F-O-R-M is a youth focused movement on screen festival that celebrates the body in motion through film. With video works capturing the body in motion in creative and innovative ways, we present films that:
deliver strong imagery of the human body in motion, explore the limitlessness of our physical capacity, and display choreographic investigation between camera and movement. We look for innovative concepts, exceptional cinematography, or usage of experimental editing styles / post-production effects that further transform movement exploration.

We program unique and diverse films that showcase the body in motion through movement genres including but not limited to: dance, parkour, skateboarding, surfing, soccer etc..

We accept films in many genres including:
-Music Videos
-Etc.. So long as it clearly highlights the body in motion!

We encourage and welcome applications by/and/or featuring artists of all body types and abilities as well as indigenous, POC and LGBTQ2+ communities.

FREE application forms are now available on our website .

Selected artists will be awarded a screening honorarium as well as free admission to all festival screenings and events.

Individuals and groups (“Applicant”) submitting short films to F-O-R-M for consideration and possible showing must possess all necessary rights and permissions for all video and audio tracks submitted to F-O-R-M. F-O-R-M is not responsible for clearing, publishing, performance or other rights for the short films it screens or promotes on its site or at the festival.

Those lead artists younger than 18 years old, before submission deadlines must send a letter to F-O-R-M written by your legal guardian (e.g., parents) including contact information, which enables you to apply to the festival. Due to legal restrictions we cannot accept applications by people younger than 18 years old without consent from their legal representatives.

All successful applicants grant F-O-R-M the non-exclusive rights to reproduce the video in whole or in part and to showcase the short film for the purposes of the festival or its promotion (until December 31, 2025).

F-O-R-M retains the right to alter, shorten or cancel the festival, and will not be held liable for compensation in any of these situations. F-O-R-M agrees that upon the event of cancelling the festival, all rights related to the selected submission will revert to the Applicant and where relevant, the Applicant's associates.

All applicants, by submitting to F-O-R-M, hereby allow F-O-R-M to preview the short film. By agreeing to these rules and regulations all applicants pledge that they hold the rights to this film and have the right to distribute this material to F-O-R-M. All applicants understand that once submitted, their entry cannot be withdrawn. They understand that F-O-R-M, although they take every precaution, cannot be held responsible for loss or damage of submission materials. If accepted, F-O-R-M reserves the right to keep all short films filed for F-O-R-M educational and archival purposes. If accepted lead artists expressly grant F-O-R-M the royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to exhibit their short film or video and to use, reproduce, publish, translate, and exhibit any and all publicity materials related to the film, including but not limited to stills, press releases, bios, and trailers, in whole or in part, without limitation to territory, and/or to include said publicity materials with other works in any form, media, or technology. F-O-R-M agrees not to claim these rights in relation to submissions that are not selected for showing.

All applicants agree to not hold F-O-R-M, its management, employees and volunteers, as well as any of its funders, sponsors and affiliated entities, harmless from any damages or losses relating to any materials applicants may submit.

Successful Applicants may not have another public screening of their short film in Metro Vancouver between June 2021 and F-O-R-M, without expressed permission from the Artistic Director of F-O-R-M.

Successful applicants will be required to submit a high quality, screen-ready, digital version to F-O-R-M (i.e., the short film must be at least 1080 pixels high, and in MPEG, MOV, AVI, or MP4 format). Failure to submit a video meeting the minimum technical quality requirements by July 5th 2021 may result in elimination from the F-O-R-M.

No refunds will be issued once payment is made.

Last updated January 5th, 2021

Overall Rating
  • clotilde Rullaud

    Unfortunately I couldn't attend. But it seemed to be an extraordinary event. Sophia and the entire team have been so easy to communicate with. And I loved the postcard we received to thank us for being part of the festival. This festival is definitely great support for new and established independent film makers!
    Thank you to all the festival team!

    October 2018
  • Sveinung Gjessing

    N-I-C-E film festival! Promotes dance on screen in a superb way!

    September 2018
  • Tanin Torabi

    This festival was one of the most loving and caring festivals I have ever been in contact with. They were so friendly and helpful. I could not attend the festival personally, but I really enjoyed how the communicated and were in touch with artists. They even also gave artist a small amount of money because of the screening of their films which was very kind of them and I had never faced it in other American or European festivals.
    I cross my fingers for this very lovely team, and am looking forward to send my next film to them next time! :)

    July 2016
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Tanin for the lovely review! It was a pleasure to have you be a part of the festival!

  • Although we couldn't go to the festival, they had a fantastic communication team with those who we were selected with our productions. All the info that they gave us and all the promotion they did of the selected works was brilliant. I hope we will be taking part in it next year!

    June 2016
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Dans PXL! It was so great to have your film apart of the weekend!