Caledon Public Library

Young Reels Film Festival


Young Reels Partners


Critic’s Choice – Revelation by Catriona McLean

Best Animation – Dream by Anya Coossa

Best Public Service Message – MegaBee Saves the Day by Melissa Airdrie;

Best Special Effects – The Last Bottle Flip by Christian Zeni and Steven Dotto;

Best Direction – The Note by Noah Clauser

Audience Favourite – The Note by Noah Clauser

Thanks to our special guest speaker at the 2017 Young Reels Film Festival Sean Cisterna. Mr. Cisterna graduated from Caledon’s Robert F. Hall Catholic High School and has worked as a feature film and television director in the film and television industry for over 15 years.

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2016 Short Films

View all the Young Reels 2016 short films here on CPL's YouTube channel.

Submission Criteria

a) General Criteria:

  • CPL’s Young Reels Film Festival is open to young filmmakers in grades 9 – 12. All submissions must be accompanied by a completed submission form, which must be signed/approved by a parent or guardian.
  • Submission forms are available on CPL’s website ( and by email request (
  • Entrants must be residents of Ontario.
  • Individual and group or school projects will be considered. (Adult participation is limited to a supervisory or actor role).
  • Films must have been completed after September 1, 2016.
  • Films submitted must be original and not be copied from others.
  • Use original music, and not to include in your film any copyrighted film or television clips, or shots of branded products or company logos
  • All participants appearing in your film must submit a completed consent form - those under the age of 18 must have parental/guardian consent to participate and appear.

b) Technical Requirements:

  • Run time of the film must not exceed 10 minutes.
  • Any film or video format may be used in production. Please note that the format in which you shot and edited your film may vary from those used for preview and theatrical presentation.

Submitting Online:

  • All films are submitted via in MP4 format.

c) Deadline:

  • All entries must be received no later than 5 pm on February 24, 2017. Entries received after this time will not be considered.


  • All participants’ short film(s) will be screened at CPL’s Young Reels Film Festival pending pre-screening for content and adherence to festival general criteria.
  • All participants receive certificates of participation.
  • One monetary prize will be awarded to one individual or group in each category.
  • Young Reels awards are generously supported by Friends of Caledon Public Library.

**CPL reserves the right to make final determinations regarding issues not currently addressed in this document.**