SMPTE & Students - Vista Project Deadline is 15 November!

The Vista Project

Lead the Way and add your voice and creativity to the next generation of movie going experiences! You can team up with friends and classmates and be among the first to introduce Interactive Movies to theaters around the world. Submit your essay by 15 November 2016!

Student Film Festival

In collaboration with the Hollywood Professional Alliance® (HPA®), SMPTE presents a Student Film Festival at our Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition in Hollywood, 


Student Paper Award

SMPTE's Student Paper Award honors a Student Member that prepares and submits an outstanding paper dealing with some technical phase of motion pictures, television, photographic instrumentation, or their closely allied arts and sciences. The paper will be published in the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, providing recognition both for the author and the institution at which the work was done. The application form and requirements are online at


Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The Louis F. Wolf Jr., Memorial Scholarship offers $5,000 toward the cost of tuition at the student's educational institution. The scholarship is open to SMPTE student members who are full-time undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Applicants must be majoring in a program emphasizing the engineering, science, advanced technologies, or fundamental theories associated with motion imaging, sound, metadata, and workflows consistent with SMPTE's field of interest, and each must have completed a minimum of four courses toward said major in good academic standing. The application form and requirements are online at


Student Membership Challenge

Your first year of Student SMPTE Membership can be free and renewals are now only $10! Learn more here.

Student Chapters

SMPTE sponsors student chapters at colleges, universities, and institutions where courses are offered in technical areas of film, video and television. Student Chapters provide students with the opportunity to meet industry leaders and professionals, and to interact outside of the classroom with other students and faculty who have an interest in the motion imaging industry. The current list of Student Chapters and their advisors is available here.

2016 NAB Show SMPTE Student Social and Tours

Students had the opportunity to interact with SMPTE Members, including board members, directors and staff, who will discussed their work in the media and entertainment industry and how students can become involved with SMPTE at NAB Show. SMPTE leadership also provided tours of the various NAB Show exhibit halls to students.