The Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games will be taking place January 12-22, 2023 in the Village of Lake Placid, the site of many epic winter sports moments through the years. This 11-day international festival will feature competition, ceremonies, music and culture.

Save Winter, an integral part of the Lake Placid 2023 event, is a movement to unite all of us who love winter to work as one to save the season of snow. This inaugural Save Winter Film Festival explores the intersection of climate change and winter sports calling for submissions by all levels of winter athletes and lovers of winter from across the globe.

Save Winter is calling for video submissions of 2 minutes or less that respond to the question of how climate change is affecting winter sports in your part of the world and how you feel about winter? How does it affect training, and competition or just doing your sport for fun? Combined film shorts will tell the story of climate change through the lens of winter sports. Telling your story in a compact timeline can be powerful. When combined with other short videos into one long film, it will be amazing!

Films can be created on any high-resolution device 4K or higher including 4/5G phones or video cameras. They can include dialogue but must not have a music track. Videos should be uploaded directly in raw format. Video size should not exceed 10G and should be directly uploaded to Film Freeway and not through a third party such as Vimeo or Youtube.

Longer feature films will also be shown during the Save Winter Film Festival and will share stories from professional filmmakers ultimately inspiring snow and ice lovers to take action.

Filmmakers whose videos are selected will receive an official Save Winter Film Festival T-shirt and will be recognized during the Festival and in the final film credits.

All videos must be made during or after 2021
Video shorts must not exceed 2 minutes
Video shorts submitted will be selected by a panel of judges to be edited into a feature-length compilation video to be shown at the discretion of the Lake Placid 2023 FISU Winter World University Games and the Save Winter Film Festival.
Filmmakers may submit more than one film.
Video size should not exceed 10G and should be directly uploaded to Film Freeway and not through a third party such as Vimeo or Youtube.
By submitting to us, you are giving us the right to edit your film into a feature-length compilation.
By submitting to us, you are giving us ownership of the film with all rights reserved.
By submitting to us, you give us the right to screen your film in front of a live audience and distribute on social media channels and other digital platforms at our discretion.
All films must be submitted without a music track
All films with non-English dialogue must contain sub-titles.
We may promote clips from your film on social media to promote the Lake Placid FISU 2023 Winter World University Games and Save Winter Film Festival
We retain the right to change the date and venue of the Save Winter Film Festival under any circumstances. All those whose film submissions have been selected for the final compilation will be notified.
Any technical issues with the submitted films are 100% the responsibility of the filmmakers. If, at the time of film selection your video file doesn’t work it will be subject to rejection.
By submitting to us you agree to our terms and conditions, and we reserve the right to update our terms and conditions at any time.
Please provide the relevant info, including:
1. A film title.
2. The name(s) of the filmmaker(s)
3. A brief introduction for your film (100 words or less)
4. Location(s) where film was shot
5. Contact information for the filmmakers (phone, email)
6. Age(s) and college(s)/universities of filmmaker(s)
7. Home country of filmmaker(s)