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Canada International Film Festival

International Film Festival in Canada.

About

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.

Awards

  • Grand Jury Award,
  • Special Jury Award,
  • Best Narrative Feature,
  • Best Documentary Feature,
  • Best Documentary Short,
  • Best of Canada,
  • Best Foreign Feature,
  • Best Foreign Short,
  • Best Director,
  • Best Screenplay,
  • Best Cinematography,
  • Best Actor,
  • Best Actress,
  • Best Short Film,
  • Best Student Film,
  • Best Experimental Film,
  • Best Animation,
  • Best Music Video,
  • Best Environmental Film,
  • Best Humanitarian Film,
  • Best Comedy,
  • Best Family Film,
  • Best Television Pilot,
  • Best "Made on Mobile".

Screenplay Competition:

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners,
  • 10 Official Finalists.

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.

Rules

  • Works in progress are accepted.
  • Films and screenplays of all categories, lengths, and genres. 
  • More than one entry may be submitted. Each must be submitted separately.
  • Feature Films are films 50 minutes and longer.
  • Films are to be submitted via Filmfreeway.

Audio language: original

Subtitles language:  English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

William Young (Festival Director).

Documents

Place

Canada
Vancouver

Official website

canadafilmfestival.com

Contacts

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    February 01, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    May 31, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    August 31, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    November 30, 2018
  • Extended Deadline
    January 31, 2019
  • Notifications
    March 13, 2019
  • Event dates
    16 April 2019
Categories & Fees
  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $30
  • Late Deadline — $35
  • Extended Deadline — $40

Feature screenplays over 50 pages.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $30
  • Late Deadline — $35
  • Extended Deadline — $40

Screenplays under 50 pages.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $30
  • Late Deadline — $35
  • Extended Deadline — $40

Animated films of any length or genre.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $19
  • Regular Deadline — $29
  • Late Deadline — $39
  • Extended Deadline — $49
  • Earlybird Deadline — $19
  • Regular Deadline — $29
  • Late Deadline — $39
  • Extended Deadline — $49

Narrative films under 50 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $19
  • Regular Deadline — $29
  • Late Deadline — $39
  • Extended Deadline — $49

Narrative films 50 minutes and longer.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $29
  • Regular Deadline — $39
  • Late Deadline — $49
  • Extended Deadline — $59

Documentary films under 50 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $19
  • Regular Deadline — $29
  • Late Deadline — $39
  • Extended Deadline — $49

Documentary films 50 minutes and longer.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $29
  • Regular Deadline — $39
  • Late Deadline — $49
  • Extended Deadline — $59

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.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $19
  • Regular Deadline — $29
  • Late Deadline — $39
  • Extended Deadline — $49

Foreign films of any length or genre.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $19
  • Regular Deadline — $29
  • Late Deadline — $39
  • Extended Deadline — $49

Family films of any length or genre.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $19
  • Regular Deadline — $29
  • Late Deadline — $39
  • Extended Deadline — $49

Environmental films of any length or genre.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $19
  • Regular Deadline — $29
  • Late Deadline — $39
  • Extended Deadline — $49

Films focused on action sports, adventure sports, or an outdoor lifestyle, of any length or genre.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $19
  • Regular Deadline — $29
  • Late Deadline — $39
  • Extended Deadline — $49
  • Earlybird Deadline — $19
  • Regular Deadline — $29
  • Late Deadline — $39
  • Extended Deadline — $49

Films directed by a first-time filmmaker.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $19
  • Regular Deadline — $29
  • Late Deadline — $39
  • Extended Deadline — $49

Films directed or produced by a student filmmaker.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $19
  • Regular Deadline — $29
  • Late Deadline — $39
  • Extended Deadline — $49

Scripts written for television.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $30
  • Late Deadline — $35
  • Extended Deadline — $40
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