FilmCAN - Victoria Film Festival

Victoria Film Festival


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

Make a film…
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Win Great Prizes!

The Victoria Film Festival is hosting its annual FilmCAN Competition for students (grades 2 – 12).

FilmCAN Rules & Regulations:

  • Videos are to be uploaded to the Vimeo group: “FilmCAN Entries 2009 – 2020” by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, December 18, 2019
  • Videos must be between 2-10 minutes in length
  • 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 28, 2019 submissions will be judged based on the number of likes and based on a Victoria Film Festival Jury. The winners will not be announced until the Pre-Festival Bash taking place begin in January
  • All entries must have written permission for any copyright material used


Grade 9 – 12:

  • Camera – courtesy of Prince of Whales Whale Watching
  • 1 Spring Break Teen Full Throttle Film Camp from Spotlight Academy 
  • A one-year membership to Adobe Creative Cloud valued at CA$ 790 – provided by Adobe
  • Have your film screened at the Victoria Film Festival
  • Tickets to attend the screening at the Film Festival in February

Grade 8 & under:

  • Have your film screened at the Victoria Film Festival
  • Tickets to attend the screening at the Film Festival in February
  • 1 Spring Break Film Camp for Creative Kids from Spotlight Academy

Both films will be screened at the 26th Victoria Film Festival!

Submit your film to:

(You must a YouTube account to submit)

Dates to remember:

Dec 18, 2019 – Deadline to upload videos to FilmCAN site.

Dec 28, 2019 – Top 5 films in each category go to the jury.

January – Winners announced at Pre-Festival Bash.

Feb 7-16, 2020 – 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 HERE

Helpful links:

Header & homepage slider photo courtesy of Smart Photography Classes

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