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Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Student Film Contest!

Student movies will be screened before each of the Maritime Film Festival feature films, Tuesday evenings in March at 7pm in Rizza Auditorium.


1st place. The Edge of Space: Over the Radio Horizon

Submitted by Zachary Harmon. Featuring Aaron Lamb, David Conway, Denek Marshall, Tanner Crowley, Michael Ellis, Brendan Standaert, Gabriel Saldana, Andrew Wilson, Captain Fred Reiman

March 7th, before Deepwater Horizon


2nd place. Outta My Element

Submitted by Sam Taylor. Featuring Ben Yuse, Austin Blue

March 14th, before Expedition to the End of the World


3rd place. Bear Cruise 2016

Submitted by Will DuBois

March 21st, before Lifeboat


4th place. My Day in 30 Seconds

Submitted by Nina Takamoto

March 28th, before Song of the Sea


Hope to see you there to support the creative efforts of our students!




Cal Maritime invites all students to enter its third Student Film Contest!

Let your creativity shine through and be recognized by the campus community. Films may be made by individuals or groups. 


  • Films must be all original work, including audio

  • Films should be shorter than 10 minutes

  • Content needs to be appropriate for a general audience

  • Films can cover any topic—they don't need to be maritime-related

  • GoPro video cameras and mounts are available from the Cal Maritime Library.


  • Submissions are no longer being accepted.



First Place: $50 Cal Maritime Bookstore gift card
Second Place: $25 Cal Maritime Bookstore gift card
Third Place: Cal Maritime hoodie from Bookstore


Winning entries will be selected by the Maritime Film Festival Committee. Winners will be contacted via email. The judges' decision will be final.

Winning films will be screened before the feature films of the Maritime Film Festival.

QUESTIONS? If you have any questions about the competition or its rules/guidelines, please contact us at calmaritimefilm@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing your videos!

View winners from previous years


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