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The 2nd Annual Student Film Contest

(ˌfenəˈstrāSHən) n. 1. Archit. The design and placement of windows in a building. 2. An opening in a structure. 

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is a non-profit organization that administers the only uniform, independent rating and labeling system for the energy performance of windows, doors and skylights.  Our goal is to provide fair, accurate, and reliable energy performance ratings so that homeowners can compare different products and make informed product choices. 

The National Fenestration Rating Council is calling students in the U.S. and Canada to submit an original short film demonstrating the different energy performance ratings that are found on the NFRC label (U-factor, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, Visible Transmittance, and Air Leakage).

Click here to find the NFRC label with explanations of each of the ratings.

Creativity is encouraged and all genres are welcome!

Films should:

  • Be five minutes or less, including opening and closing credits
  • Make windows, doors, and/or skylights a central focus of your production 


Scholarships will be given for the best two film entries:

·         First place - $1,000

·         Second place - $500

·        Additionally, the top two films will be screened at the NFRC Fall Membership Meeting, to be held September 21-23, 2015, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The films will also be posted to the NFRC homepage and all NFRC social media outlets. 


Eligible participants must be enrolled at a U.S. or Canadian two- or four-year college or university. Students must be 18 years old or older to enter. 

How to enter

To enter The 2nd Annual Student Film Contest, click here: Short Film Submission. Films should be uploaded privately to YouTube and the link to the film should be included in the contest entry form. There is no entry fee. 


All films must be uploaded and entered by August 7, 2015 for consideration.


Contest questions can be directed to Jessica Finn at

Additional guidelines

Films with explicit language or excessive sexual or violent content will not be considered.

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