*** THIS IS FOR 2019 EDITION ***

CANADA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL has continued to grow and develop into an important screening opportunity for filmmakers. We screen documentary, feature and short films of every genre. We are no longer accepting submissions via DVD.
We make the process simple, you can submit to our festival through FilmFreeway and send us a link to your film. We prefer streaming services such as Vimeo or YouTube.
The Festival will take place at:
CINEMA DU PARC - Montreal - QC - CANADA
The festival will screen the selected films according to the theater schedule.
January 26th 2019 from 1 to 7 pm - Screening of films
January 26th 2019 from 7 to 9 pm - Award Ceremony and screening of the Winners
The trophy is an award given only to the winners who attend to the festival.
The festival will not send the trophy by mail, ups etc... We will send the certificates to filmmakers who can´t come to the festival.

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Awards & Prizes

Trophy and Award Certificates:

BEST SHORT FILM
BEST FEATURE FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY
BEST ANIMATION
BEST STUDENT FILM
BEST WEB SERIES
JURY SPECIAL AWARD
BEST CANADIAN SHORT
BEST CANADIAN FEATURE
BEST CANADIAN DOCUMENTARY
BEST CANADIAN STUDENT FILM
BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY
BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY
BEST FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILMS

Rules & Terms

All non-English films must have English subtitles.
At this time, we are only requesting online submissions and all materials must be viewable online, as we want to remain as green as possible.
By submitting to the festival, you agree to allow your film (or other artistic work) to be screened by the festival during the festival run, for which you are submitting, at no charge to the festival. If there are to be any additional screenings, we will come to a mutual agreement between the filmmaker and the festival. All media selected by the festival will be asked to provide promotional materials, but we ask that no promotional materials be sent until selection. By submitting to the festival you are admitting copyright ownership of everything submitted.
The festival reserves the right to disqualify any submission at any time, if there is any question of ownership, copyright infringement or any sign of disrespect (in any form of media) to the festival or its representatives.

20 Reviews

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    Youcef Beghdadi

    Had a great time. Strong lineup!

    May 2017
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    So-jin Park

    the film festival is jeaneous.

    March 2017
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    Max Machado

    The team was super receptive and kind from the get go, the whole experience was fantastic, very organized and with a lot of respect towards the filmmakers. And best of all, in my favorite place in town, Cinema du Parc. Hope to be back next year!

    February 2017
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    Ritchie Vermeire

    Best festival.
    Good communication nice interviews etc ..
    Great that our film got Rose audience award.
    Next short film, I definitely submit again.
    Greets Ritchie Vermeire

    February 2017
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    John Pisano-Thomsen

    Jose, Eliane, Alice and Marcello are wonderful hosts and it was lovely time "connecting" with other filmmakers. Communication/notifications were great and there's a lot of love and care put into it by the Festival staff. Many thanks and much love.

    February 2017