In the spirit of Halloween, we want our next showcase to focus on the genres of fantasy/horror/mystery/experimental films. Our aim is to centre Indigenous voices in order to ensure an equal distribution of screen time. Of course, we are also open to Canadian and international film alike. Submit your fantasy, horror, mystery, thriller, or experimental.

Join us for an evening of film under the moonlit skies in Canada's Capital in Snider Plaza on Bank Street downtown Ottawa, just a few blocks from Parliament Hill on October 13th. Gates open at 7pm!

Please submitted your film by September 28th, 2023.
We will be making final selection and announcing October 2nd 2023.

Please submit your film with English subtitles.


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Authorised Use and Inclusion of Materials

It is the sole responsibility of the Submitter to:
• secure permission from the rights holders of any and all copyrighted and/or trademarked content or materials included within the film
• clear all content within the film from any and all actual or potential legal claims and issues, including, without limitation, claims based on theories of libel, defamation, invasion of privacy, violation of rights of publicity, theft of trade secrets, breach of confidence, breach of confidential relationship, and breach of express or implied contract (“Third Party Claim/s”).
3FIFF will not be held responsible for any unauthorised inclusion of:
• any copyrighted and/or trademarked content or materials within or relating to the submitted project, including any content or materials that are or may become the basis for any Third Party Claim/s for copyright infringement and/or trademark infringement, trademark dilution or unfair competition
• any content or materials within or relating to the submitted film that are or may be the basis for any Third Party Claim/s.
If any unauthorised inclusion of materials as set out above applies to a submitted film, 3FIFF reserves the right to forego consideration of that film, or to withdraw the film from confirmed programming – in which case any and all fees paid prior will be forfeited.