Central Alberta Film Festival (CAFF) is a not-for-profit cultural organization with a mission to educate, support and promote visual arts and cinema of Alberta & Canada. CAFF is a bridge between the audience, critics and the contemporary filmmakers who want to showcase and discuss their work.

This festival is a platform to incubate Canadian, Albertan and international talent. In a rapidly evolving film industry CAFF is a catalyst to enhance cinematic experience with excellence and support Canadian artistic values.

General guidelines for film submission

You must include a trailer for your submission

*By submitting your entry you are agreeing to allow CAFF to use your submission in promotional events for CAFF (example: CAFF screenings for Culture Days)

Short Films requirements:

Short Films are accepted for our 2020 festival.
Less than 40 minutes for Short Films.

Short Films must either tell a story, make a point, teach a lesson or provide information to the audience.

Be created by filmmakers aged 13 years or older.

Full-length feature films requirements:

Full length films are accepted for our 2020 festival.

Criteria are the same as Short Film Requirements however Feature Films must be a minimum of 40 minutes.

How to submit

Exclusively through FilmFreeway.

Submission Fee

$15 Early Bird, $25 Regular Deadline for shorts and $35 for features.  $45 for late entries, $65 for Extended Deadline

If you have any questions about CAFF or would like to make a film submission for one of our upcoming events, please contact us by email at info@cafilmfestival.ca or through the contact form. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Overall Rating
  • Matthew Campanile

    It was a pleasure working with them! They put together a drive-in event due to the pandemic. I love that they made the best of the situation and came up with this creative solution! Looking forward to submitting here agian.

    November 2020
  • Andrew Peloso

    Incredible team! You all hosted a top notch festival that all of us filmmakers appreciate!

    October 2020
  • Our team had a wonderful experience all-around! Thank you to the CAFF team for your care

    October 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed your team that came as well! Good job on the nominee for one of your cast members! We look forward to more great film coming from you!

  • Jason Hamilton

    We had a fantastic experience and can't wait to show more of our work on CAFF screens!

    June 2020
  • Great festival! Hope to be back next year!

    June 2019