Submissions: Video

Maneto accepts video submissions from various disciplines within the university. All works considered must be created while an undergraduate at Temple University. Graduating seniors may submit within a year of graduation. Multiple submissions are allowed.


All submissions should be sent to:

  • The subject line should read “Video - Author Name, Name of Piece”

  • Include full title of film, and the full names of anyone involved in the piece and the role they played in its creation.

  • Creator must specify whether submission is a creative piece or a documentary/ research-based film.

  • Submissions will then undergo a blind review process and the creator will be contacted when a decision has been made by the editorial board. If accepted, the film will then enter the editing process.

Format and Style

  • All films should be between 5 and 20 minutes.

  • Films should be submitted as an .avi file. If the file is too big to be sent by e-mail, please send by Google Drive.

  • An abstract (approx. 250 - 500 words) must be included with the submission of the film detailing the plot summary and any other relevant information. If the film is a documentary/research-based piece, please include an abstract (approx. 750 - 1,000 words) as a supplementary written component to the research displayed within the film. This abstract must include the film’s thesis.

    • The abstract should be submitted in a well-labeled .doc or .docx file. It should be written in 12 pt. Times New Roman font. with standard one-inch margins, and double-spaced.

  • It is the responsibility of the creator(s) to obtain permission from the copyright holder to reproduce music or other creative licensing used in the film.

  • Creator(s) must provide release forms for all actors or identifiable persons in the film upon acceptance.

  • All films must have a works cited including any research, music, and/or creative licensing used in the film. The works cited must follow the appropriate formatting guidelines related to the field (MLA, APA, etc.).

  • The film can be in a foreign language as long as subtitles are included.

  • Style of film depends on the creator. But, keep in mind that the submissions will be viewed by various undergraduate, graduate, and faculty editors and a professional style and structure is expected.


  • All works will be subject to a plagiarism review. If it is found that you have plagiarized your work, it will be formally rejected and further submissions for publication will not be considered.

  • Rules regarding plagiarism can be viewed here.

On Creative Commons

Creative Commons is an organization that has released various forms of copyright licenses free to the public. They allow creators to communicate which rights they wish to be respected without having to undergo an actual discussion with those who choose to interact with their work. Though Maneto utilizes CC BY-NC-SA , the Creative Commons license of the individual piece is left to the decision of the author. Maneto encourages authors to choose the CC BY-NC-SA license as well, however Maneto believes it should be the author's decision as to how people can utilize their work. Please describe the Creative Commons license you prefer in your submission email along with your choice on the Author Agreement Form.

CC License Chooser Wizard is a tool to help you find out which Creative Commons license works best for you. More general information on Creative Commons can be found here.