The Niagara Integrated Film Festival is the most recent brainchild of Bill Marshall, founder of the Toronto International Film Festival. It pairs with gorgeous regional wineries to pull out all the stops: heavenly wines, sumptuous food and magnificent films, all under the summer sky in the stunning Niagara region.

The Festival is hosted in some of the most beautiful locations across the Niagara region- each with its own unique charm and atmosphere for a cinematic experience that stays with you long after the credits roll. NIFF wrapped up a very successful second year having almost film films, a hand picked selection of live action and animated films from Canada and around the world. With over 9,000 attendees and 100 volunteers, be sure to join us this june and get that little taste of summer celebration that only comes with the magic of a festival.

Best Feature Film

Best Director of Feature Film

Best Actor in a Feature Film

Best Actress in a Feature Film

Best Family Feature Film

Best Documentary Feature

Best Niagara Rises Feature Film

Best Niagara Rises Short Film

Best International Short Film

Best Canadian Short Film

Niagara Rises Special Jury Prize

RBC Emerging Artist Award

Thank you for submitting to the 2016 Niagara Integrated Film Festival!

The 3rd annual Niagara Integrated Film Festival will take place this June 10-19th, 2016

We suggest that you submit your film as early as possible! getting your film to us early means you save money and gives us more time to look at it.

We are currently accepting submissions for:


The festival invites films between 1-45 minutes in length, all genres and from any country of origin to apply by the following deadlines:

Early Bird Deadline: March 18, 2016
Regular Deadline: April 15, 2016

Short Competition submissions will be accepted via YouTube or Vimeo link only. You will be able to list this info during the submission page

Please note any submission of a feature film will not be viewed an no refund of submission fees will be issued.

Please direct all questions to our Shorts Programmer, Brittany Allan at


Entry fees are payable by all major credit cards via FilmFreeway.

The Niagara Integrated Film Festival accepts submissions of short films of all lengths, subject matters and countries of origin.

Non-English language films must be presented in English Subtitled versions

Works in Progress are elgible for submission. Please be aware programmers only view the first version of a submitted film and will not accept a revised cut version of the film later in the submission process.

There are no submission fee refunds

Films cannot have been publicly telecast or available on the internet prior to June 19th unless explicitly dicussed with out programming team.

Trailers are not eligible for selection purposes.


Applicants will be notified by April 16th, of their final entry status via email to the submission contact.

Due to the time constraints, the Selection Committee will not be able to response individually to filmmakers if your film is not accepted. The Director of Programming and Selection Committee review all film submissions and all decisions are final.

The date(s), time(s) and location(s) of exhibitions of the films shall be at the discretion of the festival. No film, once programmed, can be withdrawn.

All exhibition copies of accepted films must arrive to the festival by May 20th, 2016.

The Niagara Integrated Film Festival will only accept short films for exhibition screenings in the form of a High Definition Digital File, under 5gb

The Niagara Integrated Film Festival endeavors to take all reasonable anti-piracy precautions for the copyrighted materials in our possession. By submitting to NIFF, you release the society from all risk and liability in the event of theft or breach of copyright of your materials while on festival premises