A unique experimental TV, Film Festival Workshop dedicated to autobiographical projects which highlight psychological self-reflection.

Anyone who has imagined featuring their life story as a film on the big screen at the cinema or festivals...or the small screen--Netflix, Amazon, Crave, Hulu...or Fire TV.

Dreaming is FREE the Hustle will cost much more....

Consider workshopping your story on The Dyonne Lewis TV Talk Show.

The insight gained from audience feedback could prove invaluable in the development of your story.

We don't need projects that are perfect, just ones that are "real".
And we only want the three-minute highlight reel,

Send us your best segment edited or flowing in a stream of consciousness so long as the end result is 3:00 minutes including closing credits of 10 seconds.

Give us 3 minutes of your life story magic...experimental video project.

You decide on the topic...

We have workshopped personal narratives about individual transcendence and the journey towards one's authentic self.

Tackle the individual's struggle to integrate a forgotten or lost part of their identity.

The work may examine enlightenment gained mindfully.

And certainly, it may approach self-discovery by looking at disenchantment brought on by lost illusions.

The project may also speak to an unsettling shift in consciousness.

Adjudication is based on peer analysis of each piece according to the survey, culminating with 1st Place Winner, plus 2nd Place, and 3rd Place Mentions:

TV Film Festival Workshop Online Screen Awards:
Audience Choice...
Autobiographical Screen Idea for Development
Submission Guidelines:
Film submissions must be no longer than 3 minutes
All entrants must be age eleven (11) or older before the date of submission deadline.
Deadline for entry forms and film copies: Saturday, January 31st, 2020 at 4:59 PM EST
All films must be submitted at a minimum of 720p resolution.
All Film Submissions must adhere to OFRB PG Rating guidelines: Nudity, Course Language, Disturbing Content, Strong Violence, Hate speech or imagery, and Crude Content prohibited.
Creators are permitted up to three (3) film submissions. Each entry must be accompanied by a separate Submission Form.
Your film must be submitted on a streamable URL link. The link must remain accessible until the end of September 2019.
2019 5-Minute Film Festival
Film submissions must be in digital format only (no analogue or film formats). Must only be in MP4, MOV, WMV format.
All applicable licenses and waivers of copyrights, moral rights, trademarks and other such intellectual property rights have been secured by the filmmaker(s).
All contributors (actors, directors, camera-persons, editors, etc.) must be credited at the
beginning or end of film.
There is no entry or registration fee.
If your film has dialogue that is not English and is not subtitled, you must include an English dialogue script.
Film submissions should contain warnings concerning such things as strobe lights, smoke, loud or startling sound effects, strong language, mature or disturbing content, etc.
If your film is selected, a photo of the Director, as well as a short (max 300 characters) bio are required.
Selection Process:
- TV Film Festival Judges look for excellent execution in technical production, unique concepts, and storytelling. At the end of the day, it can come down to just our personal opinions – this is not the Canadian Screen Awards, after all!
- There are no specific categories for films entries.
- Screening Awards will be given out for the following categories: Best Film, Best Directing, Best Cinematography, Best Editing.
- Ajax Central Library and Town of Ajax Staff will not be eligible for Screening Awards and
Prizes. They can however, still submit their works for screening.

Terms and Conditions:
- Upon selection for screening, Liberty Media Productions shall reserve the right to save (in the form of download) and upload your content to The Dyonne Lewis Show channel for exhibition world-wide. All works shall be credited.
Upon selection for screening, Liberty Media Productions shall reserve the right to use imagery from your film to promote it via all media platforms, in perpetuity.
All Film Submissions must adhere to OFRB PG Rating guidelines: Nudity, Course Language, Disturbing Content, Strong Violence, Hate speech or imagery, and Crude Content prohibited.
Liberty Media Productions is not responsible for any lost items and content submitted during the course of this festival.
Judges reserve the right to reject any film at their own discretion.
Ajax Public Library and Town of Ajax Staff will not be eligible for Screening Awards and
Prizes. Liberty Media Productions will not provide any compensation for production costs of your film.
All expenses are the responsibility of the creator(s).
- The views and opinions expressed in your film do not reflect those of the Pickering Public Library
and City of Pickering.
2019 5-Minute Film Festival

There will be 3 film laurel award winners.

Bring your authentic voice. Reveal your truth. Make a digital impact.