Agriotherium Films & Caulfield-White Present:
CINEMA SPECTACULAR 2020 - An All-Canadian Motion Picture Variety Show

Cinema Spectacular is an all-Canadian, local cinema celebration of filmmakers working on those low- to no-budget passion projects that make the landscape of independent film so unique, inspiring, and effervescent. We are a friendly, non-competitive platform where filmmakers have the opportunity to showcase their work, rub elbows with the locals, and talk film!

Currently accepting short films, animation, upcoming project trailers (feature films and webseries included!), and music videos, Cinema Spectacular is a unique curated event showcasing a diverse range of projects in the narrative, experimental, documentary, and animated genres. We hope that events like ours will help great projects get seen, build new collaborations, provide networking for those future projects, and bring the Canadian filmmaking community a little closer together. At our festival, filmmakers come first - as soon as you're a Cinema Spectacular alumni you become part of our promotional support network. How can we help you get your next project made?

We encourage women, indigenous peoples, and minorities to submit!

We are expanding our horizons each year we have operated – keep an eye on us! If you are interested in learning more or supporting us please contact info@cinemaspectacular.com

Audience Choice Award - voted on by our audience members

Please read through our rules and regulations prior to submitting - if you have any questions please contact us at submissions@cinemaspectacular.com
• Filmmakers must be Canadian or reside in Canada, the country of origin must be Canada
• Submissions may not exceed 15 minutes
• Low-to-no budget submissions only - under $15 000
• Projects must have been made outside of an educational institution (no student films, please)
• No gratuitous/excessive violence or nudity, PG-13
• Our event is 19+
• We ask that if your film is in a language other than English it is provided with subtitles
• No late submissions will be accepted
• We do not issue refunds - please make sure to read through our rules and contact us prior to submitting if you have any questions
• All filmmakers will be notified to our selection on or prior to our Notification Date.
• If accepted, we require a high-quality copy of your film - digital downloads are preferred. Minimum submission resolution 2K (1920x1080)
• If you have any questions regarding the event, please let us know via e-mail (info@cinemaspectacular.com) and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

Overall Rating
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  • So awesome to see Canadian content being celebrated at this fest!! Everyone was very lovely and in good spirits.

    April 2019
  • Gloria Mercer

    Cinema Spectacular is 10/10. They devote so much time and effort into making sure their filmmakers are taken care of. They do customized social media write ups and shout outs, awesome goody bags, and a great screening, red carpet & after party.
    A really great festival for an indie filmmaker to attend. Lots of filmmakers in attendance and all around a great experience.

    March 2019
  • Rheanna Toy

    This festival treats its filmmakers really well and really supports them. I love how we were featured individually on CS's social media leading up to the festival, and we were given a care package and lots of appreciation. The event itself is really fun with live music, an after party, and comedic hosts. I'll definitely submit again.

    March 2019
  • Mike Hooves

    It's clear that Cinema Spectacular really cares about what they are doing as well as the artists they support--they show this through promotion, consistent communication, and very personable communication. A small festival with a big heart. So glad to be a part of it!

    May 2018
  • Tracey Lavigne

    The wonderful team at Cinema Spectacular is very communicative at every step of the way. Although I was unable to attend, I was thrilled to have my short screened at this festival and look forward to submitting more films here.

    May 2018