Do you have a passion for creative storytelling? Showcase your talent at the Breaking Waves Film Festival, an annual event that features short films from all over the world. The event takes place on picturesque Long Island, Nova Scotia. This quaint fishing village rests within the Bay of Fundy, home of the highest tides in the world. Come for the festival; stay for the breathtaking scenery. We hope to see your short film submission.

Audience Choice Prize TBD
Judges Prize for Nova Scotian TBD
Judges Prize for Canadian entries: TBD
Judges Prize for International entries: TBD

Film submissions must be 2 minutes or under (not including credits).

Each video may be submitted in one category only.
If your film originates outside of Canada it is considered International.

Video content and style is determined solely by the applicant.
All entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges, whose decision will be final.

By submitting to this festival, you agree to allow the organizers of the Breaking Waves Film Festival to use your video, in part or whole, for presentation at the festival, as well as for promotional purposes prior to and after the event. Promotion may include using your video on our Youtube channel, Facebook and other media.

Overall Rating
  • This festival had great communication and it gave new life to a film that had not been screened in a little while. Thank you BWFF and Nova Scotia.

    August 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for submitting!

  • Kevin McGuiness

    This was a terrific film festival. I was lucky enough to have my short film "The Bump In My Nose" screen at the "Breaking Waves Film Festival" and they were very organized and provided terrific communication.

    August 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for submitting! Your film was definitely enjoyed by our audience!

  • Emma Catalfamo

    A very prompt response from the festival and great communication! I wasn't able to attend the actual festival unfortunately.

    November 2017
  • Moonsik Chung

    It was my great opportunity to show my short media art at 2017 Breaking Waves Film Festival. Unfortunately, I have no chance to be at the festival. Next time ALWAYS.

    August 2017
  • Very lovely to have been a winner in the festival. All we need now is a co producer, please pm me if you have a idea.

    August 2017