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MAY 13 - 18, 2024

THE JARICO FILMS FOR YOUTH & DSBN STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL

ONE WEEK OF MOVIE MAKING MADNESS

THE FESTIVAL IS DIVIDED INTO THREE COMPONENTS

MONDAY MAY 13, 2024

SHSM WORKSHOP
DAY

FOR ICT, ARTS & CULTURE AND BUSINESS SHSM STUDENTS.

Students will participate in Workshops, Seminars and Breakout Sessions led by industry leaders and mentors.

TUES MAY 14 - THURS MAY 16, 2024

THE 72 HR SHORT FILM CHALLENGE

DSBN SCHOOLS COMPETE FOR AWARDS AND PRIZES.

 Over the course of three days student teams of six will be paired with mentors from the film industry and challenged with producing a short film in less than three days.

MON MAY 13 - SAT MAY 18

EVENING EVENTS & SCREENINGS

FOR FAMILY, FRIENDS

& FILM LOVERS

Evening Events including film screenings with filmmaker Q&As, panel discussions, student short film showcases, galas and networking events.

MONDAY MAY 13, 2024

SHSM WORKSHOP DAY

SKILL BUILDING FOR SHSM STUDENTS

The festival begins with a day dedicated to inspiration and skill-building. SHSM Students from across the DSBN gather at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre to engage in a day of Workshops carefully curated workshops and activities for ICT, Art & Culture and Business Students.

  • Script Writing

  • Cinematography

  • Business of Production

  • Marketing & Promotion

  • Directing Masterclass

  • Acting Workshop

  • Video Production in the Classroom (for educators)

Please click the button below to register your school for the SHSM Workshop Day. We just need to know that your school is participating, and an estimated number of students you think will be interested in attending the workshops.

The registration for individual workshops will be in April, this is just to get a sense of number of participants.

REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL

REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL NOW FOR THE SHSM WORKSHOP & SKILLS BUILDING DAY.

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TUES MAY 14 - THURSDAY MAY 16

THE 72 HR
SHORT FILM
CHALLENGE

Participating schools can showcase their talent and passion for filmmaking in the 72-hour film challenge.

***SCHOOLS REGISTERING MULTIPLE TEAMS, MUST FILL OUT A FORM FOR EACH COMPETING TEAM***

 

Each school can choose up to two team to participate. Registration fee of $200 per team and can be subsidized by your school's SHSM program.

Teams will be paired with a Film Industry Mentor who will guide them through the challenge, which will consist of a set of rules for each team to follow. Each team will be given a line of dialogue, a prop, and an action that they must creatively incorporate into their short film.

Teams will compete for awards and prizes to be given away at the festival's closing night gala and film screening taking place in the Film House at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. 

This special event offers students a unique opportunity to develop a wide range of valuable skills, including:

Collaboration

Working in teams, students learn how to communicate effectively, delegate tasks, and collaborate to achieve a common goal - creating a compelling film within a tight deadline.

Time Management

With only 72 hours to plan, shoot, and edit their films, students must prioritize tasks, manage their time efficiently, and work under pressure to meet deadlines.

Adaptability

Unexpected challenges are bound to arise during the filmmaking process. Students will learn to adapt to changing circumstances, think on their feet, and find innovative solutions to overcome obstacles.

Technical Skills

From operating cameras and lighting equipment to editing footage, students gain hands-on experience with the technical aspects of filmmaking, developing their proficiency with various tools and software.

Critical Thinking

Analyzing scripts, making creative decisions, and evaluating the effectiveness of their work encourages students to think critically and reflect on their artistic choices.

Attention to Detail

From crafting dialogue to framing shots, students learn the importance of paying attention to detail in every aspect of filmmaking, ensuring a polished final product.

ALL GREAT FESTIVALS HAVE GREAT NAMES.

HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO VOTE ON THE NAME OF OUR ANNUAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL.

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE BELOW

OR SUGGEST YOUR OWN

Our festival committee has narrowed the choices down to three names, but it's just too hard for us to decide, so we thought we'd put it up to a vote.

Which name do you like the most?
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EVENING EVENTS
& FILM SCREENINGS

Events

MONDAY MAY 13, 2024

"RELAX I'M FROM THE FUTURE"

FILM SCREENING AND Q&A WITH DIRECTOR LUKE HIGGINSON

An open to the public event where film lovers an come watch the cult favourite "Relax, I'm From The Future" and meet the film's director Luke Higginson at a special Q&A session following the screening.

ALL WEEK LONG

STUDENT SHORT FILM SHOWCASE AT THE FILM HOUSE

Selected student-made films will be shown before the Film House’s regular programming schedule.

FirstOntario

MORE EVENING EVENTS TO BE ANNOUNCED.