Film Festival

LUIFF 2022

A student-run showcase for exciting & innovative new work in film! Launched in 2021, the festival seeks to empower new filmmakers & give voice to the next generation of storytellers.

LUIFF 2022 kicks off in the spring of 2022. Follow us on FilmFreeway for submission dates, festival info and much more.

LUIFF 2021

In Spring 2021, Lesley University launched its inaugural Lesley University Independent Film Festival. A student-led festival supported by Professor Kathleen Mullen, the Festival, LUIFF opened this spring and was an open call for short films in these categories: Experimental, Narrative, Documentary, Animation and Music Video Works.

The Festival was held April 24-26, 2021 online, but works will remain up through May 2nd for anyone who couldn’t make it!

Films and Q&As with the filmmakers remain available through registration at the Eventbrite page:

There are wonderful STUDENT Q&A’s with filmmakers, available at the links below to our Digital Filmmaking Students as well:

If you would like further information on the Lesley University Independent Film Festival please contact us at