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Calling filmmakers, animators, and editors of all levels. Use whatever’s around you for inspiration. There's no wrong way to tell a story.

Get Creative

5 minutes. 1 location. Let your imagination run wild and knock us off our feet.

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Submit a Film

Calling first-time filmmakers and seasoned veterans alike. We’re open to submissions from all across Canada.

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See what the best of Canada’s creative talent has to offer. Vote up to 3 times per day to send your favorite films to the finals!

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What is Quarantine Stories?

Quarantine Stories is a digital short film festival designed to unite quarantined creatives from across Canada with quarantined audiences, to celebrate the resiliency of our creative community.


Sponsorship Optimization

We've partnered with sponsors, who will be donating cash prizes, and will be joined by an esteemed panel of experts who will be judging the festival's final competition, set to stream worldwide.

An Emphasis on Storytelling

We want to make Quarantine Stories accessible to first-time filmmakers and industry veterans alike. Film your submission on your phone and edit it on TikTok for all we care. This isn't the time to pull out your thousand dollar camera lenses and fancy editing tricks. As long as you tell a good story and you follow the submission guidelines, you have as good of a chance of winning as anyone else.


It’s a difficult time for Canadian creatives, who are unable to work due to shelter-in-place restrictions. If you have the capacity, please consider making contributions to one or more of the following organizations: The AFC / Canadian Artist + Musician Relief Fund / Glad Day.

Submission Guidelines

Films must be submitted directly to quarantinestories.ca

"The best way to guarantee a loss is to quit."

Morgan Freeman

"Your life experience is a moving picture, of which you are writer, director, performer, producer and critic."

T.F. Hodge

"Everybody's a mad scientist, and life is their lab. We're all trying to experiment to find a way to live, to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos."

David Cronenberg


Apparently we had reached a great height in the atmosphere, for the sky was a dead black, and the stars had ceased.

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