2019 'Call for Submissions' Officially Closed

The Living Skies Student Film Festival’s ‘Call for Submissions’ opened on November 16th and ran until December 14th, 2018.

We are excited to announce that during that time, the festival received 1,624 film submissions from student filmmakers in 93 countries.

The festival prides itself on showcasing the best student work from around the world, and we are excited to bring this level of student filmmaking to Saskatchewan audiences once again.

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- The Living Skies Team

2019 'Call for Submissions' Officially Announced


Living Skies Student Film Festival is pleased to announce our 2019 ‘Call for Submissions!’

The Call will open on November 16th, and will run until December 14th, 2018. Films under 15 minutes in length can be submitted online for free via FilmFreeway. All students are encouraged to submit their films!

For more information, or to submit your film, visit our Call for Submissions page.

We can’t wait to see what students around the world have been up to!

- The Living Skies Team


This year’s Living Skies Team has assembled and is very excited about putting on the 2019 festival. Our 30th anniversary that took place last year was a large milestone, and we are looking forward to building and expanding on those successes.

We will be updating this website frequently, so make sure to stay tuned for more information. We can’t wait to see what students from around the world have been up to!

- The Living Skies Team

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Congratulations, student filmmakers of the world!

The 2018 Jury has spoken, and we're proud to present the selected films and nominees of the 2018 Living Skies Student Film festival!

We received over 1700 submissions from 99 countries this year. Thank you to all of those who submitted the festival, but did not have work selected or nominated. We we're impressed and inspired by your work. 

Check out the 'selected films' and 'nominees' pages to see what will be playing at the upcoming festival, and to see which films will be up for awards at our annual Living Skies Student Film Festival Awards Gala!

More updates to come soon! Congratulations and good luck, filmmakers!


- The Living Skies Team



'Living Skies Student Film Festival set to celebrate 30 years with 2018 edition'  
Students at the University of Regina’s Department of Film have been organizing a film festival since 1988, and the coordinators of this year’s Living Skies Student Film Festival are excited to be celebrating a very special occasion – 30 years of showcasing excellence in student filmmaking from Saskatchewan, Canada, and around the world.  

The 2018 festival will be taking place from Thursday, March 8th through Saturday, March 10th on the University of Regina Campus, and received over 1700 student films from 99 different counties during its ‘call for submissions’ this past December. Besides programmed screenings of the world’s best student work, the festival lineup includes a talk and workshop with acclaimed documentarian Ian Toews, a special effects workshop with famous monster-maker and Wolfcop co-creator Emerson Ziffle, and an Awards Gala Social to top it all off.

The festival will feature a wide variety of exciting student films, as chosen by this year’s panel of judges: Karen Henders – documentary filmmaker, film educator, and one of the original organizers of the festival; Trudy Stewart – Cree filmmaker and Artistic Director for the Mispon: Indigenous Film festival; Jason Britski – Independent experimental filmmaker; and Regina filmmaker and radio host Adrienne Adams.  

All screenings and workshops are free to attend and open to all, and tickets for the Awards Gala Social, which is also open to the public, will be $10 and available for purchase at the door and throughout the festival. 

For more information, please visit our website: www.livingskiesstudentfilmfestival.com. 


The Living Skies Student Film Festival is very excited to announce our jurors for the 2018 festival!

Trudy Stewart, Jason Britski, Karen Henders and Adrienne Adams are all accomplished artists and filmmakers with significant industry experience and roots in Saskatchewan. 

We are honoured to have them as our jury for the festival's 30th anniversary, and are looking forward to working with them in showcasing the best student work from Saskatchewan and around the world. 

Click the button below for more information about our 2018 jurors.


Thank You, Filmmakers!

The 'Call for Submissions' for Living Skies 2018 is now closed, and in the 31 days that it was open, the festival received a whopping 1,706 submissions from filmmakers in 98 different countries!

Thank you so much to all of the filmmakers that submitted their projects. The 2018 festival will be a true display of student filmmaking talent from around the world, and our jury is very excited to get to watching the films. 

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