The Thunder Bay International Film Festival (TBIFF) is an annual celebration of ocean- and Great Lakes-inspired films produced in partnership with the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival.
As part of Thunder Bay International Film Festival, the NEMIGLSI network and Friend's of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary host a Student Film Competition. Students (Kindergarten-12th grade) are eligible to enter individually or as a team, and there is NO entry fee for the competition.
Selected students films will be shown at the Thunder Bay International Film Festival. The Student Film Competition is free and open to the public, and following the Student Film Competition Showcase, there will be a Filmmakers' Panel, where students can learn more about careers in filmmaking.
- Subject matter should focus on the theme, #ExplorationIs, and it should connect to how you explore the world around you.
All film genres will be accepted.
We encourage creativity with all film entries!
RULES & ELIGIBILITY
Entries will be accepted from all students in grades Kindergarten-12th. Entry is not exclusive to organized school programs and is open to all elementary, middle and high school students.
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 be in .MOV format (1080 Widescreen preferred) and must include a completed student submission form. The Thunder Bay International Film Festival (TBIFF) is an annual celebration of ocean- and Great Lakes-inspired films produced in partnership with the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival.