Since 2002, UWPG Film Festival has showcased the work of post-secondary filmmakers from across North America. The festival provides the opportunity for emerging filmmakers to screen their work – a key component to the filmmaking process. The festival is free to submit to and attend. In 2020, the Festival opened up to International student filmmakers, and will continue to do so moving forward.

The UWPG Film Festival selections committee nominates some of the best of the best shorts for a variety of awards. Some of our long-standing awards include Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography... etc.

Our award prizes vary between cash prizes, prize packages from sponsors, award plaques etc.

In order to be eligible to submit to the UWPG Film Festival:

1. You must be either a recent graduate of a post-secondary institution in the last academic year (2019/20) OR a current student at a post-secondary institution.
2. In order to submit, you must either be the writer, director or producer of the submitted work.
3. You can submit a maximum of 2 films per applicant.
4. There is a length restriction of 30 minutes for all UWPGFF Shorts Programs.

Any more questions? Visit our F.A.Q.

Terms & Conditions:
All materials (including but not limited to photo stills and the submitted film) will be retained by The UWpg Film Festival and will be used for various promotional purposes, including but not limited to local, national and international press and electronic media. For films selected for the festival, UWpg Film Festival reserves the right to screen the entry at the festival and to include the work in retrospective programs at future festivals. UWpg Film Festival may also use portions of accepted films for festival and tour montages. UWpg Film Festival will retain a copy of the film for the permanent library, along with all promotional materials. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold UWpg Film Festival harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. By submitting the above-named film for entry in the 2020 UWpg Film Festival, you agree to be bound by the terms stated on this entry form. If you have any questions about the rights and releases, send your inquiry on our contact page.

Overall Rating
  • Maria Nazareth Araújo

    Couldn't be happier to be selected to such a great festival. Amazing lineup and great use of technology in a covid era. The festival also had a great social media presence! Thanks UWPG!

    November 2020
  • Omneya Tollar

    I am grateful for the opportunity UWPGFF gave me to showcase my work online! and the people involved seem nice!!! and there were people's cool films included!!!! dance party!!!!!!!

    October 2020
  • Tamás Rebák

    the festival team was very helpful and kind, thank you for selecting us!

    October 2020
  • Amazing festival with a great line-up. Astonishing and outstanding is their social media presence! This fest will be a tour de force in the years to come.

    October 2020
  • Sovan Dutta

    Great experience with UWPG Film Festival. It is a good international forum of films.

    October 2020