BCSFF Film Submission Categories


2022 BCSFF Categories


Please see bottom of the page for category definitions.



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

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


Music Video

Narrative Drama

Narrative Comedy

Experimental & Alternative Films



Senior Classical / 2D Animation

Senior 3D / Stop Motion Animation

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


Music Video

Narrative - overall theme is serious and Dramatic

Narrative – overall theme is Comedic including Mockumentary

Experimental & Alternative Films

Action / Lifestyle



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.