Victoria Film Festival


Make your masterpiece

Kids! Do you have a great idea for a short film that you want to share with the world?


Make a film..
Upload it…
Win Great Prizes!

The Victoria Film Festival is hosting it’s annual FilmCAN Competition for students (kindergarden – grade 12).

FilmCAN Rules & Regulations:

  • Videos are to be uploaded to the vimeo group: “FilmCAN Entries 2016 – 2009” by 11:59 PM on Monday December 19 2016
  • Videos must be between 2-5 minutes in length anything longer will be disqualified
  • Indicate whether you are a Jr.-category ( K-Grade 8) or Sr.-category (Grade 9-12) student and which school you attend (if applicable)
  • The competition is open to all students on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands
  • Dec 29 2016 submissions will be judged based on amount of likes and based on a Victoria Film Festival Jury. The winners will not be announced until the Pre-Festival Bash.
  • All entries must have written permission for any copyright material used


Grade 9 – 12: One Canon HF R700 with 57x zoom

One-year membership to Adobe Creative Cloud

One full scholarship for a 6 day course at the Gulf Islands Film & Television School (room & board not included)

Grade 8 & under: One full scholarship for a 6 day course at the Gulf Islands Film & Television School (room & board not included)

Both films will be screened at the Victoria Film Festival

Submit your film to:

(You must create a Vimeo account to submit)

Dates to remember:

Dec 19, 2016 – Deadline to upload videos to FilmCAN site.

Dec 29, 2016 – Top 5 films in each category go to jury.

Jan 3, 2017 – Winners announced at Pre-Festival Bash.

Feb 3-12, 2017 – Winners screened during Victoria Film Festival.

Young filmmakers can get assistance from a film professional who can provide suggestions, feedback or even a little help with finding props or locations!

Questions? Need filmmaking support? Check out the tutorials on the FilmCAN Vimeo site, and if those don’t answer your questions, simply email

Helpful links:


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