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 one hundred 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 are a hallmark of the Charlottetown Film Festival and we are committed to continuing on this path – providing a stimulating environment for film buffs and filmmakers as we work together to develop screen-based storytelling here in Atlantic Canada.

1] Submissions must have a strong connection to the Atlantic Provinces. [2] All submissions must be received by July 12th, 2020 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
  • Walter Forsyth

    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
  • Lulu Keating

    What I love about the Charlottetown Film Festival is the way they embrace the Atlantic region and champion local filmmakers. As someone who lives outside the region now, I feel the warmth of the Island welcome and comradeship.

    October 2018
  • Israel Ekanem

    It is always a joy screening at the Charlottetown Film Festival. This year's festival was the best yet. Can't wait to get to work to have a film for next year's festival!

    October 2018