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2020 Thunder Bay International Film Festival Student Film Competition

2020 Theme #GreatLakesAre... Develop a film explaining what the Great Lakes mean to you!
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The Thunder Bay International Film Festival (TBIFF) is an annual celebration of ocean- and Great Lakes-inspired films produced in partnership with the International Ocean Film Festival


As part of Thunder Bay International Film Festival, the NEMIGLSI network and Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary host a Student Film Competition. Students (8-12 grade) are eligible to enter individually or as a team, and there is NO entry fee for the competition. 






  • Subject matter should focus on the theme, #GreatLakeAre, and it should connect to what the Great Lakes mean to you. 
  • All film genres will be accepted.

  • We encourage creativity with all film entries! 



  • Entries will be accepted from all students in grades 8-12th.  Entry is not exclusive to organized school programs.

  • Film submissions must be 5 minutes or less in length (including credits).

  • Films must be produced and made in entirety by student(s) or student teams, but entrants can have an adult mentor.

  • All audio/video/graphic content must be original, copyright free or have written permission, and be properly documented.

  • Video creation tools will be allowed for production, with documented use of such tools.


Final submissions should either be in .MOV format (1080 Widescreen preferred) or online link (Youtube, Vimeo, etc) and must include a completed student submission form

Created on Thursday, January 31, 2019
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