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submission faq

Learn more about our submission policy, and check out what screened last year.


what is the purpose of this festival?

The purpose of the UWpg Film Festival is to screen as many student films as possible in front of other students and to encourage and foster communities among youth, students and the existing local industry.

who is eligible to submit?

Any post-secondary student from any institution is eligible to submit, provided you are either a Manitoba Resident OR living in Manitoba during the 2018/19 academic year. These students may have graduated or may not have continued their studies into the 2019/20 academic year.  

how many films can i submit?

You can submit up to 2 films. 

IS THERE A LENGTH RESTRICTION ON MY FILM?

The maximum length for submissions is 30 minutes. Please consider that this is a short film festival. 

I GRADUATED THIS YEAR, AND NOW I’M NO LONGER A STUDENT. CAN I STILL SUBMIT?

Yes! Graduated filmmakers are eligible to submit if they were students during the 2018/19 academic year.

i go to school outside of manitoba. am i eligible to submit?

If you go to school outside of Manitoba but are a Manitoba resident, or if you have recently moved to Manitoba - this is a great opportunity to showcase your work here! 

I’m a student now. can i submit a film from when i wasn’t a student?

All work must be created when the filmmaker was a student. All submitted works must be completed after January 2018.

I’M A STUDENT AND WORKED ON A FILM, BUT DIDN’T WRITE, DIRECT OR PRODUCE IT. CAN I SUBMIT IT?

A film is eligible if a student holds a credit on the film as writer, director or producer.  

i submitted my film online, how do i know the festival has received it?

Once you have submitted your film(s), you should see a confirmation load on the following page. If you do not, please email uwpgfilmfest@gmail.com and we will check the status of the submission for you.

when will i know if my film is selected to screen at the festival?

We will be in touch with you through email by October 9th, 2019.

who is judging my film?

We’ve assembled a team of industry professionals. Our selection jury will be released on our website soon.

what nomination categories are there?

We will be releasing the nomination categories soon.

is the event free? can non-students attend?

Yes, the event is entirely free. Free to submit and free to attend. All are welcome to attend the festival.

I submitted my film last year and it didn’t get in. can i resubmit the same film?

Yes, you can resubmit your film. Like all submitted films, there is no guarantee your film will play at the festival.

my film has licensed music in it. can i still submit it?

Yes, unlike other festivals, we allow films to screen with licensed music. We encourage filmmakers to own the rights to the music in their films because it provides the option to submit the film to other festivals, however.

can i submit a rough cut?

Yes! On your submission, please let us know you will be providing us with a final cut. Please be advised, your film will be judged on the version you have submitted.

Have a question that wasn’t answered here? Email uwpgfilmfest@gmail.com


READY TO SUBMIT?

Great! Submit through our online form

We're excited to see your work.