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Zoom Film Festival is available to any student in British Columbia, Canada between grades 7 and 12.

A PROP and a THEME will be announced on the website home page at 5pm on Thursday, October 19th, 2023 .

Competing teams have 48 hours to write and produce a short film from 30 seconds to 5-minutes in length.


The film MUST incorporate the given prop and theme. Check below for previous examples.

Films must be submitted via the website by 5pm on Saturday, October 21st, 2023. A submission button will become live at the start of the competition. 


**Please note, prior to the start of competition, team leaders will be sent a link to test their upload speed. Please remember that ANY film submitted after 5pm on Saturday, October 21st will be disqualified. It is the responsibility of the team to ensure that they allot enough time for the upload of their submission.


2022- Toy Boat, "Tradition"

2021 - Turnip, "Redemption"

2020 - Marble "Heavy lies the head who wears the crown"

2019 - Glove, "Haste makes waste"

2018 - Compact Disc, "There's no such thing as a free lunch"

2017 - Stamp, "Blessing in disguise"

2016 - Radio, "Between a rock and a hard place"

2015 - Paintbrush, "Luck of the Draw"

2014 - Postcard, "When one door closes, another one opens"


Junior Category (Grade 7 - 10) and Senior Category (Grade 11 - 12).

Maximum 7 members. 

Films must be produced, directed, planned and technically executed entirely by student team members.

The involvement of parents, teachers and professionals is limited to non-creative roles (i.e. technical advice, funding, etc.) with an exception of actors so long as they are not performing in lead roles.

Actors who are not in grades 7-12 must be indicated clearly on the registration form. 

All competing teams must pre-register with the $50 entry fee to qualify.​


Films must be between 30-seconds to 5-minutes in length. 

Films must be created only within the given 48-hour time frame.


Films must include the given PROP and THEME, announced on the website at the start of the competition. 

Content must be appropriate for an audience of grade 7-12. 


Graphic content, including the use of firearms, is not acceptable and the use of strong language should be avoided. 

By entering this festival you are granting Mulgrave Zoom Film Festival non-exclusive rights to post the film to our website and other media channels and retain an archive copy of your production for the purposes of exhibition, promotion, and education.​


    • Export = 1080p (H.264 codec) preferred, less than 5gb

    • Label = Category-School-Film Title​ 

      • e.g. Junior -Mulgrave -The Big Cheese​

**Please be advised that Zoom Film Festival and Mulgrave School is not responsible for securing permits to film in public spaces. Obtaining said permits is the sole responsibility of each individual team. For more information regarding student filming permits: Vancouver, BurnabyLangley​, North Vancouver and West Vancouver.


  • THE USE OF ANY MATERIAL WITHOUT THE EXPRESS PERMISSION OF THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER IS ILLEGAL AND WILL AMOUNT IN DISQUALIFICATION. By entering Mulgrave ZOOM Film Festival, you are declaring that the material in your production is either entirely original; or, you obtained proper, legal permission to use someone else’s copyrighted material. For popular songs, you must submit copies of express written consent from both the publisher and the record company which state your name, the name of your production, the title of the song, the names of the composer, performer and publisher and any specific limitations on the use of the song. Any entry using a popular song without this documentation will be disqualified. To use copyright images from books, newspapers, television, videos, video games etc., you must have written permission, including material available on the internet. The “Fair Use Clause” in copyright law applies only to very limited and specific uses; it does not apply to any material shown to the public in our festival. Historic footage (i.e. footage from World War II) must be checked thoroughly for the copyright holder. Check the video for a publishing company. This company will need to be contacted to obtain permission. Documented proof indicating permission to use such materials must accompany your entry. This means copies of all letters of permission.

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