All categories and genres of are accepted, including drama, comedy, animation, horror, sci-fi, documentary, experimental and music videos, provided they adhere to the subject of periods.


  • All intellectual property (copyright, music, trademarks, logos, etc) must be cleared
  • English or French language (spoken or clearly subtitled) or no dialogue only
  • Running time no more than 3 minutes
  • Any country of origin acceptable
  • Completed since January 1, 2010
  • Exclusive Canadian distribution rights must be available for one year only
  • Previous short film festival screenings acceptable
  • No porn, no extreme violence
  • Must be copyright cleared


The Festival programmers will view all submissions and select the 5 finalists. A world class celebrity jury of entertainment industry professionals will select a winner, while users also vote for an audience favourite. Decisions of the programmers and Jury are final.


Participants will be notified via email. Please ensure that you provide a working email address.


CRANKYFEST will retain non-exclusive online rights to the 2 winners submitted to CRANKYFEST for a period of one year.

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Your Author Profile (or if you’ve done this already, simply log in) and,

Your CONTEST ENTRY FORM (You must be logged in to view the entry form).