*** 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.
Awards & Prizes
Trophy and Award Certificates:
BEST SHORT FILM
BEST FEATURE FILM
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.