IMPORTANT: Film submissions are now CLOSED.
What do we want?
Films that are about disability culture.
Films on any subject that were produced, directed and/or written by people with disabilities.
Film Submission Format:
All films must be submitted as a video file and uploaded to PTFF as per the instructions in the PTFF Film Entry Form
- Deadline: September 30 (postmark).
- Please read carefully and then fill out a separate Entry Form for each film.
- There is NO entry fee.
- Films may be any length.
- Films must be in English, dubbed in English or sub-titled in English.
- National and international films are welcome.
- Films are accepted in the following categories: animation, documentary, drama, education, performance.
- All films must be submitted as a video file and uploaded to PTFF as per the instructions in the PTFF Film Entry Form.
Download your PTFF Film Entry Form here:
This is not an on-line application.
Make sure you save the form to your computer or print off a copy.
Why do we do it?
Media festivals are usually "good time" events. We want everyone to participate in this event and feel they have been entertained, learned something new or have a greater understanding of disability. We also want to connect with other communities around the world making it possible to gain a global understanding of what's happening with disability culture. Film is a wonderful way to do this.
How can I contact you?
Please click here to view our contact page.
Why should I enter my film/video in your festival?
Picture this...film festival is both a competitive and exhibition festival. So, you may enter your film to compete for an award and your work becomes available to a wider audience. Films are selected to be screened during the annual festival in February, then Picture this...on the road takes different selections of films to other places.
How do you make my work available to a wider audience?
In three ways:
1. All award winners and honourable mentions are automatically screened during the main festival in Calgary, as well as many entries that have not won awards. Also, all entries are available to be screened in our Picture this...on the road series of mini-festivals and themed programmes.
2. Your entry is available in the Picture this...private screening booth which means anyone attending the festival can watch your film during festival hours. This is great for people who missed the original screening or want to see a film again. It is also a great way to see a film that was entered into the festival but not in the programme.
3. Picture this... on the road goes out from Calgary to other locations near and far taking selections of films to audiences that are not able to attend the main February festival in Calgary. This includes venues in Alberta, other parts of Canada and around the world.