5-Minute Film Contest

/5-Minute Film Contest
5-Minute Film Contest2018-02-24T14:15:02+00:00

Open to BC Youth under age 19

Announcing 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


Our 2019 Contest Opens in the Fall. Visit this page for details!


  • 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 under age 19 on Jan.1, 2018.
  • Films must have been made since Jan.1, 2017.
  • 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 January 15, 2018.

2017’s Winners:

Best Cinematography
Jerry Liu

Best drama
If My Life Were a Painting
Emily Chan, Kayla Chutter, Darcy Hodgins

Best PSA
Chang, Chloe, Goyal, Aishu, Li, Amy, Kindrachuk, Mia

Best editing
Camille Point, Katie McDonald, Tierney Schutz


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.