At FIN Kids, we bring young people and film together. One of our favourite ways to do that is through our Film Competition presented by DHX Media.

Formerly known as ViewFinders, FIN Kids has changed its name to reflect its status as a member of the FIN family of events and activities. Our mission is the same: to present curated movies and shorts from local, national and international storytellers exploring vast emotional journeys that engage, entertain and invigorate Atlantic Canadians.

The Film Competition is a challenge, an opportunity to connect youth with the film industry and a showcase of Atlantic Canada's best young filmmakers. For many young Atlantic Canadians, this is the first opportunity they have to see their work on the big screen and have it be evaluated by our panel of Industry professionals.

Past competition participants have gone on to present their work at the FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival, other festivals across Canada and the world. Many go on to film school.

So what are you waiting for? Grab a camera, some friends and start making your film today!

Filmmakers must be 18 or under and a resident of one of the four Atlantic Canadian Provinces (NB, NS, NFLD and PEI).

Film Submissions must be under 5 minutes.

Film Submissions must be suitable for all-ages. No mature subject matter (ie. murder, substance abuse, violence, coarse language).

Music must be original copyright, copyright with permission, or public domain.

Film Submissions must be an original work created by the filmmaker or a filmmaking group. The film must be completed without professional assistance (mentoring by an adult, whether professional or non-professional, is permitted, but all hands-on efforts must be completed by the submitting filmmaker.

Film Submissions must have been completed AFTER March, 2018.

Selected Finalist must have their respective parents or guardians complete a Declaration and Release form, which will be sent to them following acceptance.

FIN Kids and the Atlantic International Film Festival reserve the right to use the film for the promotion of the competition and its activities.

Finalists receive two complimentary tickets to the Film Competition Screening in April 2019.