*** 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.
The trophy is an award given only to the winners who attend to the festival.
The festival will not send the trophy by post, ups etc...

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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

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.

Overall Rating
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    Andre Di Mauro

    It's undoubtedly the best film festival I've ever attended! Excellent in every way, highlight the impeccable organization of the festival led by directors José Claudio Silva and Eliane Maciel and his team of collaborators. Also called the attention the high artistic level of the participants. The Canada Independent Film Festival is today one of the most important events in world cinema. I would like to express my gratitude to the directors José Claudio Silva and Eliane Maciel for the honor and privilege of having participated in this very special event. I strongly recommend that everyone who produces quality films joins this festival. Having attended the Canada Independent Film Festival was truly wonderful!

    February 2018
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    Danny MAlin

    Thank you for screening my film. I appreciate it.

    Danny MAlin.

    February 2018
  • Thanks!
    It was an honor to be selected for this Film Festival.
    See you next year CANADA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL!

    Dear colleagues,
    We are currently working on preparing the script for adventure, action movie (duration -120 minutes ). This is a movie about a young superhero who has supernatural human abilities and fights against a representative of evil powers. At the end of the film, the hero overcomes the representative of the dark powers and his guards.
    The film will show the fighting with good and evil guards, racing in cars, shooting, dangerous scenes and mysterious tricks of stuntmen.
    We are looking for a partner abroad in order to implement this film project jointly in Ukraine (Lviv city).
    We are a new film company, formed several months ago. In our creative portfolio, we have one short film "I'm not afraid" that can be viewed through CANADA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL.
    Our team has new creative ideas and a great desire to study and work together with experienced directors and producers from Canada.
    In case of your interest in cooperation, please write to e-mail: mksbog@ukr.net
    Best regards
    Bohdan Khomyn
    Writer/Director

    February 2018
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    Gavin Irvine

    Films are in Jose and Eliane's DNA - they are wonderful hosts who greet you with a smile and warmth that immediately puts you at ease and makes you feel like one of the family. Their communication and organization skills are top notch, and they treat you as an artist with the utmost respect. This is a fabulous event, fabulous people - I highly recommend it.

    February 2018
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    Fabien Dufils

    Had a great time. Strong lineup and nice people!

    February 2018