Submission period April 9 - May 28, 2014
Voting period April 9 – June 4, 2014
Top 10 finalists announced June 9, 2014
Top 3 winners announced June 12, 2014
Note: Videos must be under 2 minutes. Accepted file extensions: AVI, MOV,
WMV, MP4, MPEG, FLV, 3GP and 3G2
For some great ideas on how to create a winning video entry, see:
Most PCs and Macs come equipped with Movie Maker (PC) or iMovie (MAC):
- Windows Live Movie Maker This is a free download for Microsoft Vista and Windows 7 systems. Older XP system should already have Window Movie Maker installed.
- iMovie This site has tutorials. Some are free; some have a cost attached.
- http://www.lynda.com/ also offers training at a cost.
See official contest rules.
- You must be a resident of Canada. (We regret that the contest is not open to residents of Quebec.)
- If you are under the age of majority in your province, you need a parent or guardian’s knowledge and consent to enter.
- Entries must be submitted via the website: www.filmpossible.ca. The contest is open for entries on April 9.
- Multiple entries are permitted - you can submit a total of 5 entries.
- Videos must not be more than 2 minutes.
- : AVI, MOV, WMV, MP4, MPEG, FLV, 3GP and 3G2
- Videos must be original – created for filmpossible.
- Entries must be received by Holland Bloorview no later than May 28, 2014, 11.59 p.m.
- Your entry must incorporate the theme "bringing visibility to disability". The judging panel "Jury" will also look for creativity, emotional impact, film quality, as well as subject and storyline.
You must have permission to use any copyrighted material such as music. Although Holland Bloorview is not providing legal advice, entrants should look for
resources/professionals that explain how to license music, such as websites like: http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/music-licensing2.htm.
This website offers information about different types of licenses, as well as links to music that is in the public domain: http://www.seabreezecomputers.com/tips/freemusic.htm
Holland Bloorview uses people-first language when describing disability (e.g. the Pete has a disability vs. Pete is a disabled child) because,
while disability is an essential aspect of a person, it does not define them.
Remember, we need to respect how people with disabilities choose to describe themselves. For helpful resources, visit:
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org