Monday, 22 of September of 2014

Broke Student Film Festival

The Broke Student Film Festival Goes International

The Broke Student Film Festival returns for its second year of screening the best student made films from southeast Michigan and, now, from around the world. On April 5th, 2013 at 6:30pm, the Broke Student Film Festival will take over Lawrence Technological University’s Southfield, MI campus with live music, tons of family-friendly fun and, of course, hours of amazing films; all created and produced by student filmmakers. More information about the Broke Student Film Festival can be found online at

In 2012, the Broke Student Film Festival was founded by LTU Film and Video Student Kathryn Ruff( with the mission to give all student filmmakers the opportunity the experience of exhibiting their creations on the big screen.

At the inaugural BSFF, also hosted by Lawrence Tech University(, 14 films representing 4 local colleges; Lawrence Tech, Wasthenaw Community College, Oakland Community College and Schoolcraft College were screened at absolutely no charge to the students or the audience.

This commitment to making the BSFF freely accessible to all comers is at the heart of the Festival. It also makes our Festival completely dependant on the generous support of our wonderful local sponsors. Last year, in addition to Lawrence Tech’s support, the Broke Student Film Festival was sponsored by M-1 Studios, Dino’s Lounge, Vogue Vintage, Chazzano Coffee, Ferndale Film Festival, Screen Artist Collective, Uptown Entertainment, Schoolcraft College, and Sweet Thing.

At the screening, the Festival will be awarding prizes based on the votes of a jury of film industry professionals. The judges will choose winners in: Marketing, Acting, Sound, Cinematography, Editing and Best Overall Film. The audience present on April 5th will also be able to vote for their favorite film and a special Audience Choice award will be presented.

This year, the Broke Student Film Festival celebrates its second year by going global!  As of this release, with more than two weeks remaining until the submission deadline, the Festival has already received more entries than in all of 2012, including submissions from the United Kingdom and India.

The 2013 International Broke Student Film Festival is poised to be bigger and better than last year in every way! The enthusiasm among the student community in southeast Michigan and around the world is undeniable and the response from the community has been nothing short of sensational.

For more information, please visit our website at, or contact Kathryn Ruff at Please join us on April 5th at 6:30pm on the Southfield, MI campus of Lawrence Tech University for the 2nd Annual Broke Student Film Festival!