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Last call for submissions: 2024 North Shore News film festival

Local filmmakers of all levels, from seasoned professionals to emerging talents, are invited to submit their original works for consideration
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Mountain biker Betty Birrell rides Mount Fromme's Floppy Bunny trail while being filmed for a Patagonia short documentary film. The North Shore News is calling for submissions for a film festival in 2024.

The North Shore News is aiming to host a celebration of the vibrant and diverse filmmaking talent right here in our community via a weekend film festival in 2024.

As a community renowned for its picturesque landscapes and burgeoning film industry presence, the North Shore has become a hub for creativity and cinematic innovation.

Who can submit

We invite local filmmakers of all levels, from seasoned professionals to emerging talents, to submit their original works for consideration. Whether you’re a graduate of Capilano University’s esteemed School of Motion Picture Arts, a local independent filmmaker, or someone with a compelling story to tell through film, we want to showcase the richness of our community’s cinematic voice.

Submission categories

The festival is open to films of all genres, including but not limited to narrative, documentary, animation, shorts and experimental works. We encourage submissions that highlight the unique character of the North Shore and its residents, fostering a sense of community and creativity.

Important dates

Submission deadline: Dec. 31, 2023

Notification of acceptance: Jan. 31, 2024

Festival dates: winter/spring 2024

Submission guidelines

Films must be produced by individuals residing or working in North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Sea to Sky Country or surrounding areas. Submissions can be of any length, but preference may be given to shorter films to accommodate a diverse program. All genres and styles are welcome.

Films must be submitted electronically by the deadline. Submitters must have rights to show films in a ticketed film festival setting.

How to submit

To submit your film please email a link to [email protected]. Please include a brief synopsis, filmmaker bio, and any relevant production details.

The North Shore News aims to create a platform for local filmmakers to share their stories and connect with the community. Selected films will be showcased during the festival, providing filmmakers with an opportunity to engage with audiences and fellow creatives.

For inquiries or more information, contact Matt Blair at [email protected]. We look forward to receiving your submissions and sharing the brilliance of the North Shore’s filmmakers with our community!