The Canada International Film Festival is dedicated to the creation of opportunities for the artistic interaction and exchange among independent filmmakers and the film-going community. The Canada International Film Festival has firmly established itself among the top film festivals in Canada. Held each year in the beautiful and cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, British Columbia, the festival brings the very best of world cinema to Canada from over 90 countries around the world.
Cash prizes of are awarded for the Grand Jury Prize, presented to the best film in competition among all categories, and the top three prize winners of the Screenplay Competition.
Audio language: original
Subtitles language: English
No premiere requirement
Jury and Organizers
William Young (Festival Director).
Feature screenplays over 50 pages.
Screenplays under 50 pages.
Animated films of any length or genre.
Narrative films under 50 minutes.
Narrative films 50 minutes and longer.
Documentary films under 50 minutes.
Documentary films 50 minutes and longer.
A film is eligible for the Canadian Film category if any of the key filmmakers currently live in Canada, were born in the country, or if the film was primarily shot in the country.
Foreign films of any length or genre.
Family films of any length or genre.
Environmental films of any length or genre.
Films focused on action sports, adventure sports, or an outdoor lifestyle, of any length or genre.
Films directed by a first-time filmmaker.
Films directed or produced by a student filmmaker.
Scripts written for television.