Open to Youth 15 – 24

Announcing the 2109 Winners!

Best Drama
Chloe Yin, A Darker Shade of Blue
Port Moody Secondary School

 

Best Documentary
Khaled Ahmad, Mohamed B., Rami Al Mitwali, Fouad Hammond, Mohamed & Rami’s Story
Reel Youth

 

Best Experimental
Brittney Appleby, Devoid
Emily Carr University of Art + Design

 

Best Animation
Shay La, Night Terrors
Powell River Digital Film School

 

Best Music Video
Léa Sapphire, Bad Child
Youth Media Project, Comox Valley Art Gallery

 

Best Cinematography
Kaiwen Zhenggu, Director: Mengxue Ziam, Soul Pawnshop
Emily Carr University of Art + Design

 

Best Editing & Sound Design
Islay McKechnie, Caged
Youth Media Project, Comox Valley Art Gallery

 

Best Script
Brandon Gane, Bury Me in Red
Youth Media Project, Comox Valley Art Gallery

$500
IN PRIZES

Prizes Awarded in the following categories

  • Best Documentary
  • Best Drama
  • Best Experimental
  • Best Editing
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Script
  • Best Sound Design

Entry deadline
February 15, 2019
No Entry Fee

The Contest is now closed. Winners will be announced at our public screening on March 10, 2019 at the Patricia Theatre. Admission by donation.

Download a PDF of our poster to print and share!

TERMS OF ENTRY:

  • This is an open contest — all genres of films are accepted. In the past, winners have included dramas, comedies, animation, documentaries, and unique films which could not be categorized.
  • No professional filmmakers, actors, or other film-industry professionals. This is an amateur contest.
  • Contestants must be 15 to 24 years old on Jan.1, 2018.
  • Films must have been made since Jan.1, 2018.
  • Films must be no longer than 5 minutes in length. This includes credits.
  • Your film may be played in a theatre for a public audience of all ages during the Powell River Film Festival, and proceeds from admissions will go to the Powell River Film Festival. Your film may be posted to our website www.prfilmfestival.ca our Facebook site or other websites, or shown in future screenings by the Film Festival. Winners may be asked to submit or upload a compressed digital file of their video for the internet as well as a higher resolution screening DVD.
  • Depending on entries received prizes may not be awarded in all categories.
  • The Powell River Film Festival, its staff, volunteers, and sponsors accept no responsibility for any liabilities, injuries, accidents, or costs incurred in the production, processing or handling of your entry or incurred by you if you attend the Powell River Film Festival and Adventures in Film Camp.
  • Films must be submitted and received by Friday February 15, 2019.

The 2018 Winners

Best Drama
Chloe Yin, The Child Who Walks Backwards
Port Moody Secondary, Port Moody

 

Best Experimental
Chloe Yin, Compliance
Port Moody Secondary, Port Moody

 

Best Editing & Special Effects
Shailen Tailor, Quixotic
Port Moody Secondary, Port Moody

 

Best Cinematography
Meira Gimenes, Perception camera
Heritage Woods Secondary, Port Moody

 

Best Script
Amanda Blake, To You
Heritage Woods Secondary, Port Moody

 

Best Sound Design
Andrew Enevoldson, Nonsense
Carihi Senior Secondary, Campbell River

 

Best Concept
Kaylin Schober, Millenial Housing Crisis
Chatelech Secondary, Sechelt

 

Best Comedy
Carrie Chen, This is How I Never Confessed
Port Moody Secondary, Port Moody

 

 

INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR ADVENTURES IN FILM CAMP?

As well as entering our 5-Minute Film Contest, you can contact your local Rotary Club to apply for a sponsorship covering film camp fees.

The Film Camp facilities are wheelchair accessible.

YOUTH SPONSORS

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