The BC Student Film Festival
British Columbia’s only student film festival organized by the media teachers of this province to recognize their exceptional student filmmakers. The BCSFF is open to every BC student; elementary, junior secondary, and senior secondary. It’s a celebration of growing talent with viewing nights and workshops taught by industry professionals over two days and three nights in May hosted by VanArts and Vancity.
There are 2 ways for students to participate in this film festival:
First, students can submit entries in various categories and age groups. The submissions will be judged by industry professionals and festival alumni. Nominations will be given for up to 5 films in each category. In addition there are overall age group awards and film crafts awards, as well as best overall student filmmaker. The award-winning films will be screened at the festival itself, and the awards will be presented at the festival. Scholarships, trophies, and prizes are awarded.
The second way students can participate is by attending the festival itself — 2 days of workshops with industry professionals by day, screenings by night, fun activities and meeting other students who share a passion for filmmaking. For teachers, it is an opportunity to network with other media educators, raise the benchmark of work in media arts in their programs, learn more about media arts, generate excitement among their students, and receive recognition for work in their programs – which can assist down the road with funding and support from school districts, administration and their communities.