McGill International Cellphilm Festival


Submissions for 2021 Cellphilm Festival has been closed.

This year’s theme: Transformation

Transformation has been a pivotal force shaping human experience throughout history and modernity, as our world has undergone unique and influential transformations across the fields of education, health, art, technology, and beyond. Across the globe, we have learned to adapt individually and collectively to our circumstances, as well as piloted transformations of our own, bringing new perspectives and ways of living to our loved ones and wider communities. Here is your opportunity to share your original transformation story with others! 
We invite you to send in your submissions, using the following submission form, by May 31, 2021 and join us to celebrate our awardees on June 10, 2021! 

We also welcome as a sponsor, CODE, a proud partner of McGill University and the Institute for Human Development and Well-Being.


Generously supported by CODE & Participatory Cultures Lab: 

  • Best Group Award (3 or more participants) – $500 CAD
  • Best Production Award (filmmaking skills) – $500 CAD
  • Most Creative Content Award (content focused) – $500 CAD
  • Young Filmmaker Award (14 and under) – $500 CAD
  • People’s Choice Award – $500 CAD


  1. Upload your 30 to 120 second (up to 2 minutes) cellphilms onto (don’t forget to make it Public)
  2. Fill out the following 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 10, 2021, 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!

To learn more on Cellphilm Tips, click here and watch this video. 


If you have any questions or concerns regarding the submission process, please do not hesitate to e-mail us at:

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