Rules & Terms

Submission Criteria

• Creators must be current students, faculty members, or alumni of Northeastern University. 

• Submissions are not restricted to students from a particular school or major.

• Work submitted to NXNEU must have been completed within two calendar years of the festival (March 2022 - March 2024).

• Work submitted to be featured in one of our screenings must be video-based and may be of any length or genre. This includes but is not limited to short films, featurettes, feature-length films, video animation, and music videos.

• Work submitted for our screenplay competition must be text-based and maybe be of any length or genre. All screenplays should include a synopsis. 

• Work submitted to NXNEU may be created in or outside of the classroom setting.

• Work that has been submitted to other festivals is still eligible to be submitted to NXNEU.

Incomplete Submission Guidlines

If your project still needs a few finishing touches on February 23 but will be complete by March 22, you can still submit! Simply upload your incomplete work to FilmFreeway and email us at with details about your project and its timeline for completion.

For more info contact with any additional questions.