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. If your film is selected you must supply a DCP copy of your submission in order to be screened at our festival. If your film is nominated you must send a video acceptance speech to be used at the Awards Gala in the event that your submission is the winner and you are not able to attend in person.

*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) and to screen your film online.

How to submit

Exclusively through FilmFreeway.

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
  • Linda Pidhirney

    Wonderful event! We were honored to have our short documentary, "Anonymous Heroes" nominated for best short documentary. We had a wonderful meal, great entertainment, and met some wonderful people!! Thank you so much to the organizers, judges and volunteers for putting on such a wonderful festival.

    October 2022
  • This is a fantastic event, and we were so grateful to attend and to be able to meet some of the other film folks! we also got to watch some incredible pieces gathered from across the globe. Alberta has a lot of talent, and a lot to celebrate. Thank you for the opportunity.

    October 2022
  • Jesse Pickett

    Great communication and a wonderful festival experience!

    October 2021
  • C. Blake Evernden

    A fantastic film festival. Very warm, receptive, personable and well mounted. Everyone was having a great time, great sense of humour, and genuine love of cinema. Great time.

    October 2021
  • Jason Steele

    Great festival. Beautiful awards ceremony. I have met several Alberta film makers at the festival, and have seen several films from all over the world. Looking forward to next year.

    October 2021