Opening Shots

Cameraphone Film Competition

Call for entries 2020

The 13th Parish Festival invites entries to a competition for emerging film-making talent in the Channel Islands.

The competition is open to all up to the age of 20. Due to the Covid-19 epidemic we are extending the duration of the competition to most of the summer. See below for rules and regulations.

We’d love to see what you can do with a smartphone – will it be a music video? A one-shot drama? A comedy sketch? Some skateboard action….or something just plain weird?

We’re looking for originality above technical genius, so let your imagination loose!

Prizes will include season tickets for the festival for shortlisted entrants. 

The award for the best submission overall is a fabulous new tablet, kindly offered by JT.
Your film must be no longer than 3 mins maximum and files (.mov or.MP4 only) should be emailed to: Openingshots@13thparish.org.je

Entry is free!


Competition Criteria

  • Film-makers must be under 20 years old
  • All material must be the original work of the entrant
  • Only one submission per entrant will be accepted
  • All persons depicted in the work must have given written permission to be included
  • No persons or other animals should be endangered or harmed in the making of the film
  • Films must be no longer than 3 minutes long
  • Work must be submitted in either .mov or .MP4 formats
  • The deadline for submission is HIGH NOON, 2nd August 2020
  • Films must be made with smartphone or similar technology (i.e. no fancy professional gear allowed!)

Any breach of the above conditions will lead to automatic disqualification.

*Photo by Jean-Daniel Francoeur from Pexels