As part of celebrating Canada's 150 anniversary, YFF is helping to mark this occasion through a film competition that highlights Canada’s diverse and inclusive culture.
This account is associated with the Grade 9 to Grade 12 submissions. This is a competition for youths from Grades 9 to 12, with winning films being selected for screening on City Saskatchewan Television and at festival events/activities
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada, as this project was made possible through the Canada 150 program
Awards & Prizes
The winning films will be screened on City Saskatchewan Television and at festival events/activities
Rules & Terms
Is currently resident in Canada
- The child or youth submitting the film must currently be living within Canada; citizenship is not required to take place in the project.
All high-school age youth, from Grade 9 to Grade 12 are eligible to submit a film to this project.
Is not currently enrolled in a post-secondary (University, College, or Trade School) program.
- No one, of any age, who is enrolled in any form of post-secondary program is eligible to enter a submission in this project.
Schools, Youth Organizations, and Other Organizations are eligible to submit entries.
- Submissions may come from schools (as part of a class project, for example), or from youth organizations (such as Scouts Canada, The Girl Guides, 4-H Club, etc), and other organizations (Church Youth Groups, Daycare Centres, Museum Youth Programming, etc.)
All videos must be 4 minutes, or shorter, in length.
- This includes time for any opening or closing credits; videos cannot be longer than 4 minutes in any circumstance.
All videos must be submitted digitally to the festival through FilmFreeway; a submission link can be found on the festival website (www.yorktonfilm.com/youth-film-competition).
- Submissions must be sent digitally to the Festival through the FilmFreeway portal on our website. DVD submissions will not be accepted.
- A written transcript must be accompanied with each submission. Please email your transcript in word format to firstname.lastname@example.org
Consent and Release forms must be submitted for ALL persons appearing in the video and must be submitted as part of your entry.
- All children and youth appearing in the video must complete and submit the Consent and Release form as part of this packet. Failure to submit the forms will result in the video being disqualified from consideration.
No copyrighted materials (Video, Music, Photos, etc.) may be used in the film, unless licensed by the filmmaker/organization. Royalty-free (non-copyrighted) materials may be used if licensed by the filmmaker/organization.
- Any other media appearing in the video (photos, film clips, audio recordings/music) must be licensed in order to be used. Proof of licensing may be requested by the Festival and failure to provide it will result in the video being disqualified.
No distinguishable logos on clothing, props, or other materials may be used in the video.
- On clothing, no major visible logos may be shown on video. The same rule is applied to props (such as pop cans/bottles, cereal boxes, etc.)
- All videos must be received by the March 15, 2017 submission date. No late entries will be accepted.