January 21, 2013 to March 17, 2013 – filmpossible is open for submissions
January 21, 2013 to March 25, 2013 – cast your votes for your favourite submissions
March 26, 2013 – “Visibility Awards” are announced
March 26, 2013 – top 6 videos and top 6 photos selected by our judges move to round 2
March 27, 2013 to April 3, 2013 – cast your votes for your favourite finalists
April 4, 2013 – filmpossible winners are announced
Tips for success
Videos under 2 minutes.
Accepted file extensions: AVI, MOV, WMV, MP4, MPEG, FLV, 3GP and 3G2
For some great ideas on how to create a winning video entry, see:
Check out last year's videos too at http://www.filmpossible.ca/browse/entries/cid:7572
Most PCs and Macs come equipped with Movie Maker (PC) or iMovie (MAC):
Windows Live Movie Maker This is a free download for Microsoft Vista and Windows 7 systems. Older XP system should already have Window Movie Maker installed.
iMovie This site has tutorials. Some are free; some have a cost attached.
http://www.lynda.com/ also offers training at a cost.
Photos under 5MB.
Accepted file extensions: .jpg or .gif
For some great ideas on how to take great photos, visit:
Most Macs come equipped with iPhoto.
See official contest rules.
You must be a resident of Canada. (We regret that the contest is not open to residents of Quebec.)
If you are under the age of majority in your province, you need a parent or guardian’s knowledge and consent to enter.
All entries must be submitted through the filmpossible website. The contest is open for entries on January 21, 2013.
Multiple entries are permitted up to a total of 5 entries.
Videos must not be more than 2 minutes. Photos must not be more than 5 MB.
Accepted file extensions for video: AVI, MOV, WMV, MP4, MPEG, FLV, 3GP and 3G2
Accepted file extensions for photos: .jpg, .jpeg or .gif
Videos and photos must be original – created for filmpossible.
Entries must be received by Holland Bloorview no later than March 17, 2013, 11.59 p.m.
Your entry must incorporate the theme - bringing visibility to disability.
Judges look for creativity, emotional impact, film quality, as well as subject and storyline.
You must have permission to use any copyrighted material such as music. Although Holland Bloorview is not providing legal advice, entrants should look for resources/professionals that explain how to license music, such as websites like: http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/music-licensing2.htm. This website offers information about different types of licenses, as well as links to music that is in the pubic domain: http://www.seabreezecomputers.com/tips/freemusic.htm
Any individual who is identifiable in the video or photograph (by name, likeness, image, voice, or picture) must be identified on the entry form and must sign a Release Form.
Holland Bloorview uses people-first language when describing disability (e.g. Pete has a disability vs. Pete is a disabled child). While disability is an essential aspect of a person, it does not define them. Please be respectful how people with disabilities choose to describe themselves. For helpful resources, visit:
Beyond the AP Stylebook
People First Language
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org