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When is the submission deadline?

Check out our FilmFreeway page for all submission details!

When do I find out if I my film was selected?

After the submission deadline, the videos are shortlisted and juried by a youth jury, and then curated to form a 90-minute festival program. We will let you know in September if your film was selected for the touring festival.

When is the Reel Youth Film Festival?

The festival premiers at the Vancouver International Film Festival in October (we announce the exact date in September). The Reel Youth Film Festival then continues to screen in communities across North America, until the following October.
You can check out the tour schedule here.
And find out about screening the festival in your community here.

How many films can I enter?

There is no limit to the number of videos that you can submit. However, it is unlikely that more than one film from the same filmmaker would be selected, so please choose your best work.

Is it okay if an adult helped me direct or edit the film?

It's okay if you had help from some one over age 20, as long as the majority of the creative and artistic direction and production was by youth.

Can I use some one else's music in the video?

Yes, but only if you have permission from the artist that created the music. As well as crediting the musician at the end of your film, please include the permission from the artist with your submission.

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