Welcome to the second year of The Great Canadian Sci-Fi Film Festival!

The Great Canadian Sci-Fi Film Festival is an international film festival based in Toronto Canada. We are dedicated to showcasing the works of science fiction filmmakers from around the world. We accept both short and feature films that consist of elements based on science fiction. Our festival offers cash prizes based on audience vote with an online venue for all to view.

We plan to feature 50+ films this year. We view every film we receive.

The festival will be taking place from November 10th- November 13th, 2022. Our selected films will be shown at The Royal Cinema and an online venue.

We will be accepting film submissions from now until August 31st. We will reveal the final selections on September 9th.

We also produce a Comedy Film Festival and a Horror Film Festival. Please follow the links if interested.



The festival gives out the following awards:

Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best International Film
Best Canadian Film

Ticket holders for the festival will have the opportunity to vote for best film of the film block they viewed. The film with the most votes will receive an American cash prize.

Best Short Film - $300 USD prize
Best Feature Film - $500 USD prize

Note: Our festival features multiple film blocks made from short films and feature films. We expect to give away four prizes this year. One for best feature film block and three for best short film blocks.

This may be subject to change based on how many film submissions we receive.

Entries must be related to science fiction. This includes puppets, animation, web content, performance theatre and music videos

Entries do not need to be premiers to be submitted

Short Film entries must be under 20 minutes in length

Feature Film entries must be over 20 minutes in length

If selected to screen at the festival, entries must be provided in a high resolution (24 fps) ProRes QuickTime format. It is okay to submit films in a lower resolution to review for selection.

Only three entries per filmmaker

No refunds will be given

Foreign films are accepted but english subtitles must be added

The Great Canadian Sci-Fi Film Festival confirms that the festival has the permission to exhibit your film(s) during the festival and/or at any other festival event. Submission of work implies that the festival can employ moving image excerpts and reproduce stills of exhibition promotion. Credit will be given to any filmmaker or screenwriter if such material is used in festival promotion. The original copyright holder retains all rights to their work.

Overall Rating
  • Henning Morales

    Thank you for recognizing our film XENTASTIC and helping us reach our goals. Please continue to provide great venues for enthusiasts and audiences of the sci-fi world! This festival is exactly what's needed! On behalf of the Dirt Merchant Films Tribe and Jewel Sky Productions... Thank you!

    November 2022
  • Paul Titley

    The whole night went very smoothly and the organizers answered any questions I had promptly. They also did lots of PR for the all the films being shown, so you definitely get a lot of buzz going for your film. Thanks for doing our Toronto premier!

    November 2021
  • So rad! <3 Thanks for the DINOSAURS IN A MINING FACILITY Best Feature love.

    November 2021
  • Jack Getschman

    It was a real pleasure entering this festival! The management was very friendly, helpful and kind. The venue looked fantastic as well! It was a true honor to win for Best International Film!

    November 2021
  • This festival was extremely well-organized. Tyler and Alana were incredible hosts and the whole event was genuinely a blast. The venue is beautiful (The Royal Theatre in Toronto) and the jury has immaculate taste in sci-fi films. Thanks for selecting my film My Girl, Skelly for Best Short Film and Best Canadian Film! I look forward to submitting next year.

    November 2021