Winnipeg International Jewish Film Festival : SHORT FILM COMPETITION - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS, Deadline May 1


The goal of this competition is to encourage emerging or established filmmakers and students to submit a short film of their creation, addressing "The Jewish Experience."


  • Open to former or current Manitoba filmmakers (established or emerging) of all backgrounds
  • Filmmakers must be 16 or over.
  • Films must be in English or have English subtitles
  • Films must be under 20 minutes total in length.


All films entered in competition must depict a Jewish theme or express Jewish content: For example, but not limited to, subjects can include Jewish life, culture, history, cuisine, politics, religion, the future of Judaism. Anything you want as long as it expresses a Jewish content.

Films can be any genre: Narrative, documentary, poetry, animation, Claymation, comedy, children's films. You name it!


We are accepting the following method of delivery: Vimeo.

All submissions must be downloadable. We therefore highly recommend creating a Vimeo account and uploading your submission there, and enabling the download option.

NOTE: Please Submit in Vimeo but not in 4K.


There is no entrance fee to submit a film. Entrants can submit as many films as they like. Entrants are asked to fill out an entry application which can be found below or attached. Please fill out a separate application for each film submitted.


Films will be judged by a jury of film professionals and enthusiasts. Winners will be acknowledged during this year's Winnipeg International Jewish Film Festival (May 21-June 7)


Cash prizes for winning films will be awarded


Deadline for submissions: May 1, 2019

For further information or if you have any questions, please email us at

Best of luck to all entrants! See you at YOUR movies!



Name of Film:

Contact details


Short synopsis of film

Short Bio: Tell us a little about yourself

Please fill out this form for each film entered and return it by email to: