We are pleased to announced the Emmy Award Winner & Producer of AMC's "Hell On Wheels and Fargo" Michael Frislev is one of our judges at this years festival. Michael has in past events provided invaluable feedback to up and coming filmmakers.

Congratulations to our Winners: Watch them on our website www.risingstarfilmfest.com

2019 Festival submissions will be accepted starting February1st, 2019 Featuring Industry professional Judges from the world of Television, Film, Theatre and Music- (See Our website for Judges list)

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This festival was created by the Robert Thirsk High School Film Club students. It grew out of our passion to make fun and interesting films and videos. It is designed to be an annual event. We welcome your feedback
If you have a questions you can send your email to

Videos have to have been created in 2018 or 2019 to qualify.
This festival is open to all international entries.

If you make the Finalists you will be required to provide proof that your are or were registered as a student during 2017/18 academic year.

Prizes from previous years have been awarded by our sponsors Red Giant Software, Winner Plaques, Speedlook software, Black Magic Software,Movie Passes. TOP 3 AWARDED PRIZES we will have similar prizes this year. TBA

Student Only!-If you are not registered, or cannot prove you were registered, as a student at the time the film was made you will be disqualified.
No Music Videos or Animations for 2019

Overall Rating
  • Samuel Fullerton

    Great contact and a lovely response for my film.

    March 2017
  • MilkMoostacheMovies .

    I wasn't able to attend the festival, but so I'm incredible happy that this festival is bringing exposure to young filmmakers trying to get there start in the world, and I wasn't honored to have my film featured in this years festival :)

    March 2017