Indigenous Film Festival Hosts Short Film Contest for Students

St. Thomas University will host its second Indigenous Film Festival laster this semester (date TBD). The Indigenous Film Festival showcases and celebrates Indigenous filmmakers while creating a greater understanding of important Indigenous subject matters. 

This year, we are pleased to be showing a series of films by Indigenous and non-Indigenous filmmakers and hosting a student film contest for post-secondary and high school students. Selected film submissions will be featured at our Film Festival and the top films will be awarded prizes.

If you are a student studying in New Brunswick, you are eligible to enter the film contest. Please read the rules below to ensure your participation. Once you have read the rules, please fill out the rest of the form as a way to register. Please only register if you intend on participating. We will be in touch with all the registrants with additional details and updates after the deadline.

Please note that there are two categories under which students are eligible to participate. Please ensure you choose the appropriate category to ensure your registration is accurate.

Category One: Indigenous post-secondary or high school students are eligible to create a film regarding any Indigenous subject matter.

Category Two: Non-Indigenous post-secondary or high school students are eligible to create a film regarding allyship.

Deadline to register is Friday, December 17, 2021 at 11:59pm (Atlantic Time) for post secondary students and Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 11:59pm (Atlantic Time) for high school students.

Rules and Guidelines for Participating in the Indigenous Film Festival Contest:

  1. This form must be fully completed to confirm your participation in the contest part of the Indigenous Film Festival. Please note that the form is due no later than Friday, December 17, 2021 at 11:59PM (Atlantic Time) for post-secondary and Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 11:59pm (Atlantic Time) for high school students.
  2. Films must be completed and submitted no later than February 11th, 2022 at 11:59PM (Atlantic Time) to the following email:
  3. After submission, the selection committee will review all entries and select which films will be shared at the Film Festival (date TBD).
  4. We invite submissions on a wide range of subject matters as long as they are respectful and appropriate. Please contact the email below if you are unsure if your topic meets these requirements.
  5. We recommend that the films be no longer than 15 minutes in duration.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you can send them to