Victoria Film Festival puts focus on student work

FilmCAN competition open to students from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands

  • Thu Nov 20th, 2014 7:00pm
  • News

The Victoria Film Festival’s 2015 FilmCAN competition for aspiring middle school and high school student filmmakers is open to budding filmmakers from schools on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands to create a short film, two to five minutes in length. The winning films will be shown prior to a feature film screening at the 2015 Victoria Film Festival taking place Feb. 6 to 15.

“It’s inspiring to see the talent in our region, and FilmCan is an annual showcase of the community’s youngest filmmakers and a glimpse of the future potential for Canadian film,” said Kathy Kay, festival director.

Last year’s junior category winner, Carson Freeman, won a scholarship to the Gulf Island Film and Television School while the senior category winner, Olivia Sorley, won a fully loaded, 27-inch iMac computer and a yearlong, unlimited subscription to Adobe Creative Suite and Cloud service. The 2015 FilmCAN prizes will be announced at a later date, but include a yearlong subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud.

Entrants must currently attend school on Vancouver Island or the Gulf Islands to qualify for one of two age categories: Juniors, Grade 8 and younger; and Seniors, Grades 9 through 12. The videos must be between two and five minutes in length, including credits. Submission for the 2015 FilmCAN competition must be uploaded to Vimeo and added to the FilmCAN group by 11:59 p.m. Dec. 21.

To learn more about the FilmCAN guidelines visit: http://vimeo.com/groups/filmcan.

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