Published July 14, 2023

Film Contest Coming To Gussapolooza Music Festival

Gussapolooza film festival

Get ready for an unforgettable experience as Gussapolooza Music Festival unveils its latest addition: The Creators Convention and Film Contest.

About Gusopalooza

Gussapolooza Music and Arts Festival is a one-of-a-kind, three-day extravaganza that celebrates Canada's emerging music and arts scene.

With close to 50 bands from all corners of the country taking the stage, the festival encompasses a wide array of genres. You'll be able to hear everything from rock, country, and folk to hip-hop, electronic, pop, and more. In addition to the stellar musical performances, attendees can immerse themselves in a variety of artistic experiences. This includes:

  • Art installations
  • Exhibitions
  • Craft beers
  • Delectable food vendors

This vibrant atmosphere creates the perfect backdrop for music fans and festival-goers to revel in.

This year's Gussapolooza Festival takes place September 15th to 17th, 2023 at the scenic Georgian Bay Steam Show Grounds.

The festival promises to captivate the minds of visionary artists from near and far, providing a stage for these creative souls to showcase their talent, connect with fellow artists, and embark on collaborative endeavors.

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Gussapolooza Film Contest

As if the festival itself wasn't enough, Gussapolooza is thrilled to announce its Creators Convention and Film Contest!

Filmmakers hold a crucial role in capturing the essence of musical artists. Through live performance videos, music videos, and interviews they captivate audiences and memorialize and create expression. That's why Gussapolooza is extending an invitation to all filmmakers, encouraging them to participate actively in the contest and immortalize the spirit of this extraordinary event.

With this contest, filmmakers gain a unique platform to showcase their talent, forge meaningful connections, and nurture collaborations with fellow artists. For further details, visit the "Film Contest" page on the festival's official website.

Valerie Robson, one of the main organizers of the festival, expressed her excitement about the Creators Convention and Film Contest. She shares, "We couldn't be more thrilled to introduce these exciting additions to this year's Gussapolooza Music Festival. Our aim is to bring together creators from every corner of Canada, offering them a space to network, collaborate, and exhibit their exceptional talents.

"We strongly believe in the magic and power of artistic entrepreneurship, and our dedication lies in fostering an environment that ignites passion and brings about a new era of artistic creation and free expression."

Film Contest Details

Filmmakers must register at least 2 weeks prior to the event. Registration is free and while you must purchase a day or weekend pass, you'll receive a full refund once you submit your video.

Submissions are due no later than Saturday, September 23 and winners will be announced on October 3. Gussapolooza's panel of special guest judges will select 3 winners from each category, which includes:

  • Best Live Performance Video (up to 6 minutes long)
  • Best Artist Interview (no length restrictions)
  • Best Promo Video (30 seconds to 5 minutes long)

Registrants are welcome to submit one or more videos to each category.

Prizes will include cash, VIP Weekend Passes to Gussapolooza 2024, features on websites, social and press releases, and more.

For more details and to register, visit

Join The Celebration

Any and all are invited to attend the festival with creators, such as artists, buskers, indie music labels, playlist curators, internet radio stations, recording studios, YouTubers, music bloggers or vloggers, graphic designers, influencers, and those offering services beneficial to the arts, music, and entertainment industry, receiving a special discount. All you have to do is head over to's Creators page to discover exclusive discounts!

So, mark your calendars for September 15th to 17th and head to the Gussapolooza Music Festival, where artists, entrepreneurs, and music enthusiasts come together to inspire and be inspired.

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