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

Short Films requirements:

Short Films are accepted for our 2018 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 2017 festival.

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

How to submit
Films must be submitted in digital format on a DVD, an external drive or an online link (PRIVATE) to the film before the actual event, OR you can submit directly 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
  • I had a fantastic time at CAFF and enjoyed a wonderful festival. The entire festival crew was welcoming, professional, and incredibly enthusiastic. I'm looking forward to coming back.

    June 2018
  • Jason Seelmann

    A tremendous group of helpful, caring and sincere folks! So sorry I was not able to make it to the event this year.

    March 2018
  • Dianne Ouellette

    Great festival! Had a lot fun! Had a great world premiere screening of my film! I was treated very well. Everyone was extremely friendly! The festival had lots of films to watch. Wish I had more time to see them all! All the best to future festivals!

    March 2018
  • Mauro Russo Rouge

    A good festival :-). Thans so much!

    March 2018
  • Randy S Kirk

    It was the first year and I hope there are many more to come!

    June 2017