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Friday, October 4th. 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Presented by Massachusetts Production Coalition

A special one day event for students preparing to enter the film, television, and digital media industries!

Come together with fellow film and media students! Student Media Summit features: a  Career Panel with recent college grads sharing insights on launching their careers; Crew Up Lunch networking session for students looking for crew and collaborators; and a special PitchFest contest juried by a panel of experienced professionals with a $1,000 prize!

RSVP to your institution office if you are planning to attend.


Lesley Art + Design

Lesley University, Porter Campus
University Hall L030
1815 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02140

Public Transportation
Porter Square Station (Red Line). Located just 1 block from the Porter Square MBTA and commuter rail station.

Metered parking available on Mass Ave and a pay lot behind University Hall.


  • 9:30 am Check-in

  • 10:00 am Career Panel

  • 11:30 am Lunch + Crew Up Networking Boards

  • 12:30 pm Pitch Session


Career Panel

Learn from recent grads working in the local industry as they discuss their experiences and share advice on starting a career in film, television, or digital media.

Moderated by Brooke Knight, Chair of the Department of Visual and Media Arts, Emerson College

Crew Up Lunch

Grab a slice of pizza and network with fellow student media makers. Looking for collaborators, crew members, or have skills and resources to share? Post your information on the job boards in the lower level of University Hall and match up!

PitchFest for Student Short projects

Have a great idea for a short film? Submit your pitch proposal below!

If your proposal is accepted you’ll have 2 minutes to pitch your narrative, documentary, or animated short film idea to a panel of experienced professionals. All participants will receive feedback from the panel. Prizes for Most Promising Pitch: 1st Place: $1,000 and 2nd Place: $500.


Meet fellow film and media students from..

Bentley University, Berklee College of Music, Boston University, Curry College,
Emerson College, Endicott College, Fitchburg State University, Framingham State University, Lesley University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Middlesex Community College, Suffolk University, UMass Lowell