2018 Film Festival Rules and Regulations

  1. The 2018 Film Festival is open to persons living in Canada with Type 1 Diabetes between the ages of 14-28 years, as of July 1st, 2018.

  2. The theme of the 2018 Film Festival is “What I Don't Tell My Endo”. But regarding this summer’s festival ‘theme’, it’s important to note that submissions need not be a literal reflection of the theme. That is to say, creative interpretations are more than welcome. T1DTTN reserves the right to make decisions regarding any video’s validity in terms of theme.

  3. Videos can be up to 5 minutes in length.

  4. The prize for first place video is $500 CDN. There will also be runner-up prizes (to be announced). All prizes must be accepted as awarded with no substitutions. Prize winning videos will be determined by the decisions of our festival's jury members. The jury’s decisions are based on criteria such as creativity, technical quality, emotional impact, how well the film fits the theme, etc. The decision of the jury is final.

  5. There is no limit to the number of (or qualifications of) people involved with the production of the video. But there must be at least one person, aged 14-28 and living with Type 1 Diabetes in a key creative role (director, writer, performer, etc). That person must be the official ‘submitter’ of the video.

  6. The videos must not contain any inappropriate sexual or language content or use any unlicensed music or visual content. T1DTTN reserves the right to disqualify any video from competition for any reason at its sole discretion if it judges the video unsuitable for the festival (e.g. distasteful jokes about living with diabetes, etc.). Videos must also be acceptable within YouTube’s content guidelines.

  7. Submitters may make more than one submission to a maximum number of 3 videos per submitter. The video can be one that was made prior to July 1, 2018, but extra jury points may be awarded to videos newly created for the festival.

  8. Submitters must complete the online entry form to qualify located here. There is no entry fee to submit to the festival. All videos must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo and set for public viewing, or sent to the festival via WeTransfer.com. By submitting your video you grant the festival a non-exclusive license in perpetuity to copy and distribute your video for screening within the context of The Festival and to use portions for promotional purposes.

Good luck to all of those who enter this year's festival.