Frantic Film Challenge

The Peace Region's Annual Film Challenge Returns!

25 March - 3 April, 2022

Over the course of an adrenaline-filled 9-day span, filmmaking teams compete to write, shoot, and edit a 2-7 minute short film. AND, because we would like everyone to do this safely, we ask that you do this challenge following the current COVID-19 public health restrictions and guidelines in your province of residence (Alberta & British Columbia) so we can all keep doing what we love!

The films will be screened live at the Reel Shorts Film Festival on May 1st @7pm, and will be viewable alongside the rest of the festival's packages until the festival ends. We're ecstatic that we're once again collaborating with RSFF to allow an even broader audience for these short films


Teams of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate. All short films must be produced in the Peace Region to qualify for entry. Early-bird registration closes May 11, 2021 at midnight MST. Register online here!


Early-bird Registration
(till May 11, 2021 12AM MST) 
Regular Registration
(till May 28, 2021 12AM MST)
PRIMAA Member Teams $10 $20
Non-Member Teams $20 $30

Only one fee is required per team. Limits for team sizes, we ask that you follow the public health guidelines within your province (Alberta & British Columbia). A PRIMAA membership is not required to register. However, if your team has a PRIMAA member as the team captain, your team will qualify for a reduced registration fee.

A PRIMAA membership is $20 and includes several member benefits.


There have been a few changes to the awards, due to the structure of the event, but they're generally the same

  • Audience Choice (Overall) - $100
  • Judge’s Choice (Overall) - $100
  • Judge’s Choice (Youth 18 and under) - $100
    • To qualify as a youth production the Director, Cinematographer and Writer must be 18 years old or younger.
  • Best Sound Design -$50


The Start - March 25, 2022 at 6:00PM MST

Registered teams will be provided their starter packages via email.

Each starter package will contain preselected random challenges, which must be included in your final short film project to qualify.

The End - April 3, 2022 at 6:00PM MST

Completed projects are to be turned in by 6pm on Sunday to compete for prizes. Late entries will be accepted until 9pm Sunday, however late entries will be exempt from award contention. Entries after 9pm Sunday will not be accepted.

For more details see the full Rules and Regulations.

Register online here!

Should you have any questions please contact us at


We're still cementing down the details - come back later to find out!