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 YouTube Playlist: “FilmCAN 2022” by 11:59 PM on Friday, December 17, 2021
    • Use the link here to be able to add your videos to the playlist, you need to be able to collaborate on the playlist to be able to add your videos to the playlist
      Link to collaborate on YouTube
  • 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 27, 2021 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 on January 7, 2022
  • All entries must have written permission for any copyright material used

Great Prizes for Grade 9 – 12  and Grade 8 & under

Including a 1-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud

Both films will be screened at the Victoria Film Festival!

Submit your film to:


(You must have a YouTube account to submit)

Dates to remember:

Dec 17, 2021 – Deadline to upload videos to FilmCAN site.

Dec 27, 2021 – Top 5 films in each category go to the jury.

January 7, 2022 – Winners announced at Pre-Festival Bash.

Feb 4-13, 2022 – 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, contact us!

Helpful links:

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