Freiheit (dir. George Lucas, 1966)

Number 15 in our selection of student films for our Student Film Month is George Lucas‘ Freiheit – one of a handful of short films he made while studying at USC Film School. It shows the attempted escape across the Berlin border of a German student whilst the soundtrack talks about freedom.

Another of Lucas’ student films was Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB, which he wrote and directed in 1967. The film won first prize for a dramatic film at the National Student Film Festival, which brought him to the attention of Steven Spielberg for the first time. It was reworked into the feature film THX 1138.

Student Film Month
In celebration of student filmmakers everywhere and our Student Film In Transit competition, we’ve launched Student Film Month at Cannes in a Van. Every day throughout February, we’re publishing a student film from somewhere in the student film-sphere. It might be a student classic like the 1965 long-short Boy and Bicycle from a young Ridley Scott… an award-winning masterpiece… or a film directed by you.

We’ll be publishing a wealth of moving images from the infamous to the obscure, each film worthy of it’s place on our humble little stage. So what’s stopping you picking up that mouse, tablet or phone and sending us your own student short? You never know where the big yellow van might take you!

We’re even hosting a special Student Film Screen Social very soon in London so look out for more on that by joining our mailing list.

It’s simple to submit…
Email us at and tell us what you’d like to show, then fill in the Screen Social submission form (please include details of production) and we’ll do the rest!

We look forward to screening your film.


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