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.

Returning in-person for the first time in two years. The 2022 UWPG Film Festival screenings will be held at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film on the University of Winnipeg Campus. The festival will also continue to offer online screenings of all programs during the festival run so all around the world can participate and watch!

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 (2021/2022) 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 films are maximum 25 minutes.

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 2022 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
  • Mackenzie Leigh

    Such a great and well-organized festival! An incredible programming department and lots of marketing and promotion. Thank you UWPG Film Fest!

    November 2022
  • Declan McKenna

    Truly so grateful to be featured. Amazing selection of work and great communication from the team at UWPG's Festival. Was so exciting seeing everything unfold online - thank you all!

    November 2022
  • Orbit Productions

    Great experience being a part of this festival, responsive and enthusiastic film team!

    October 2022
  • Leila Ahang

    Thanks for your great festival.

    November 2021
  • Peyman Shahmohamadi Movie Distribution

    We were nominated for an award in three important categories this year, and we were able to win a valuable award as well.
    UWPG Film Festival is a warm and regular festival organized in a hopeful way for young and emerging filmmakers. Features of this festival:
    public relations, good support, jury, the festival team and most importantly the esteemed director of the festival.

    October 2021