Pickering Public Library accepting submissions for 5-Minute Film Festival

PICKERING, ON (June 25, 2021) – The Pickering Public Library (PPL) is accepting submissions for its 3rd annual 5-Minute Film Festival (5MFF).

The 5MFF celebrates the best short films under 5 minutes in length. Films can be documentary, fictional, animation, stop-motion video, or of any other genre!

New this year is the “Future Filmmakers” section, which allows filmmakers under the age of 13 to participate by submitting a film!

Members of the public who are interested are encouraged to submit a film. No experience? No worries! Filmmakers of all skill levels are welcome. PPL is offering a variety of workshops throughout the summer to help along the way.

Submissions are due by August 29 at 11:59 pm.

The 5MFF gala will take place on September 26. At the gala, selected films will be screened, followed by an awards ceremony.

Visit pickeringlibrary.ca/5MFF to learn more.

Media Contact:

Joel Sutherland
Manager of Client Experience
Pickering Public Library
905.831.6265 ext. 6233



Pickering Public Library is an award-winning library serving 95,000 City of Pickering residents across 31,000 households with over 41,000 active library card accounts. Operating under the guidance of a Board of Directors, the library is primarily funded through municipal contributions and is comprised of three locations that provide excellence in client experience.

The Library strives to create a connected, intelligent and successful community through innovative technology, programs, outreach, collections and services for all residents.

Staffed by over 60 permanent employees who are committed to making a difference within the community, the library lends almost 1 million items, receives over 515,000 visits, delivers programs and events for almost 28,000 attendees, provides over 33,000 research and technology assists, and provides almost 1.7 million internet sessions each year.

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