5MFF Submissions

5MFF Film Submissions

Please read the following guidelines carefully before submitting your film to the 5-Minute Film Festival, then choose the qualifying submission category to begin your application.

Submission Guidelines:

Film submissions must be no longer than 5 minutes.

All entrants must be 13 years of age or older before the date of submission deadline to be eligible for General entry category. If you are younger than 13 years of age by the time of submission, you must submit under the Future Filmmakers category., opens a new window

Deadline for entry forms and film copies:  Thursday, August 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST

Your film must be submitted as a streamable URL link. The link must remain accessible until the end of October 2023.

All films must be submitted at a minimum of 720p resolution.

Film submissions must be in digital format only (no analogue or film formats). Must only be in MP4, MOV, WMV format.

All Film Submissions must adhere to OFRB PG Rating guidelines, opens a new window: Nudity, Course Language, Disturbing Content, Strong Violence, Hate speech or imagery, and Crude Content prohibited.

Creators are permitted up to three film submissions. Each entry must be accompanied by a separate Submission Form.

All applicable licenses and waivers of copyrights, moral rights, trademarks and other such intellectual property rights have been secured by the filmmaker(s).

All contributors (actors, directors, camerapersons, editors, etc.) must be credited at the beginning or end of film.

There is no entry or registration fee.

Foreign language films should be subtitled in English

Film submissions should contain warnings concerning such things as strobe lights, smoke, loud or startling sound effects, strong language, mature or disturbing content, etc.

If your film is selected, a photo of the Director, as well as a short (max 300 characters) bio are required.

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