Youth Filmmakers Showcase

Youth Filmmakers Showcase

The Youth Filmmakers Showcase (YFS) brings together the best film and video made by youth from across British Columbia. Are you a filmmaker or aspiring filmmaker? This is your chance to show us what you can do with a camera, your imagination and maybe a little help from your friends.

2014 submissions are now closed. Check back in May for the 2015 submission form

Simply upload your film to your YouTube account, and send the link to If selected as a finalist, your film will be showcased on the big screen during the festival, and will be eligible to win great prizes!

A jury of film industry professionals will deliberate on the finalists and award prizes accordingly. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Best Lighting and/or Sound, Best Acting, Best Original Screenplay, Best Direction, Best Picture and Audience Award.

Submission Criteria:

  • YFS is open to filmmakers who are, as of September 1, 2013, 19 years of age and under, or are attending either Elementary or High School as a student (grades 1-12).
  • Entrants must be residents of British Columbia.
  • Individual and group entries will be considered. Adult participation must be limited to a supervisory or actor role.
  • Submission must not have been selected previously as part of the Youth Filmmakers Showcase or the R2R Film Festival.

Technical Requirements

  • Any film or video format may be used in production. However, accepted entries must be submitted on DVD. The DVD copy must be a final screening version of the submission. The DVD must not contain menus.
  • Running time must not exceed 7 minutes.
  • R2R encourages the use of original music. If selected as a finalist, the filmmaker(s) will need to obtain the rights to use that music.


  • The Entry Form must be signed and mailed to our office, postmarked no later than January 24, 2014
  • Upload your film to YouTube by January 29, 2014 at 5pm PST.

View the Video Gallery of previous winners here.