WINNING PRIZES SPONSORED BY
OUR JUDGES ARE SOME OF MOST EXPERIENCED AND INFLUENTIAL PROFESSIONALS IN THE TV & FILM INDUSTRY
MAKE A SHORT FILM
Using popular music in your home movies is ok. Using them where you make a profit or to put them on the web (youtube) is a copyright infringement.
Here are some Links to royalty free music websites
Royalty Free music Links
Your Short can be Up to 7 minutes in length, 2 minute minimum
Subject Matter is your choice
• No gratuitous violence
• No nudity
• No profanity
File format: NTSC video .mov, .mp4, m4v
File must be less than 300 mb for on-line submissions or 2 gigs for DVD submissions.
Aspect Ratios: 2.35:1, 2.40:1, 1.85:1, 16:9 (1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720)
Deadline for submissions is midnight February 15, 2017
See Submission page for links and address
Link to "Tips on compressing your video for submission"
You can upload your video & entry form (pdf only) at the following link. Rising Star Film Entries
Please send DVD submissions to Rising Star Student Film Festival
Robert Thirsk High School
8777 Nose Hill Drive NW, Calgary AB T3G 5T3
Entries will not be returned
Download Official Entry Form ( It must be included with your entry).
The technology available for film-making now is incredible,
but I am a big believer that it's all in the story.