Presented by Itoc Media Corp (Agape Greek Radio), in cooperation with the Hellenic Heritage Foundation, The Greek International Film Festival of Toronto is expanding and re-branding itself to GREEK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TOUR (OF CANDA).

13 Canadian cities will be involved in a this national festival, a first of its kind. Those cities include: TORONTO, VANCOUVER, EDMONTON, CALGARY, REGINA, WINNIPEG, LONDON (ONTARIO), HAMILTON/NIGARA, OTTAWA, WINDSOR/DETROIT, DURHAM REGION, SUDBURY AND HALIFAX

The Greek International Film Festival Tour of Canada (GIFFT) is a showcase and celebration of Greek cinema and filmmakers of Greek Heritage. This festival will provide exciting platform for directors, writers, producers, and actors of Greek Heritage to showcase their exceptional art right across Canada. .

OPPORTUNITIES FOR FILMMAKERS
In addition to networking events and top-notch screening facilities, the festival will provide filmmakers with the opportunity to promote their work on Agape Greek Radio (www.agapegreekradio.com), an online radio station that promotes Hellenism internationally.

Awards and Recognitions

(JURIED AWARDS)
BEST FEATURE FILM
BEST SHORT FILM
BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY

Best of Festival (Audience Award):
Voted by the Audience

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Presented to an individual in the entertainment industry who continuously promotes the Hellenic Culture to an international audience through their work.
Voted by Jury

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

1. Film must have a director, screenwriter, producer or lead cast member that is Greek or of Greek descent (diaspora).

2. All films submitted must have been completed within four years prior to the festival dates.

3. Films must not have had a public screening in Canada prior to the festival.

4. Films must not be or have ever been publicly available online.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

All non-English speaking films must have English subtitles.

More than one film may be submitted, but each must be submitted via a separate submission project on FilmFreeway.

If your film is selected to be screened at the festival, you will be required to provide a copy of your film, a short synopsis, film stills, and a director's bio with a headshot.

Filmmakers must submit an online screener of their film through FilmFreeway.

The entry fee is non-refundable. Please pay the entry fee through FilmFreeway.

Selections, dates, times and locations of screenings will be at the sole discretion of the festival organizers. Once a film is selected, the film cannot have a screening in Toronto prior to the festival.

Overall Rating
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Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Konstantinos Kakarountas

    We are so happy and so honored to participate in the Greek International Film Festival Tour of Canada with our film "CHRISTMAS PRESENT". It was a great experience to be screened in Vancouver! Thank you very much for such a great experience!

    December 2022
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    Response from festival:

    You are so welomce Konstantinos. And it was an honor to have such a wonderful animationed film in our festival.

  • Μαρία Μπούα

    It was one of my best experiences and Im very pleasant about my trophy, thank you all so much and especially mr Stan Papulkas!! Keep going!

    October 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for being part of our festival Maria and wish you continued success.

  • Thank you for selecting my movie - Le banc - to be part of your festival. The communication with the organizers was perfect.

    October 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for being part of our Festival and wish to continue showcasing your films in Canada. Continued success in all of your projects.

  • Tassos Rigopoulos

    Well-organized, friendly staff, great communication. I am particularly happy to have been included in the inaugural edition of GIFFT. I am certain it will thrive.

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Tassos for your comments. We were so happy to have you and your work in our festival. We look forward to your other projects in the future. All the best.

  • Thanks a lot to the Greek international festival Toronto for the selected my film God's Fans.

    October 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Georgios. Canada looks forward to your next project. Thank you for being part of this years event.