SIFF is a non-profit organization uniting talented storytellers and visionaries with audiences seeking fresh concepts and new perspectives.
Showcasing both Canadian and International talent, SIFF celebrates the art of filmmaking and awards the creators behind the scenes. Our festival is an all-ages event with categories directed to independent films and the unseen stories they've shared.
We want to encourage the younger generation to get involved in the industry and celebrating their fledgling art and talents.
All profits from the festival go back into the Sea-to-Sky art programs, focusing on nurturing the film passion within our youth. SIFF will celebrate the industry with special events and premiers, interviews and podcasts from people in the industry, and a virtual festival connecting film lovers globally.
We are committed to creating a green and sustainable festival for film lovers to enjoy for generations to come.
All award winners receive a special artisan-made SIFF Award.
The Louve Award, which is the highest recognition at SIFF, will be awarded to the film which stands out amongst all other films. This award comes along with a prize package from our Squamish sponsors.
By submitting to the festival, you are admitting copyright ownership of everything submitted, and you agree to allow us to screen your film (or other artistic work) anytime during the entire festival run for which you are submitting, at no charge to the festival and for any additional screenings beyond the current festival.
All media selected by the festival will be asked to provide promotional materials, but we ask that no promotional materials be sent until we notify you of selection.
The Squamish International Film Festival (SIFF) proudly accepts entries exclusively via FilmFreeway.com, the world’s best online submissions platform.
Upon selection, the entrant grants the Squamish International Film Festival the right to utilize publicity materials related to the production (i.e. press kits, posters, stills, preview tapes, etc.) for promotional purposes in all mediums, including broadcast, print and internet.
The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Squamish International Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's 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.
The film has been submitted for consideration with the knowledge and consent of the Producer(s) listed in this form.
Participation in the Squamish International Film Festival implies an understanding and acceptance of these regulations. The Festival reserves the right to rule on cases not foreseen by these regulations.
By participating in the Squamish International Film Festival, I certify that I/we are the sole owner(s) of the work submitted and that I/we have obtained all necessary releases and clearances necessary for public screening. By submitting this entry, I agree that the Squamish International Film Festival, its affiliates and assigns may publicly screen the work, as part of SIFF, and may use all or part of the work and any stills and descriptive material, including the title of the work in any publicity efforts for the festival, including any broadcast or internet and website use. I/we also agree to allow this submission to be included in repeat screenings of SIFF which may occur outside of the original context, and which may include being part of a SIFF sponsored screening at other film festivals both within and outside of Canada. I understand that my screening copy will not be returned.
THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS & CLEARANCES:
All films must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. If the film contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to the submission of the film, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use of the film by the Squamish International Film Festival. Squamish International Film Festival reserves the right, in its sole and unfettered discretion, to verify at any time during the Competition that all necessary clearances relating to any film have been obtained. At any time during the Festival, SIFF reserves the right, in its sole and unfettered discretion, to disqualify and remove any film that potentially or actually infringes any third party's copyright(s).
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
By entering into this Contest, entrants hereby release and discharge the Squamish International Film Festival (SIFF) and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, assigns, agents, representatives, independent contractors, officers, employees and directors from and against any and all claims, liabilities, costs, damages and expenses of any kind arising out of or relating to their participation in this Festival, their use or acceptance of any prize, the use by SIFF of any films submitted by entrants and/or any actions or decisions of SIFF in connection with the conduct and administration of this Festival. Entrants hereby waive any right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in connection with any claim against SIFF, any of the Sponsors or Co-Sponsors, or any of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, assigns, agents, representatives, independent contractors, officers, employees and directors.
Squamish International Film Festival is not responsible for technical failures of any kind or any problems or delays arising from any technical, software or equipment malfunctions, computer viruses, or any other technical, equipment or human errors of any kind, or any damage or alteration to your film that may occur in connection with the uploading or display of the film. If SIFF determines in its sole discretion that there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering or fraud relating to any portion of the Festival, or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Festival, SIFF reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. SIFF is not liable for any failure to screen any submitted films if that failure is due to circumstances beyond its control.