The Red Eye Film Festival is a weeklong competition between student teams in Mankato to create a polished and entertaining 3-5 minute short film. The week concludes with a public showcase of all the films.

Registration Ends: Friday, September 16 at 2:00 p.m.
Contest begins: Monday, September 19 at 8:00 a.m.
Films due: Sunday, September 25 at 5:00 p.m.
Film Showcase: Monday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center Theater on the Bethany Lutheran College Campus, 700 Luther Dr, Mankato, Minnesota.


You must be a current student at Bethany Lutheran College, Minnesota State University-Mankato, or South Central College to participate. Each team must have no fewer than three people and no more than seven. If you are not on a team and would like assistance getting onto one, please email Seth Grabow or call 507-344-7528.


In order to receive your prompts and further instructions, each team must be registered by September 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Each team will designate one member as the producer. This person will function as the production coordinator and the main point of contact. To register, complete this form.

Production Guidelines

The prompts will be distributed the morning of September 19 via email to the producers. It is at this point that writing and production may begin. You are not allowed to shoot any of your film before September 19. The final video must be exported as a 1920×1080 H.264 video and delivered to the BLC studio by 5:00 p.m. on September 25.

In addition to the public showcase on September 26, your film will also air on KTV, the Mankato/North Mankato public access channel. It is therefore required that your make your film appropriate for a general audience.