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

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
  • Jarvis Greiner

    Great festival! Hope to be back next year!

    June 2019
  • A wonderful new festival! They had such a welcoming festival community, with organizers and volunteers that were very helpful and attentive to filmmakers' needs.
    Their mix and mingle night, and gala after party, provided great opportunities to network.
    I'm eager to see how this festival grows in the coming years :)

    March 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your review. Feedback from filmmakers as yourself help us see where we are doing great and where we can make adjustments as we grow. We can't wait to see your next projects!

  • 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