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Age categories: 



Film categories:

​Narrative Short 

Documentary Short

Music Video




  • Ages 18 and under and created will be enrolled in a secondary or junior school. (This festival is not currently open to university students)

  • Films must be directed by a female (or female-identifying) director. 

  • Screenplay submissions must be written a female (or female-identifying) screenwriter.

  • The length of the film should not exceed 5 minutes

  • Submissions must be received by Feb 2nd.

  • We understand that the junior category participants will often have adult supervision or work within an arts program. These films are eligible if the majority of work is done by the young directors.  Please include the info with your submission.

  • If your film is selected for the live screening, you will be required to submit a DCP format of your film. If you do not have a DCP format of your film, Reel Girls Film Fest can assist you in obtaining one.

How to Submit: 

Please use FilmFreeway

Please include a bio stating your current school, and some quick facts about yourself and your film.


  • Audience Choice Award

  • Best Short Narrative

  • Best Documentary 

  • Best Music Video 

  • Best Screenplay 

  • Best Animation 

Additionally, RGFF often gives awards for Rising Star, Spirit, and Maple Leaf (Best Canadian) awards.  

Reel Girls Film Festival

April 12-23

2021 Festival will be Virtual  Due to Covid

Carlton Cinemas

20 Carlton St

Toronto, ON M5B 2H5

Reel Girls Film Festival proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, the world's #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.

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* RGFF reserves the right to modify the date and/or location. 

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