CineFAM seeks works made by women of colour filmmakers from Canadian backgrounds and/or that celebrate and explore Canadian themes. Every year, women of colour in film gather to share stories, enjoy camaraderie and to support each other’s work. CineFAM will be bringing you the best from women of colour creators in Canada.

All lengths and genres from Canadian filmmakers accepted.

CineFAM seeks works made by women creators of colour filmmakers from Canadian backgrounds and/or that celebrate and explore Canadian themes, and themes of interest and relevance to people from the Caribbean Diaspora.

The participant must pay print shipping costs to Toronto. The festival will pay the cost of shipping exhibition prints back to the participant. Please do not send preview or screening copies by courier, as these may incur customs and duties charges. CineFAM will not cover these charges, and will refuse the package.

Please have your marketing materials ready. We do a significant amount of marketing for the festival and without proper imagery, it is difficult to promote films.
Please provide a HIGH RES POSTER image for your film (at least 800x1200px minimum 150dpi).
Include 2 STILL SHOTS from your film

Please have your Electronic Press Kit (EPK) ready for submission in the form.

Films in foreign languages must be subtitled in English.

All film submissions must be completed online.

Overall Rating
  • Angela Onuora

    I loved the experience! Very pleasant to work with all through and so supportive of women of colour in the film space. I got to appreciate the work other filmmakers put into their work through the well-thought-out panel discussion sessions. I look forward to submitting again to CineFam Film Festival.

    February 2022
  • It was an honour to have my film included in this years festival. The team was wonderful to work with and it was a pleasure to connect with other filmmakers.

    November 2021
  • CineFAM Film Festival is a game-changer for women of colour. It is a great festival to have you and your work seen, uplifted and celebrated for what it truly is!

    October 2021
  • Ann Shin

    We enjoyed working with Cinefam for 2021. They do a great job promoting the films and the festival. They are organized and a pleasure to communicate with. We were honoured to receive the Best Director award.

    October 2021
  • Muniyra Douglas

    Grateful to have been part of Cinefam's 4th Annual Festival. It was a great opportunity to display my film and connect with other filmmakers.

    November 2020