BCSFF Film Submission Categories

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2022 BCSFF Categories

 

Please see bottom of the page for category definitions.

 

Junior

Animation (Classical/2D/3D/Stop Motion)

Public Service Announcement or Promotional Video (30 or 60 seconds)

Documentary

Music Video

Narrative Drama

Narrative Comedy

Experimental & Alternative Films

 

Senior

Senior Classical / 2D Animation

Senior 3D / Stop Motion Animation

Public Service Announcement or Promo Video (30 or 60 seconds)

Documentary

Music Video

Narrative - overall theme is serious and Dramatic

Narrative – overall theme is Comedic including Mockumentary

Experimental & Alternative Films

Action / Lifestyle

 

Open

Long Form (up to 30 minutes)


 

Category Definitions:

 

Public Service Announcement (PSA) vs. Promo/Commercial: PSAs support a cause/position; commercials/promos are endorsing a product or company.

 

Documentary: Often called a “visual essay”, these are typically educational/informative in nature. If your movie describes a person, place or event, it is likely a documentary.

 

Music Video: A film used to accompany original music.

 

Narrative Drama: Overall theme is serious and Dramatic. An inciting incident, rising action, climax style film. This is the most common form of student movie.

 

Narrative Comedy: Overall theme is Comedic including Mockumentary. Same as above, but with a strong reliance on humour.

 

Experimental & Alternative Films: Stylized content that does not follow a standard narrative or documentary structure.