The Thunder Bay International Film Festival (TBIFF) is an annual celebration of ocean- and Great Lakes-inspired films.
As part of Thunder Bay International Film Festival, the NEMIGLSI network and partners 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, #FreshwaterIs, and it should connect to your ideas of freshwater resources, like the Great Lakes, mean to you.
All film genres will be accepted. However, successful films will include 80% or more filmed footage or animation, rather than photograph-slideshow elements.
We encourage creativity with all film entries!
RULES & ELIGIBILITY
Entries will be accepted from all students in grades 8-12th. Entry is not exclusive to organized school programs. Group or individual entries are welcome.
Film submissions must be 4 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.