Guidelines

Important dates

Submission period April 9 - May 28, 2014
Top 10 finalists announced June 2, 2014
Top 3 winners announced June 12, 2014

Tips for success

Video Tips:

Note: Videos must be under 2 minutes. Accepted file extensions: AVI, MOV,
WMV, MP4, MPEG, FLV, 3GP and 3G2

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.

Rules

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

Language guidelines

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 filmpossible@hollandbloorview.ca