From Sept.16th to Sept 21st, Canada China Art-Tech and mDreams Pictures will host the fifth edition of Canada China International Film Festival (CCIFF) in Montreal, Quebec and two other events in Ottawa and Toronto. The festival will promote an exchange of Chinese and Canadian film culture, and encourage communication and cooperation between artists and filmmakers. In addition, the festival will be a platform for innovation and creation as it will showcase the latest in interactive technology.

Based on support from Canadian and Chinese governments, CCIFF aims to attract an international audience. To achieve this, the focus of the festival will be on current and upcoming filmmaking practices. The main events that make up the festival will also be tailored for international appeal. For instance, there will be 7 main events during the 5 days festival including
the Opening ceremony and screening,
the Film Screening and Competition,
the Entertainment Technology Submit,
and Cocktail and Award Gala.

The CCIFF will successfully bring International Filmmakers together, inspire opportunities between the Chinese and Canadian film markets and strive for an increased influence on the international stage.

Canada China Academy Film Award includes:
Best Director
Best Feature Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Short Film
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Screenplay
Best Special Effects
Best Technology
People's Choice
Best TV Documentary
Best TV Series

Rules & Terms for Film Screening and Competition Only
A) Eligibility Requirements
1. Films completed between 1st January 2019 and 30th June 2020.
2. Feature-length films (narrative or documentary) that are available for public online viewing in their entirety are NOT eligible. Short films (under 30 min) may be available online.
3. Films shown at private screenings not open to the public (for crew, investors, etc.) are eligible.
4. All entries must be subtitled in English or French.
5. Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry.
B) Submission Guidelines:
1. All films must be submitted online first for the first audition, once your film is selected for screening, we will inform you to submit DCP and Blu-ray copy for further competition.
2. Only complete entries (including fee payment and screener) will be considered.
3. Only DCP format is eligible for Festival screening
A) Deadlines
1st Call Deadline is Feb 28, 2020. 2nd Call Deadline is May 31, 2020. 3rd Call Deadline is June 15, 2020.
B) Judging & Selection:
Films are selected for Festival presentation by the Canada China International Film Festival judiciary committee. If a film is selected, the Festival office will contact the entrant by phone or email.
All entrants will be notified on or before August 1, 2020.
Films selected for the International Feature, documentary, short film competitions. Competitions are judged during the Festival.

Overall Rating
  • Lun Yan

    Awesome festival! Nice experience in Montréal. I really appreciate the organization who offered very comfortable services!!

    October 2017
    Response from festival:

    thank you! We are glad you enjoyed the festival and we hope you attend again.