From the heart of Nogojiwanong/Peterborough, we are thrilled to announce that submissions are now open. Submit today to be considered for ReFrame's January 2024 festival!

If you experience barriers to submission, please contact submissions@reframefilmfestival.ca

The ReFrame Film Festival is a community celebration of documentary film and media art, with a lens on social and environmental justice.

We aim to build socially active, engaged community audiences through the curated presentation of documentary film and media art.

We are committed to:

-Supporting and showcasing the work of documentary filmmakers and media artists
-Providing an accessible festival experience by removing physical, social, and economic barriers to participation
-Fostering dialogue around issues of social justice, human rights, and environmental responsibility
-Decision-making processes that are inclusive and guided by principles of anti-oppression
-Valuing and empowering employees and volunteers
-Nurturing collaborative community partnerships

ReFrame is a documentary film festival focusing on social and environmental justice issues. ReFrame is looking for documentary films – Short (under 40 min), Mid-Length (41-65 min), and Feature-Length (over 65 minutes). Submissions must be assigned two categories to assist with our programming process:

Age – Youth & Aging
Arts & Culture
Environment & Food
International Human Rights
Health – Mental Health & Ability
Indigenous Rights
Feminist Issues
Local & Regional
Education, Science & Technology

ReFrame will pay screening fees for all films selected for ReFrame 2024. Fees are calculated according to the number of minutes of the film and in compliance with the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) fee schedule 2022-2024.

In most situations, only films completed after October 1st, 2020 will be considered for official selection.

Distributors must limit their submissions to TWO titles only to be considered by the festival. Any further submissions will not be considered unless prior arrangements have been made.

All non-English language films must have English subtitles.

ReFrame will only review films that have completed the online submission process, unless other arrangements have been made.

We make our decisions in the fall and, due to limited resources, only films accepted to the festival will be contacted.

For films that are selected for the festival, we will require a QuickTime file to our specifications. We do not accept DCP as a screening format.

The number, date(s), time(s), and location(s) of screenings of the selected films are at the sole discretion of ReFrame. Filmmakers of accepted entries will be notified with these details.

If you have questions about your submission please email submissions@reframefilmfestival.ca

To learn more or to make sure your doc is a good fit, check out our website and previous festival programs: www.reframefilmfestival.ca