Student Film Festival
Planet in Focus invites classes and eco-clubs from Toronto and York Region schools to submit short environmental films to screen at the Planet in Focus Student Film Festival(s) that take place each June.
SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN
Potential Topics: food security, climate change, waste reduction, energy conservation, water pollution or any environmental theme of your choice.
Genres: PSA, animation, live action, drama, comedy
Format: MOV or WMV
Maximum Run Time: 4 Minutes
Toronto Submissions Deadline: May 4, 2018
York Submissions Deadline: May 21, 2018
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns about the submission process.
Rachel Parent will be awarded this year’s Rob Stewart Youth Eco-Hero at the 2018 Student Film Festival
STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL FAQ
What is the film festival?
Elementary and high school students are invited to submit films to Planet in Focus that will be screened at a gala event in the applicable regions. Students, parents, teachers, etc. are invited to attend the gala to screen the short films.
What is the objective of the film festival?
To draw attention to the United Nations World Environment Day (June 5), promote environmental awareness and showcase EcoSchools activities at elementary schools.
Will my film be accepted?
PiF will endeavour to screen as many films as possible at the gala event. It is not possible to guarantee that all submitted films will be included in the gala. However, PiF intends to showcase all the films on their website and select films at our main festival in Toronto, October 2018.
What if I need help with the filmmaking?
PiF can arrange for a professional filmmaker to visit your school to work on story-boarding, film shooting and/or film editing. Fees could potentially be subsidized depending on the school region.
Are media release forms necessary?
Media releases are required for all students involved in the production of the films.
Students get the celebrity treatment at our ‘paparazzi’ photo booth!