2022 FILM SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

Please see bottom of the page for category definitions.

 

Junior (Grades 8-10)

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

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

Documentary

Music Video

Narrative Drama

Narrative Comedy

Narrative Thriller/Horror/Action

Experimental & Alternative Films

 

Senior (Grades 11-12)

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

Narrative Thriller/Horror/Action

Experimental & Alternative Films

Action / Lifestyle

 

Open (Grades 8-12)

Long Form (up to 30 minutes)

*NEW* Mentored Films (up to 10 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.

Mentored Films: These are films that have had significant outside support and mentorship throughout the entire filmmaking production process, but are still made by a student(s). This is an open category for students in grades 8-12.