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Canadian Deaf Youth Film Festival



Elementary and High School Students


This is made possible through
the generous support of

Toronto International Deaf Film & Arts Festival logo

Undivided Productions Logo

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DEADLINE: FRIDAY June 18, 2021



Information & Guidelines

This will be a quarantine style film festival! All Deaf youth are required to make their films inside their homes only! Yes, you may film outside of your home as long it is in your front yard or backyard only. You may not use public spaces (i.e. parks, roads, malls, community centres, etc.). Please make sure that you stay 6 feet away from other people.

Your health and safety are our priority! You may only include people who live in your home with you in your film project. Fret not, there are many different ways to get your family and friends who do not live in your home in your film project by using video platforms such as Zoom, FaceTime, Skype and many more!

Be as creative as you can! We welcome all types of films. Please make sure that your film is G rated and family friendly! You may submit as many films as you would like. We would love to see your creativity! You will be required to make an individual submission for each film.

Please upload your film(s) to YouTube and share your unlisted YouTube link(s) via our website at Please make sure that you complete the entry application form and get your parents to sign the wavier form.

We have 5 wonderful judges who are skilled in filming. We will spotlight each judge on Silent Voice Canada’s social media platforms weekly. Keep your eyes peeled on our social media. Don’t forget to follow @SilentVoiceCanada on Facebook and Instagram!

There will be 3 prizes for each age category: elementary school students and high school students. The winners will be announced on June 25, 2021 at 12:00PM on Facebook and YouTube. All films submitted will be shared online on Silent Voice’s social media platforms (Facebook and Instagram) after the June 25th announcement!

Please feel free to share your film on your personal social media platform; make sure that you tag Silent Voice Canada on Facebook and Instagram using hashtag #CDYFF2020.

Check out last year's winners!