About

COMMFFEST is dedicated to presenting a wide variety of local, national, and international works both long and short that can transform and shape our views of the world.

COMMFFEST mission statement: 
To advance education by raising the cultural, artistic and aesthetic expression of the community. And to advance the public’s appreciation of the arts through related artistic workshops and panel discussions, while promoting the works of filmmakers and artists alike.

The 2016 COMMFFEST will harmonize the disciplines of film, music, art, theatre connecting the human experience to public exhibits with forums for dialogue about social issues and cultural exchanges.

Awards

  • The COMMFFEST AWARDS: Best Film and Honourable Mention are the two categories for the MADA (Making a Difference) Awards. The MADA goes to filmmakers whose work champions’ social good and community enrichment. Whether young or old, seasoned or just beginning, cinematic storytellers are welcomed into COMMFFEST with opportunities to engage and inspire audiences

Rules

Submit via Filmfreeway.

FILMS OF ANY GENRES (global and local) CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY ISSUES ACCEPTED combined with independently produced films. Included in that mix are childrens issues, poverty, human rights LGBTQ, women's rights, third world struggles, environmental issues affecting communities, e.t.c.

Festival submissions DVDs or online screeners (Vimeo). DVDs must be formatted in MPEG-2 video for Region 1/North America or Region 0/ “no region.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Sandie de Freitas, PRESIDENT
  • Norman Hart, VICE PRESIDENT
  • Nairnder Dhaliwal, FESTIVAL COORDINATOR

Documents

Place

Canada
Toronto

Official website

commffest.com

Contacts

Address:

110 The Esplanade #323
entry code 65
Toronto, ONT M5E 1X9
Canada

Phone: 416-362-5570

Email: sandie323@gmail.com

Social Networks:

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    October 20, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    December 14, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    February 16, 2019
  • Late Deadline
    April 27, 2019
  • Extended Deadline
    May 31, 2019
  • Late Extended Deadline
    June 20, 2019
  • Notifications
    July 31, 2019
  • Event dates
    26 — 29 September 2019
Categories & Fees

Films made by someone currently enrolled in high school, college, or graduate school. ID required with submission

  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $30
  • Late Deadline — $35
  • Extended Deadline — $45
  • Late Extended Deadline — $45

under 45 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — $30
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $40
  • Extended Deadline — $55
  • Late Extended Deadline — $55

Social / Cultural issues and independent Cinema

  • Earlybird Deadline — $30
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $40
  • Extended Deadline — $55
  • Late Extended Deadline — $60

полнометражные фильмы

  • Earlybird Deadline — $30
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $40
  • Extended Deadline — $55
  • Late Extended Deadline — $55

Journalistic Media projects created by Advocacy and Civic journalists whose works are uniquely investigative in approach balanced yet bring to light the conditions and issues facing local and global communities excluded by mainstream media

  • Earlybird Deadline — $30
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $40
  • Extended Deadline — $55
  • Late Extended Deadline — $55

Cinéma vérité is a style of documentary filmmaking, combining naturalistic techniques with stylized cinematic devices of editing and camerawork, staged set-ups, and the use of the camera to provoke subjects.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $30
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $40
  • Extended Deadline — $55
  • Late Extended Deadline — $55
  • Earlybird Deadline — $30
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $40
  • Extended Deadline — $55
  • Late Extended Deadline — $55
  • Earlybird Deadline — $30
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $40
  • Extended Deadline — $55
  • Late Extended Deadline — $55

any category of short films that you wish to have to have included . These films are viewed to the public.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $30
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $40
  • Extended Deadline — $55
  • Late Extended Deadline — $55
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