PiF Student Film Festivals

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.

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 Toronto Student Film Festival

York Student Film Festival

THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018

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

Grades: K-8

Submission Deadline: May 4, 2018

Submission Process: Please fill out and send the following forms to schools@planetinfocus.org

2017 Eco–Film Lab Toronto Submission Form

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THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018

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

Grades: K-12

Submission Deadline: May 14, 2018

Submission Process: Please fill out and send the following forms to schools@planetinfocus.org. Films can be sent to the same address via wetransfer.com

2017 Eco-Film Lab Ontario-Wide Submission Form

PIF 2017 Project Media Release Form_OntarioWide

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 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.

IN CELEBRATION OF UN WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

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TORONTO STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY

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YORK STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY

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