Canada's LONGEST RUNNING and MOST MAJESTIC COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL - The Canadian International Comedy Film Festival -- CICFF!
SEASON 11 - THE RESET - FEBRUARY 2024
After two seasons during a pandemic, which had a series of compromises including shifting from winter to fall, we are delighted to be moving back to our dead of winter time. This means that there will be a year and some before we return.
The festival will also be expanding its governance. Pointing towards the future of comedy with full sails as we grow past our traditional event. Is that cryptic? Yeah.
ALSO PLEASE NOTE: WE DON'T DO WAIVERS. EVER. THIS IS BECAUSE OF THE CONSTANT HARASSMENT AND SPAM WE RECEIVE FROM FILMMAKERS AND THEIR "DISTRIBUTORS" THAT CAN'T READ. WE WILL NOT WATCH THE LINK YOU SEND. NOR DO WE READ YOUR EMAILS.
So on we go into 2024 because the world still needs to laugh...
Dedicated to the art of comedy on film, we aren't one of those pretentious films festivals that pre-selects the lineup, snubs low-budget, dismisses non-conventional or charges outrageous submission rates. Oh, and we actually watch YOUR submissions.
WE WATCH your film BUT films that display racist, homophobic, misogynistic, gratuitous nudity or abusive situations... we stop watching. Comedy can definitely tackle big issues and be edgy but when filmmakers send in ugly crap thinking it's funny, we toss it in the reject pile. That's it. Also... If your film is clearly not watching our judges flag and it will not get fully watched. Sorry but not sorry. Don't submit if it's not funny.
Our motto at CICFF is "Where the world comes to laugh!" because after the filmmaker yells "cut" and the Grand Marshall of the Festival yells "roll the films" we are all about celebrating the art of comedy.
So cheers, submit and show up ready to laugh for the Number 11 instalment of CICFF in Oct 2024!
Just "Make Us Laugh!"®™ßœ∑çΩ
Peoples Choice Award
Festival Grand Marshall's Award (Grand Marshall's Select)
Official Jury Select Award (Formerly Shärt Cup)
Rom Com Award (Depending on the submissions of that year)
Best International Comedy Short Film Award
Best Canadian Comedy Short Film Award
Best Canadian Feature (Depending on the submissions of that year)
Best Feature (Depending on the submissions of that year)
*Filmmaker will receive trophy as well as have their film and names engraved on our CICFF / Shärt legacy trophies for each category.
CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL TERMS & CONDITIONS By entering a film into CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL you and your entire team agree to the following conditions: (1) Selection All entries will be subjected to a selection process by a panel of industry professionals according to criteria left solely to the discretion of the Film Festival organizers. Only finalists will have their entries shown on the screening nights. The names of finalists will be placed on our website: www.cicff.ca about one month (or less) prior to the Winnipeg screening night. (2) Entrance & Due Date All entries must be submitted on or before DATE SPECIFIED on Filmfreeway. NO exceptions will be allowed (except as specified per category) for interstate or international entries so please post your films early. Late entries will NOT be accepted and once entries have been received and selected for screening, they are considered as final. No reedited versions will be accepted after the deadline. Entries may not be retracted after the deadline has passed. Moreover the accompanying entry fee is non-refundable. (3) Use of your entry CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL's aim is to screen your film for our Winnipeg audience, promote your film and to provide exposure to you as a filmmaker. Entrants to CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL consent that on occasion the organizers may need to edit or reproduce in appropriate formats or for other reasons, the entry for use. Furthermore CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL reserves the right to showcase the submissions during the festival at the festival in Winnipeg, Canada for its audience. The entrant(s) grant non-exclusive worldwide rights to their film and all materials contained within and indemnify CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL against any losses or damage incurred through usage of their film. (4) Copyright & Permission The entrant(s) agrees that all copyright in the sound recordings and footage belongs to them or has been used with permission and/or under license of the owner. Moreover all actors and persons appearing in the film have given consent to appear. (5) Agreement By entering a film, all entrants agree to these terms and conditions and this agreement is governed by the non- exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Manitoba, Canada. The singular includes the plural and vice versa. The words and expressions used in this agreement have the meanings given to them in the Copyright Act, 1985 Canada http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-42/ unless expressly stated to the contrary in this agreement. In the case of any inconsistency between the provisions of this entry form and any other language contained in CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL marketing material, the provisions of these Terms and Conditions prevail.