Help us celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Park's proud filmmaking tradition! 

$5,000 in cash prizes awarded!

Film entries are due October 1, 2019.

A gala screening and awards presentation will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 as part of Alumni Weekend. 

Watch for announcements of our celebrity alumni judging panel.

Join hundreds of alums working in the media industry who have been graced with the highly coveted Golden Doorknob Award.

About the Awards

Ithaca College professor emeritus of cinema and photography Gustav "Skip" Landen started the Golden Doorknob competition in 1969 and continued it until his retirement in 1991. Back in those days the films were silent, black and white, and all film students had the same assignment: make a very short film that presents the most imaginative way to kill someone with a doorknob.

The concept has since been expanded so that the “Death by Doorknob” concept may go beyond murder, it may be the death of a relationship, an emotion (such as happiness), or a time in history –anything that comes to an end.

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