New Tecumseth Youth Film Festival Rules and Information


Hello Participants!

New Tecumseth Youth Advisory Committee in partnership with the New Tecumseth Council and the Circle Theatre will be hosting a Youth Film Festival June 8th at the Circle Theatre! To enter the NTYFF you must be 18yrs or younger and have a permanent address in New Tecumseth (Alliston, Beeton, Tottenham and surrounding area).

Your film must be less than three (3) minutes long. You film can cover any range of film style, from documentary to horror to drama to comedy. You film must fall under a PG rating which is defined as: some material may not be suitable for children. The movie may have mildly strong language and some violence, but no substance use or physical abuse. No nudity. If your film does not fall under these guidelines it will not be admitted into the festival.

Your film must be formatted in the highest quality possible for the large screen and surround sound. Your film must be digitally 10x7.5inches or 1024 x 768pixes at 96dpi or higher. If you film contains music it must be royalty free or proof of licence must be submitted with film. If your film contains any music that does not follow these guidelines it will not be considered for the festival.
You film must contain original material only. Any material plagiarized will not be considered for the film festival.

You film must be submitted to the Circle Theatre (19 Victoria St. East Alliston) no later than Friday May 25th at 9:00pm. Submissions will be received in the form of a properly labelled envelope including a well labeled USB Drive, submission form with all of the participant’s information and all required waivers. Please note that all submissions will be viewed by a judging committee and if your film is deemed
inappropriate or is formatted in poor quality it will not be presented on the evening of the film festival. Cash prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Best overall film
  • Best editing
  • People’s Choice
  • Best Local Vibe

Disclaimer: if there is a large volume of submissions to the New Tecumseth Youth Film Festival tickets per entry will be distributed  accordingly so that each participant and guests will be able to attend. If you have any further questions please contact Christine at the Circle Theatre.

We look forward to viewing your submission!

- The Youth Advisory Committee and the Circle Theatre team

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