Film video templates

Take one step toward your directorial debut by shooting your first short film. Grab a film roll video template from Canva’s ready-made selection and give your edit a stunning polish.

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Film videos by Canva

If you’re an aspiring film director, you probably have a ton of video clips just gathering proverbial dust in your hard drive. Those won’t magically turn into a movie, so instead of dreaming, start creating. You don’t need to install a professional video editing software to create a memorable short film. Just use a customizable film video template from Canva to tell your story.

Content creators, aspiring marketers, and student film directors will love Canva’s selection of video templates. We have a wide range of options, taking inspiration from retro film reel styles that people know and love. Go the nostalgic route with vintage film strips, or pick video templates with animated elements for a modern twist.

Aside from short films, our free templates can be used for movie trailers, tributes, greetings, as well as YouTube channel intros and outros. No matter what kind of video you need to create, you can make a simple edit within minutes using Canva’s online editor. Our editor is very easy to use, with intuitive tools and a big media library filled with design elements to make your film roll video template stand out.

Upload your own video clips on the dashboard, and drag and drop them on the template. Splice, trim, and crop your clips with just a few clicks. No time to shoot extra footage? Browse our stock video selection to find clips to complete your story. Help set the tone through music by using free audio clips from our library. Use Canva’s Beat Sync tool to match your video with every sound beat manually for free or automatically with Pro. Type in your text in the placeholder boxes, and pick the best font styles, sizes, and colors. Put the finishing touches on your film reel template by adding video filters and transitions or creating original animations.

Once you’re done, easily download your video as an MP4 file. Post it on your website, send it through email, or present it to your client—do everything straight from the Canva platform.