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FILM for Human Rights Student Film Festival


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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: FILM for Human Rights Student Film Festival

​​The FILM for Human Rights Student Film Festival will take place in May, 2022. For teachers planning to submit films, please read the information below.  ​

Film Screenings

​Films submitted to the FILM for Human Rights Student Film Festival, will be screened live during a gala event at the Seven Oaks Performing Arts Centre on May 25 at 6:00 PM. Covid protections will be in effect. The films will also be streamed on Channel 7 Oaks and will be connected to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights website. Furthermore, the films will also be presented at Arts in the Park Festival to be held at Kildonan Park from June 1 - 3, 2022. 

The FILM for Human Rights Student Film Festival has added two screening-times:

  • May 25th 10:30 AM (early years and senior years)
  • ​May 25th 1:15 PM (middle and senior years)

It will be rush seating but space can be booked. Please contact Saul Henteleff at to book seats for the morning or afternoon screenings.​


Human Rights Resource Website


The URLs below will provide a wealth of information for teachers wanting very good information about Human Rights. ​​

Canadian Museum for Human Rights 

​As a partner in the FILM for Human Rights Student Film Festival, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will provide all middle and high school festival participants with free passes to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (pending COVID conditions). All early year participants will receive an online connection to the CMHR for a virtual tour. 


Submission Criteria

  • Submission of films deadline: May 9th, 2022 
  • All genres accepted
  • The Festival will accept films from all school divisions in Manitoba. Only films from K - 12 classes will be accepted.  Independent films will not be accepted in the Festival
  • The Festival will provide technical and pedagogical support ONLY to schools in the 7 Oaks School Division
  • Films with mature content (violence, language) must be clearly identified to the organizers of the FILM for Human Rights FF at time of submission
  • Films must be submitted on USB devices with school and teacher names attached
  • All films must be submitted ℅ Saul Henteleff, Maples Collegiate, 1330 Jefferson Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • All films must have a human rights theme
  • Early and middle years films may be 30 secs to 5 minutes in length
  • Senior years films may be 30 secs to 10 minutes in length
  • All submitted films must have titles, credits, school names and year of production
  • All copyrighted material used for the films (text, video and/or images) must be credited at the end of the film
  • Music for films must be original, in the public domain, or, acquired through royalty-free music websites. Non-released, copyrighted music cannot be accepted in the festival. Websites for royalty free music:
    Apple Soundtracks
  • All submitted films must have student media-releases. Teachers must obtain and then retain these releases before submitting their films
  • Films may be group projects or individual student projects
  • The FILM for Human Rights Student Film Festival, is a non-competitive film festival celebrating student learning and student voices in the area of Human Rights. No awards will be presented for submitted films. ​

​Teacher Idea Fund


​The FILM for Human Rights Student Film Festival received a grant from the Province of Manitoba's Teacher Idea Fund to purchase filming and editing equipment. Teachers in the 7 Oaks School Division who wish to make films for the FILM for Human Rights Student Film  Festival can access this technology. The 7 Oaks School Division will post a booking schedule for teachers wishing to use the equipment. Teachers wishing to use this equipment MUST attend the teacher workshop. 


Teacher Workshops​

As part of the FILM for Human Rights Student Film Festival,  the Festival will provide teachers in the 7 Oaks School Division with filmmaking-in-the-classroom workshops. These workshops will cover the basics of classroom film production from storyboarding to filming to digital editing techniques. These workshops will be conducted by experienced film educators and will take place at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and at Maples Collegiate. These workshops will be supported by 7 Oaks School Division as professional development days. The date, time and details for the teacher workshops will be announced shortly. Camera and editing technology provided by the Teacher Idea Fund will be used for these workshops. 


For more information please contact Saul Henteleff at 632-6641 ext 63435 or

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