Re-imagine

a community challenging discrimination,

a safe space,

a decolonized world,

an equal opportunity for all on the margins,

a new way to live together …

Share your ideas and stories, and change the world! Create a cellphilm!

As the world twists and turns, the 10th edition of the McGill International Cellphilm Festival invites you to look through the critical lens of cellphilm (cellphone + video) production. To produce  a cellphilm use your cellphone creatively to craft a short film on re-imaginings. How can we confront issues of gender inequality? How can we challenge structural racism? How can cellphilming be an activist tool ?

We invite cellphilm submissions of up to 2 minutes in length. Submit your cellphilm through our online application at

internationalcellphilmfestival.com/submit

by June 3rd,2022.

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  1. Upload your 30 to 120 second (up to 2 minutes) cellphilms onto Youtube.com (don’t forget to make it Public)
  2. Fill out the Online Submission Form and press Submit button. 
  3. Check your email inbox to make sure you have received the confirmation letter from us. 
  4. Mark June 15th, 2022, on your calendar to join us for the virtual cellphilm festival  

Note:  All submissions must be filmed using a mobile device, although other technologies can be used for editing if required. We also welcome entries that follow a ‘one-shot’ or ‘no editing required’ process. All ages and any genre or form are welcome!

PRIZES

Generously supported by CODE (This link open in new tab) Participatory Cultures Lab

Community Engagement Submissions

This year we are inviting communities to submit cellphilms for special consideration in the Community Engagement submissions category: $1200 and $800 will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place. For the purpose of this festival a community is 4 or more people coming together to create a cellphilm.

Whether connected through online groups, gathered in the same place, or sharing a culture or identity, your community can tell stories about what re-imagining might look like. In the submission form you will be asked to include a description of your cellphilm and what the you learned about your community through the cellphilm creation process.

Cellphilms will be evaluated based on the relevance to the theme Re-imaginings, how well they communicate a message concerning a social issue, as well as production quality and creativity.

Individual Submissions

We invite individuals, aged 15 and up, to submit a cellphilm for consideration in the Individual submissions category. $1000, $500 and $300 will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

Cellphilms will be evaluated based on the relevance to the theme Re-imaginings, how well they communicate a message concerning a social issue, as well as production quality and creativity.

Youth (9-14) Submissions

We invite individuals, aged 9 to 14 to submit a cellphilm for consideration in the Youth submissions category. $400, $200 and $100 will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

Cellphilms will be evaluated based on the relevance to the theme Re-imaginings, how well they communicate a message concerning a social issue, as well as production quality and creativity.

8 and Under Submissions

This category is for those aged 8 and under who wish to submit a cellphilm. Cellphilms will be evaluated based on creativity, and relevance to a separate theme, It’s Not Fair.

All those who submit Cellphilms will receive a special Certificate of Participation from the McGill International Cellphilm Festival.

FESTIVAL DATE

Join us  virtually for the 10th edition of the  McGill International Cellphilm Festival

on June 15th, 2022.


Contact us

thecellphilmfestival@gmail.com