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2022 Public Domain Film and Music Festival Finalist Nominees

All Ten Finalists are eligible for the Best Picture and Audience Choice Award, which will both be announced live at the screening.

(films listed in alphabetical order by title)

Best Screenplay Best Director Best Musical Score Best Acting Performance
  • Just Dinner (Spencer Norton)
  • Mutual (Luke Garrett)
  • No One to Write For (Cameron Cardoza)
  • Veiled (Dallin Webb)
  • Among You (Tanner McKay)
  • Loteria (Maximillian Wright)
  • Mother (James Cutler)
  • Mutual (Matthew VanDenBerghe)
  • Bye Bye Blackbird (Isaac Pickett)
  • Mother (James Cutler)
  • The Winner (Hyrum Kohler)
  • Daybreak (Neve Black)
  • The Winner (Freja Jorgensen)
  • Veiled (Garrett Gibbons)

Come See the Finalists!

Join us for a Free Public Screening on February 18 at 7 PM in the Varsity Theater.

Student film teams had ten days to make a five-minute adaption of creative works newly entered into the public domain. On February 18th, we're handing out up to $3000 in prizes and showing off the finalist films!

Join us for the free screening, where you can vote for the Audience Choice Award. Then, meet teams and enjoy live music at our PDFMF after party.

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PLEASE NOTE: As per BYU Policy, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will be required for admittance to the public screening and After Party.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Effective February 18, 2022, BYU removed the requirement to present proof of full vaccination or negative COVID-19 test to gain access to large, indoor public events on campus. In light of this update, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will NOT be required to gain access to the public screening event and after party. Attendees WILL be required to wear masks for the duration of the event. For more information, please visit BYU's Event and Activities COVID Information Page.

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Win Up to $3000 in Prizes!

Best Picture $1000

Runner Up: $350
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Audience Choice $500

Runner Up: $150
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Best Musical Score $300

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Best Screenplay $300

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Best Acting Performance $150

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Best Director $250

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