5 minute film contest
5 Minute Film Contest for Youth
TERMS OF ENTRY:
- This is an open contest — all genres of films are accepted. In the past, winners have included dramas, comedies, animation, documentaries, and unique films which could not be categorized.
- No professional filmmakers, actors, or other film-industry professionals. This is an amateur contest.
- Contestants must be 15 to 24 years old on Jan.1, 2023 and residents of Canada.
- Films must have been made since Jan.1, 2022.
- Films must be no longer than 5 minutes in length. This includes credits.
- Your film may be played in a theatre for a public audience of all ages during the qathet international film festival, and proceeds from admissions will go to the film festival. Your film may be posted to our website www.qathetfilm.ca our Facebook site or other websites, or shown in future screenings by the Film Festival. Winners may be asked to submit or upload a compressed digital file of their video for the internet as well as a higher resolution screening DVD.
- Depending on entries received prizes may not be awarded in all categories.
- The qathet film festival, its staff, volunteers, and sponsors accept no responsibility for any liabilities, injuries, accidents, or costs incurred in the production, processing or handling of your entry or incurred by you if you attend the qathet film festival and Adventures in Film Camp.
$800 IN PRIZES
2023 Deadline — Monday, June 6, 2023
No Entry Fee
We love receiving your entries to our contest and watching your videos.
There’s so much talent out there!
Announcing the 2022 Winners!
A day in a Life
Comox Valley Art Gallery
Youth Media Project
Resisting by Existing
Resisting by Existing is a poetic meditation on the Indigenous experience by an emerging youth filmmaker.
Best Poetry Film
Powell River Digital Film School
A twist in perception.
Best line ‘I can’t get closure so I’ll have to take your tongue’.
Ji Won Jeong
First episode of Simple People – an ongoing personal project.
We’re starting with Joy and her memories of her playful childhood.
Best Sound Design
Café at Six
Directed by Justin Mao
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Mel Yerna and Ryder Fletcher
Brooks Secondary School
When seventeen-year-old Eleanor finds herself on a blind date that her friend set her up on, she puts everything into question again. Why has she been hiding for so long?