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2024 Student Film Submissions

Local category open to Ontario high school student filmmakers only.

Accepted Student Films

  • Students whose submissions are selected will have their films screened and celebrated in a theatre setting in front of a large audience comprised of fellow students, industry professionals and local film enthusiasts.
     

Student Film Runners-up (2)

Each runner-up will:

  • have an opportunity to attend VFF's prestigious Awards ceremony.

  • receive a $1500 contribution towards the department of their school that supported them
    (Arts, Drama, Communications Technology, etc.).

  • be presented the $1500 school contribution onstage in front of over 600 guests made up of industry professionals,
    dignitaries and local film enthusiasts.

  • New, yet-to-be-announced 2024 Lumix full frame model (1 Body + 1 Kit) 

 

Winning Student Film

The winning student will:

  • have an opportunity to attend VFF's prestigious Awards ceremony.

  • receive a $3000 contribution towards the department of their school that supported them
    (Arts, Drama, Communications Technology, etc.).

  • be presented the EIPMA Student Film Award and $3000 school contribution onstage in front of over 600 guests made up of industry professionals, dignitaries and local film enthusiasts.

  • Prized with 1 Lumix DCS5M2K professional camera 

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Happening
June 17-20, 2024

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*The prizes listed above are for the current VFF 2024 festival season. The prizes are subject to change for subsequent years.

SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

Submissions Close January 31, 2024.
See Submission Form for More Details.

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Educator Testimonials

“What an incredible event for these young filmmakers. It will be a night they will remember forever.”

  • Jason Luke - Film Teacher at Tommy Douglas Secondary School
     

 

"Participating in the Student Screening and the Awards events were amazing experiences for my students, as well as a valuable networking opportunity for me to connect with other educators and industry professionals. My students were beyond excited and truly felt recognized. I know they view having their film nominated as a major accomplishment and will remember participating in VFF as a highlight of their high school experience. They have begun working on their next submissions already! It is undeniable that you have fuelled their passion for filmmaking! Thank you sincerely for everything you do to support and recognize student films."

  • Anna Wilson - Visual Arts and Technology Teacher at Richmond Hill High School 
     

"I am an educator that attended this year’s VFF and I have to say I was impressed from start to finish. There was constant communication and the organizers were friendly, professional and seemed to genuinely be passionate about the arts and promoting young filmmakers. My students were chosen as finalists and they were made to feel important and valued. We left the student screening and the happiness on the students faces lasted for weeks after. We were then invited to attend the gala that was an unreal experience for my students, where they had the opportunity to connect with industry professionals and other young filmmakers. They will be talking about this experience for years, and I thank everyone involved for organizing such an amazing event.” 

  • Ellie Geronikolos - Teacher at Thornlea Secondary School

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