F-O-R-M is a Youth Movement on Screen Festival looking to present films from youth ages 15-25 that deliver strong imagery of the human body in action, explore the limitlessness of our physical capacity both creatively and athletically, or offer a sense of choreographic investigation between camera and movement, regardless of the form. In addition, we are looking for innovative concepts, exceptional camera-work and cinematography, usage of experimental editing styles, or clever post-production effects that bring added layers to the subject matter.


-Lead applicant must be 15-25 years of age at time of submission.
-Submitted films must be no longer than 10 minutes in length.

We are excited to announce two different streams to being involved in the festival:
Short Film Applications, and Commissioning Fund Application.
Please Refer to our website for more information on our Commissioning Fund Application and to apply for this section of the festival.

Rules & Terms

-Individuals and groups (“Applicant”) submitting short films to the F-O-R-M for consideration and possible showing must possess all necessary rights and permissions for all video and audio tracks submitted to F-O-R-M. F-O-R-M is not responsible for clearing, publishing, performance or other rights for the short films it screens or promotes on its site or at the festival.
-Those lead artists younger than 18 years old, on December 1, 2016, must send a letter to the F-O-R-M written by your legal representative (e.g., parents) including contact information, which enables you to apply to the festival. Due to legal restrictions we cannot accept applications by people younger than 18 years old without consent from their legal representatives.
-All applicants grant the F-O-R-M the non-exclusive rights to reproduce the video in whole or in part and to showcase the short film for the purposes of the festival or its promotion (until December 31, 2021).
-F-O-R-M retains the right to alter, shorten or cancel the festival, and will not be held liable for compensation in any of these situations. F-O-R-M agrees that upon the event of cancelling the festival, all rights related to the selected submission will revert to the Applicant and where relevant, the Applicant's associates.
-All applicants, by submitting to the F-O-R-M, hereby allow the F-O-R-M to preview the short film. By agreeing to these rules and regulations all applicants pledge that they hold the rights to this film and have the right to distribute this material to the F-O-R-M . All applicants understand that once submitted, their entry cannot be withdrawn. They understand that the F-O-R-M , although they take every precaution, cannot be held responsible for loss or damage of submission materials. If accepted, F-O-R-M reserves the right to keep all short films filed for F-O-R-M educational and archival purposes. If accepted lead artists expressly grant the F-O-R-M the royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to exhibit their short film or video and to use, reproduce, publish, translate, and exhibit any and all publicity materials related to the film, including but not limited to stills, press releases, bios, and trailers, in whole or in part, without limitation to territory, and/or to include said publicity materials with other works in any form, media, or technology. F-O-R-M agrees not to claim these rights in relation to submissions that are not selected for showing.
-All applicants agree to not hold the F-O-R-M , its management, employees and volunteers, as well as any of its funders, sponsors and affiliated entities, harmless from any damages or losses relating to any materials applicants may submit.
-Successful Applicants may not have another public screening of their short film in Metro Vancouver between January 2017 and the F-O-R-M, without expressed permission from the Artistic Director of the F-O-R-M.
-If the Applicant’s film is selected to be shown at the festival, the applicant will be required to submit a high quality, screen-ready, digital version to the F-O-R-M (i.e., the short film must be at least 1080 pixels high, and in MPEG, MOV, AVI, or MP4 format). Failure to submit a video meeting the minimum technical quality requirements by April 15th 2017 may result in elimination from the F-O-R-M.
-Applicant understands that they must be between the ages of 15-25 at time of application and that films can be no longer than 10 minutes. Refunds will not be issues once payment is made.
Last updated September 22, 2016

2 Reviews

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    Tanin Torabi

    This festival was one of the most loving and caring festivals I have ever been in contact with. They were so friendly and helpful. I could not attend the festival personally, but I really enjoyed how the communicated and were in touch with artists. They even also gave artist a small amount of money because of the screening of their films which was very kind of them and I had never faced it in other American or European festivals.
    I cross my fingers for this very lovely team, and am looking forward to send my next film to them next time! :)

    July 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Tanin for the lovely review! It was a pleasure to have you be a part of the festival!

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    Dans PXL

    Although we couldn't go to the festival, they had a fantastic communication team with those who we were selected with our productions. All the info that they gave us and all the promotion they did of the selected works was brilliant. I hope we will be taking part in it next year!

    June 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Dans PXL! It was so great to have your film apart of the weekend!