Devoted to celebrating and showcasing the works of emerging Atlantic filmmakers – with a special focus on Island screen artists - our festival has accomplished so much since its inception in 2015 under the umbrella of The Charlottetown Film Society.

Amazingly, close to 300 films have been screened – a banquet of feature films, documentaries, short dramas and comedies, animation, music videos. Something for everyone. And all share the important task of telling OUR stories to each other and the entire world, thanks to the efforts and big dreams of the determined regional filmmakers we spotlight.

An important function of any film festival is the opportunity it provides for networking and skills development. Friendly accessible receptions and informing panels have been a hallmark of the Charlottetown Film Festival. We are hoping to continue this tradition despite all the challenges 2021 might present come October. Fingers-crossed!

1] Submissions must have a strong connection to the Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland or Prince Edward Island. [2] All submissions must be received by June 30th, 2021 11:59PM. There is a $30.00 submission fee. [3] Each film entry must be a separate submission. Only completed submissions with completed online entry form will be accepted unless previous authorization has been given. [4] The filmmaker must obtain releases for music and talent. [5] The Charlottetown Film Festival (ChFF) and the Charlottetown Film Society are not liable for copyright infringement or unauthorized use. [6] By submitting your film you agree that ChFF may use a short clip (no more than 30 seconds) of your film for promotional purposes. [7] The Filmmaker agrees to allow ChFF to use stills, screen captures and other promotional material for publicity and printed materials including the official festival program, digital one time live screening of the festival, web-site and posters. The Filmmaker will receive no compensation for this usage.

Overall Rating
  • Great Festival. Very well organized and was very happy to be apart of it.

    December 2020
  • The 2020 edition of the "Charlottetown Film Festival" has been an exciting highlight of this very unusual year. The cast, crew and myself, are deeply grateful for having our featurette "The Devil's Tail" an Official Selection, and for it being the closer on the last day. Being from New Brunswick, but living in another province, it was impossible to attend. With all the Covid-19 challenges presented to the festival, word from those who did attend were of high praise as a success. Communication from the festival was precise, early and prompt. We must support our local talent, and keep things growing. Highly recommended to submit to this festival! Gregory Terlecki: Going Beyond Violet Productions.

    November 2020
  • Latonia Hartery

    2020 CFF had a wonderful selection of Atlantic films, and our team is grateful for the support in showing our film The Death of Winter. Always nice to communicate with the CFF team as well. Look forward to next year!

    November 2020
  • We had a fun time at this festival. Warm, intimate and the nicest people anywhere.

    November 2019
  • This is a wonderfully supportive festival. Thanks so much for screening and supporting Atlantic Canada's emerging filmmakers.

    November 2019