Call for entries
The 2019 FIN Kids Film Competition Call for Entries is officially open for Atlantic Canadian youth ages 18 and under. This youth film competition, presented by FIN Kids and DHX Media, is an opportunity encouraging young people to create their very own short films, five minutes or less, to share with an audience on the big screen.
Easy and free to enter, past competitors have gone on to pursue careers in the film industry and to even show their work at FIN Atlantic International Film Festival and beyond. Submissions close Friday, March 8, 2019.
For more information about the FIN Kids Film Competition, visit finkids.ca.
In November 2018, the FIN Kids Festival Tour, designed to expose Atlantic Canadian youth to films beyond the standard Hollywood fare, as well as filmmaking and storytelling—in the hopes that they will be inspired to make their own movie for the FIN Kids Film Competition—drew over 5000 students. French attendance was up by 30% in Nova Scotia, for a total of over 1500 students attending the French day at the Dartmouth stop alone.
Presented by FIN Atlantic International Film Festival in partnership with Cineplex Entertainment, this year’s highly successful FIN Kids Festival Tour brought youth-friendly festival movies and film workshops to Yarmouth, Dartmouth, Sydney, Charlottetown and Saint John.
Offering the most diverse program yet, the tour provided a varied program of films from the Atlantic Provinces, Canada, and internationally. Topics covered ranged from multiculturalism to technology to environmentalism to inclusivity, checking off a variety of curriculum outcomes and objectives for teachers. The Festival Tour also introduces students to the wonderful world of filmmaking through hands-on media workshops. The tour brings in local industry professionals so that students can see strong examples of a local career in film, storytelling, and the arts, showcasing that such employment in their communities is possible. This year’s presenters included filmmaker and actor Taylor Olson, producer and editor Frank Savoie, and Ubisoft creative director AJ Morales.