WhitFlix: The Smartphone Film Festival is Back for Another Year

Al Whittle Theatre and Ross Creek Centre for the Arts are teaming up again to celebrate
local talent and creativity. Anyone over the age of 8 is invited to participate by creating and
submitting their own short film.
Wolfville, NS – Al Whittle Theatre and Ross Creek Centre for the Arts have announced the
return of WhitFlix: The Smartphone Film Festival. This competition challenges participants to
create a short film that is under 5 minutes long and recorded on a smartphone or tablet.
Submissions due on April 30th, 2024.
There are three age categories in which participants can enter. Winning prizes for each
category include a full overnight scholarship to a week at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts film
camp (ages 8-12), the Al Whittle Scholarship to the Ross Creek Summer Film Academy
(ages 14-18), and 10 tickets to the next available Whittle Film Series and a free rental of
Studio Z (ages 19+).
For participants interested in getting tips on preparing submissions, local filmmaker and
previous WhitFlix winner Emily Ellis will be hosting workshops on the art of creating short
films. Workshops will take place at 10:00 am on March 9th and April 6th in Studio Z and are
free to attend. To pre-register, visit alwhittletheatre.ca.
WhitFlix: The Smartphone Film Festival celebrates the memory of Al Whittle and his passion
for film, by advancing and connecting talented filmmakers in our community and around the
world. This opportunity encourages artists by providing educational workshops, a public
platform, recognition, and scholarships for youth, with public screenings and celebration of
participants’ work. After the jury’s results are in, the Gala Awards Night will be held on
Saturday, May 25th at Al Whittle Theatre (450 Main Street, Wolfville) to celebrate this year’s
WhitFlix winners.
Full contest details and submission form can be found at