival was started by Temple graduate student David Kluft as an MFA project in 1993, and has since showcased work by more than a thousand student filmmakers. This includes the award-winning Kimberly Peirce, as well as many other successes!

NextFrame Film Festival prizes itself in being run entirely for and by student filmmakers at Temple University’s Film & Media Arts department, as it always has been. We dedicate our festival to connecting student filmmakers from all backgrounds and sharing their work with the world. Our new online format will continue to do this far into the future.