Agriotherium Films & Caulfield-White Present:
CINEMA SPECTACULAR 5 - 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, feature film trailers, and music videos, Cinema Spectacular is a unique curated event showcasing a diverse range of projects in the narrative, experimental, documentary, and animated genres. Canadian filmmakers are many and our support network is relatively small, but our ideas are big! We hope that events like Cinema Spectacular might get great projects 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

Awards & Prizes

Audience Choice Award - voted on by our audience members

Rules & Terms

Please read through our rules and regulations prior to submitting:
• 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
• We ask that if your film is in a language other than English it is provided with subtitles
• No late submissions will be accepted
• All filmmakers will be notified to our selection on or prior to January 18th, 2017.
• 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!

9 Reviews

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    Andrew Calderone

    Unfortunately, I was not able to attend the screening at the Vancity Theatre, but it was great to know my film was showing on the big screen. Communication leading up to the festival was great, the team did plenty of promotion as well. Many thanks Cinema Spectacular!

    May 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Andrew, we hope to see you at one of our events soon! It was great showing COLD IS MY BROTHER. We look forward to seeing what your team does next!

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    Sydney Southam

    Love this festival! Great curation, wonderful hosts. Will definitely submit again.

    May 2017
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    Response from festival:

    It's always wonderful having you at the festival, Sydney. We very much look forward to whatever you send us!

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    Lynn Matheson

    I was thrilled to have my short chosen for Cinema Spectacular 4, and while I was unable to attend, communications were great. The festival was welcoming, warm and supportive, which really made me wish I could go!

    May 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Lynn - we hope to see more of your stuff next year!

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    James Malekzadeh

    The team at Cinema Spectacular are great communicators and although I was unable to attend the festival, I can tell it was a great event.

    May 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you James - we really loved RIVER AND OAK. Hope to see more projects from you in the future!

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    Peter Faint

    Solid group of people, great facility, awesome stuff!

    May 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Peter, it was a pleasure having you in attendance for the Q+A - we look forward to seeing what you do next!