The Quinte Canadian Film Festival

Notice of change .... We working and planning towards having the film fest in October despite the fact of having many unknown factors to work with, we are extending our notification date to give us more time ..... please watch our website and this description for any news .... here is hoping we can put all this behind us soon and get back to enjoying great Canadian films .. stay safe everyone ..

Quinte West, Ontario

The Quinte Canadian Film Festival is located in Trenton, within the City of Quinte West. Trenton was the home of Canada’s first, and for a time, only movie studio.
Between 1917 and 1934, the studio made more than 1,500 silent films. One of those films, a First World War drama called ....Carry On, Sergeant! drew critical acclaim at the time and solidified the studio as the Hollywood of the North.
Locally our film roots run deep and this festival is brought to you by filmmakers...for filmmakers...

We are accepting short film submissions of 15 minutes or less in any genre .. Animated, LGBTQ, documentary, Drama etc...
This is the first year we are accepting short film submissions in our 4 year history. The selected films will screen during either a dedicated block of short Canadian films, or as a pre roll prior to a feature film (will depend on length and committee decision).
We are dedicated to discovering and supporting veteran and the next generation of filmmakers.

The annual Quinte Canadian Film Festival will screen curated features and submitted shorts for 3 days in the spectacular setting of the Bay of Quinte region, Ontario. It will take place on Friday through Sunday October 16 – 18 , 2020.

QCFF captures the imagination of audiences and contributes to the vitality of Canadian film culture by providing emerging filmmakers with an opportunity to show their latest work in a vibrant and nurturing atmosphere. Visitors are drawn to the area to experience exciting new films by both new and established independent artists, and for the opportunity to mingle with them at fun and friendly Friday Gala and Saturday Panel discussion and film maker mixer.

We are committed to promoting film as an art form by focusing on personal, innovative, imaginative films by Filmmakers, writers and directors with a unique style and point of view.

This a non competitive film festival ...There will be no awards for individual films but all films selected for screening will receive a cash honorarium based on the CARFAC-RAAV Minimum Recommended Fee Schedule 2020

Films must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2019.

Films must have a Canadian Connection. Either made in Canada or made by a Canadian
production company/team.

Films must be submitted via FilmFreeway online screener.

No Fee Waivers are available.

Entry fees are non-refundable.

No commercials.

If you choose to send us a DVD screener it must be labeled with the title, running time, your email address, and your phone number. Please place your FilmFreeway # on the Screener.

We do consider works in progress but your film needs to be close to completion and if selected it must be completed before June 15, 2020.

Do not send a press kit until your film has been selected.

All non-English language films must have legible English subtitles.

Multiple submissions must have separate forms and appropriate fees.

The selection committee decisions are final.

If your film is selected, your screening print must arrive by September 1, 2020

We accept most digital DCP please

All filmmakers under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian submit on their behalf.

Filmmakers must be authorized to submit their films to the 2020 Quinte Canadian Film Festival and are responsible for the accuracy of all information provided on the application form.

The QCFF may use images, sounds and excerpts from the films for promotional purposes in all media including the QCFF website

You indicate that you have read and understand the QCFF entry guidelines and rules and regulations and that you agree to the QCFF Terms and Conditions. Furthermore, you indicate that you shall indemnify and hold harmless the QCFF from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any
claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.