Fault Line Film Festival

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The Fault Line Film Festival at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau is an annual narrative short film competition for university and high school students throughout the Midwest. The festival offers cash prizes and trophies in several categories, as well as a $1000 grand prize to the Best of Festival recipient.

Selected films will be screened at the Bedell Performance Hall, and award-winning filmmakers will be honored during a ceremony after the screening. Attendees have their pictures taken on the red carpet leading into the theater. Enthusiastic capacity crowds select their favorite film for the Audience Choice Award. After the screenings, door prizes are given away, and refreshments are available in the lobby.

This event is made possible through the generous support of Cape Girardeau Regional Airport and Southeast Missouri State University.

2020 Schedule

Local Film Showcase
7pm, April 16th
Bedell Performance Hall

Opening Night
7pm, April 17th
Bedell Performance Hall

Gala and Awards Ceremony
7pm, April 18th
Bedell Performance Hall


Fred Jones
(573) 651-2614
Grauel 016J

Department of Mass Media
One University Plaza, MS2775
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701