What is History in 5?

“History in 5” is a student film contest run by the UFV History Department. 

The contest is open to all UFV students and high school students in Grades 10, 11, and 12 in both public and private schools in districts 33, 34, 35, 42, 75, and 78. The university and high school contests are separate from one another. High school students will not be competing against university students and there are separate prizes for each.

We welcome submissions in English or French.

Films can be on any topic in history, but must be no longer than 5 minutes. Film categories are: historical re-enactment, documentary, animated/non-live action, interview with a historical figure, and satire/spoof.

We have great prizes, including cash prizes for 1st and 2nd place films in each of the 5 categories!


Next Deadline: April 7, 2014 (Stay tuned for updates!)


More information:

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Contest Rules (High School Students)

Contest Rules (UFV Students)

Entry Form (High School Students)

Entry Form (UFV Students)

Past Winners

2014 Winning Entries:

Historical Re-enactment: “Louis Riel's Death” by Nathaniel Hall (A.S.I.A., Abbotsford, BC)

Watch it here!

2013 Winning Entries:

Historical Re-enactment: “JFK Assassination” by Colin Mann, Dakota Gladish, Jordon Bergen, and Brad Olsen (Hatzic Secondary, Mission, BC)

Watch it here!

Documentary: “The Blitz – A Child’s Perspective,” by Richard Moon and Andrea Mah (Maple Ridge Secondary School, Maple Ridge, BC)

Watch it here!

Animated: “Sis and Bro: Napoleon and his Long Speech,” by Caitlin Webb (Hatzic Secondary, Mission, BC)

Watch it here!

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