The Western International Film Festival is an online festival that allows the audience to vote for the winners.
In true Canadian fashion, WCIFF aims to create a community of local and global filmmakers. We offer the opportunity to get in touch, collaborate and engage with other creative minds.
WCIFF does not have a panel of "qualified judges" to choose which films should win. The winners are chosen through an audience vote. By doing this, WCIFF seeks to create a positive, accepting environment, without relying on a few selected individuals, who may have biased opinions.
WCIFF wants filmmakers to have the recognition that they deserve by offering them a festival that is easily available, inclusive and fun. Every filmmaker is important and they all should have a fair chance to win an award.

Participants in this festival will have the opportunity to virtually connect with other filmmakers and collaborate.

The winners of the awards will receive a seal of approval and will always be welcome to vote in future festivals!

In order to participate in voting, you must join our Discord server.
Voting rules and explanation can be found on

All accepted films will be broadcasted ONCE through our Twitch account.
Twitch videos will be deleted after the festival is over.

We are unable to showcase any nudity over Twitch. We kindly ask that you censor any nudity that may be in your film if you would like for us to play it live. A black bar or a blur effect will make the film acceptable.

Please be aware that we are in partnership with a distribution company, Devonian Design and Special Effects. Any films submitted to our festival may appear on their website without prior notice. Devonian Design and Special Effects offers 75% of all profits directly to the filmmaker. Please email us to let us know the price of which you would like to sell your film. Alternatively, please email us and let us know if you do not want your film to be on their website. If your film has been put onto the Devonian website by mistake, simply let us know and they will take it down immediately and return any profit made by that film through the website, back to the filmmaker instantaneously.

By submitting your film and by watching or participating in anyway, you therefore acknowledge that any unauthorized recordings or similar acts of piracy is against the law in Canada, the USA, etc... and will be met with serious legal repercussions.

Be kind!

Overall Rating
  • Christopher Carter Sanderson

    Our unusual film was truly appreciated for what it has to offer. The festival communications were that rare combination of friendly, frank, insightful, and kind. We'll be back!

    December 2022
  • Greg Osadczyj

    Hoping that Western Canadian International Film Festival keeps its talented new submissions coming for the future!

    December 2022
  • Paolo Pier Luigi Guglielmetti

    thank you for your attention and for giving the possibility of visibility of my work with kids, a decidedly positive experience.

    November 2022
  • Chris Chong

    I am very honored that I get the Best Drama at your film festival, and also the additional awards for my outstanding best actresses awards for them. Really appreciate that, thank you.

    November 2022
  • Αλέξανδρος Θεοδωρίδης

    Its a big honor to be part of this festival. Thanks a lot.

    November 2022