Canada's LONGEST RUNNING, LARGEST and MOST MAJESTIC COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL - The Canadian International Comedy Film Festival -- CICFF!

This past year (FEB 2019) was an awesome festival with great comedy filmmakers from Canada and around the world both submitting and attending. So too did a sweaty, beer swilling, frostbitten audience attend. The gig was packed and the people laughed and laughed...

Dedicated to the art of comedy on film, we aren't one of those pretentious films festivals that pre-selects the lineup, snubs low-budget, dismisses non-conventional or charges outrageous submission rates. Oh, and we actually watch YOUR submissions.

Our motto at CICFF is "Where the world comes to laugh!" because after the filmmaker yells "cut" and the Grand Marshall of the Festival yells "roll the films" we are all about celebrating the art of comedy.

Just "Make Us Laugh!"®™

So cheers, submit and show up ready to laugh for the EIGHTH installment of CICFF on February 29, 2020!

Shorty Award
Peoples Choice Award
Official Jury Select Award
Rom Com Award (Depending on the submissions of that year)
Best International Comedy Film Award
Best Canadian Comedy Film Award

*Filmmaker will receive trophy as well as have their film and names engraved on our CICFF / Shärt legacy trophies for each category.

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL TERMS & CONDITIONS By entering a film into CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL you and your entire team agree to the following conditions: (1) Selection All entries will be subjected to a selection process by a panel of industry professionals according to criteria left solely to the discretion of the Film Festival organizers. Only finalists will have their entries shown on the screening nights. The names of finalists will be placed on our website: about one month (or less) prior to the Winnipeg screening night. (2) Entrance & Due Date All entries must be submitted on or before Jan 10th, 2020. NO exceptions will be allowed (except as specified per category) for interstate or international entries so please post your films early. Late entries will NOT be accepted and once entries have been received and selected for screening, they are considered as final. No reedited versions will be accepted after the deadline. Entries may not be retracted after the deadline has passed. Moreover the accompanying entry fee is non-refundable. (3) Use of your entry CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL's aim is to screen your film for our Winnipeg audience, promote your film and to provide exposure to you as a filmmaker. Entrants to CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL consent that on occasion the organizers may need to edit or reproduce in appropriate formats or for other reasons, the entry for use. Furthermore CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL reserves the right to showcase the submissions during the festival at the festival in Winnipeg, Canada for its audience. The entrant(s) grant non-exclusive worldwide rights to their film and all materials contained within and indemnify CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL against any losses or damage incurred through usage of their film. (4) Copyright & Permission The entrant(s) agrees that all copyright in the sound recordings and footage belongs to them or has been used with permission and/or under license of the owner. Moreover all actors and persons appearing in the film have given consent to appear. (5) Agreement By entering a film, all entrants agree to these terms and conditions and this agreement is governed by the non- exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Manitoba, Canada. The singular includes the plural and vice versa. The words and expressions used in this agreement have the meanings given to them in the Copyright Act, 1985 Canada unless expressly stated to the contrary in this agreement. In the case of any inconsistency between the provisions of this entry form and any other language contained in CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL marketing material, the provisions of these Terms and Conditions prevail.

Overall Rating
  • Brad Gibson

    I couldn't make the trip to attend the festival but the communication and pre-festival interview was great to make me feel a part of it!! Congrats to all the filmmakers

    May 2019
  • Scott Farrell

    Wasn't able to attend but it looked like it was tons of fun! During a phone interview with them I could tell these guys definitely put a lot of heart into it and I wouldn't hesitate to submit again in the future!

    March 2019
  • Trevor Kristjanson

    I love this festival! Will be back year after year, whether I've got a film screening there or not.

    March 2019
  • Louise & Sherill Munro & Turner

    We're so happy to have screened Mind F*#k at CICFF and just wish we could've attended in person because we love the vibe of having a laugh and a good time! We did get to have a lovely chat with David on the phone before the festival, which really helped us to feel part of it.

    February 2019
  • Jared Adams

    Had a couple films show at CICFF over the past few years and it's always a great time. Looking forward to next year.

    February 2019