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 2015 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 2015 not accepted.

Overall Rating
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  • Arsen A. Ostojic

    The first edition of OIFF was truly successful. Kudos to the entire festival team and Sherif Awad for managing to put together a serious festival in the midst of the pandemic. I loved the awards ceremony which was broadcast live online. Good luck with the future editions of the festival.

    November 2020
  • Grandin Theatre Film Lab

    OIFF was very professional and candid with all their communications, which is essential for a year like 2020. We were honored that our students' work was part of the festival and hope we can continue to participate in the future. Would recommend.

    November 2020
  • Jeremy Vella

    Really fun festival! They did a very very good job to live stream the awards ceremony. Brilliant communication from the beginning to the end.
    Thank you so much for the opportunity to showcase my short film in Canada!

    November 2020
  • Lofty Sky Entertainment

    We were very excited that our film 'Ask No Questions' was chosen as a semi-finalist at the first Ontario International Film Festival. It was very well organized and I look forward to seeing the festival grow.

    November 2020
  • Amin*a Maher

    A great festival. Your great efforts bring cultural and social development.
    Thank you so much for your great award! It is an honor.

    November 2020