The Ontario International Film Festival is an annual event that takes place every October in Toronto. It's a festival that gives independent filmmakers from different cultures and backgrounds, the opportunity to get known, learn and get acquainted with the industry to better integrate easily.

Any filmmaker from any culture in Canada or around the world, who is struggling to have an opportunity to work in the film industry, ONIFF will help them to create their own films, and engage them within the global film industry.


Awards:

1- Best International Feature Film.
2- Best Canadian Feature Film.
3- Best International Short Film.
4- Best Canadian Short Film.
5- Best International Documentary.
6- Best Canadian Documentary.
7- Best International Director.
8- Best Canadian Director.
9- Best International Screenwriting.
10- Best Canadian Screenwriting.
11- Best International Actor/ Actress.
12- Best Canadian Actor/ Actress.
13- Best International Second Actor/ Actress.
14- Best Canadian Second Actor/ Actress.
15- Best International music scoring.
16- Best Canadian music scoring.
17- Best International film sound.
18- Best Canadian film sound.
19- Best International Editing.
20- Best Canadian Editing.
21- Best International DOP.
22- Best Canadian DOP.
23- Best International Student Project.
24- Best Canadian Student Project.

International film rules:

1- Non English films must have English subtitles.
2- Upload an official poster.
3- Synopsis.
4- You grant the right for posting the film trailer.
5- Upload your film on FilmFreeway.
6- Nonrefundable fees.
7- Films made before 2019 not accepted.

Canadian Film Rules:
1- french movies must have English subtitles.
2- Upload your poster.
3- Synopsis.
4- You grant the right for posting the film trailer.
5- Upload your film on FilmFreeway.
6- Nonrefundable fees.
7- Films made before 2019 not accepted.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Carol Mullins

    Fantastic festival! Great communication and networking opportunities!

    November 2021
  • Moira Simpson

    It was an honour to be in your festival. Immense thanks for selecting our documentary, The Least We Can Do. We appreciate all your support.

    November 2021
  • Teresa Picciano

    Great service and programming. Thank You for selecting my film Mate & Date. Rewarding opportunity.

    November 2021
  • We would like to express our deep gratitude to the organizers and members of the jury of the film festival! Everything was organized at the highest level !! Great professional team! And of course, we didn't expect to receive 4 awards for our film Mother of Apostles at all! We are very happy and proud to was the part of your prestige festival!

    November 2021
  • Vivian Papageorgiou

    Great festival with excellent communication! People from the festival are very friendly and the Q&A was amazing! I am very happy that my film "Hansel" was part of it and hope to be able to participate again in a future edition, maybe next time in person! I wish all the success to the future editions of the festival!

    November 2021