Ark Gate International Film Festival (AGIFF) is an annual cinematic extravaganza held in "Montreal" from "November 27th to December 1st".
We are thrilled to announce that the 4th AGIFF International Film Festival will have a special focus on "Immigrant Women" this year. We are committed to celebrating the creativity, talent, and stories of immigrant women from around the world. Join us in honoring their contributions to the film industry and showcasing their unique perspectives.

Unlike other Canadian festivals, AGIFF's distinctiveness lies in its mission to unite diverse communities within the city. Communities that often function in isolation find a common ground under AGIFF's banner, sharing their unique cultures through films representing their countries.

The festival's name, inspired by gates, symbolizes the endeavor to bring communities closer. In Canada, despite residing in the same country, cultural communities can remain distant. AGIFF strives to change that narrative, encouraging collaboration, breaking down barriers, and fostering a sense of unity.

One of the festival's key pillars is its unique competition format, where films of varying lengths and genres compete on equal footing. AGIFF believes in emphasizing quality over duration, allowing a 10-minute short film to compete against a 100-minute feature. This inclusive approach has fueled the festival's growth over three successful editions, capturing significant attention.

However, what truly sets AGIFF apart is its commitment to community integration. The festival acts as a cultural bridge, allowing diverse communities to share their stories, traditions, and perspectives through films. AGIFF becomes a catalyst for cultural exchange, promoting unity among communities that might otherwise remain isolated in Canada's multicultural landscape.

The festival's dedication to breaking cultural barriers is not just a thematic element but a fundamental philosophy. AGIFF envisions a Canada where communities connect, collaborate, and share their cultural richness, fostering a stronger sense of Canadian identity. The festival's uniqueness lies not only in celebrating diversity but in contributing to the larger tapestry of Canadian multiculturalism.

As AGIFF approaches its 4th edition in 2024, the anticipation is high. The festival's community-driven narrative, its commitment to inclusivity, and the celebration of diverse cultures make it a standout event. AGIFF is more than a cinematic experience; it's a pivotal initiative for building interconnected, thriving communities across Canada.

Feature films, short films, and student films compete across documentary, fiction, animation, and experimental genres.

We proudly present the Crystal Arkab for ARK GATE FILMS (AGIFF) International Film Festival as an award.
The 4 awards are:
-Best Film
-Best Director
-Best Screenplay
-Best Actor (There is no difference between male and female actors, just an award)
We have planned a unique final celebration for the festival in the beautiful cottage where both workshops and the festival will take place.

REGULATION

1. FILMS REGISTRATION.

1.1. CONDITIONS OF THE FILM.
Year of production: 2024-2023.
All genres, styles and themes.

1.2. REGISTRATION FORM.
https://filmfreeway.com/ArkgateFilmFestival

1.3. DEADLINES.
The deadline for the application of films to the Festival will end on October 27, 2024.
The event will take place between November 27th to December 1st, 2024

1.4.SELECTION CRITERIA.
Talent prize for creativity, originality. innovation in cinematic language and discourse.

2. SELECTED FILMS.

2.1. SENDING COPIES
Shipments are made online.
In the case of shipments with a physical device, the return transport is the responsibility of the distributor.

2.2. SCREENING AND ROOMS
The selected films are projected in the cinema.
Film crews have invitations, which they can request from the organization.

2.3. RIGHTS
Whoever submits the film to the AGIFF Film Festival is responsible for its originality and owns the rights to the work. The registration of the work means the transfer of exhibition and promotion rights to the AGIFF Film Festival, during the Festival days or outside dates, as a Festival event.
The Festival will communicate the activity to the registration contact person.

The activity is not for profit, it responds to the founding principles of the AGIFF Film Festival of ·fostering talent and artistic creativity with a content of noble human values".

2.4. JURY DECISION
The jury consists of a president and other members. The president of the jury may exercise the vote of honor if necessary.
The jury watches the films, deliberates, votes and gives rise to the verdict.

2.5. AWARDS
-Best Film
-Best Director
-Best Screenplay
-Best Actor (There is no difference between male and female actors, just an award)

The Award is a trophy. We proudly present the Crystal Arkab for ARK GATE FILMS (AGIFF) International Film Festival as an award. Its value is in the Festival category, its jury and the dissemination it is AGIFF.
The winner is not notified in advance. Exceptionally it could be communicated confidentially.

2.6. IMPORTANT
FILMS THAT HAVE BEEN REGISTERED AND SELECTED MAY NOT BE WITHDRAWN FROM THE FESTIVAL.
The registration implies the acceptance of these regulations and the customs of the festivals.
If force majeure causes force to modify the regulation, it will be published with the new modifications.

Overall Rating
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  • This festival was amazing! I was hesitating on attending since I live in Montreal, but I am so happy I decided to go. Everybody was so kind, and everything was very professional. I met fabulous people and received amazing comments on my movie. Thank you so much for selecting "The Line"!

    July 2023
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    Response from festival:

    your welcome. Thanks for coming. We hope to be with you for the next

  • sepidar valian

    Arkgate is Wonderful festival. Thank you so much for the opportunity to be a part of your sphere.

    July 2022
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    Response from festival:

    your welcome. Thanks for coming. We

  • Nice festival, with a good organization and work in the networks. Good platform for students and our projects. Hugs.

    July 2022
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    Response from festival:

    your welcome. Thanks for coming.

  • amir zavosh

    I am proud to announce that I had one of the most extraordinary artistic experiences I have ever had at this festival. Huge thanks ARK GATE❤️🙏

    July 2022
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    Response from festival:

    your welcome. Thanks for coming.