*** 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
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • James Carroll

    Great Festival. Great communications. It was an honor to be part of it.

    March 2018
  • We were delighted to be part of the 2018 Canada Independent Film Festival and our representatives, Cee & Tiffany, had a great time attending on our behalf in Montreal. Great communication and really made an effort to make all filmmakers attending feel welcome and special. Fascinating line up of films and web series as well in the official selection. We were especially thrilled to win Best TV & Web Series at the Gala Awards and thank Jose and Eliane for their great organisation and for putting on such a fantastic festival!

    February 2018
  • Youcef Beghdadi

    What a great event! My cast and crew and I had a great time at the festival. We watched some beautiful shorts and feature films and had a great time meeting other filmmakers.
    Many many thanks to Jose Claudio and the festival directors for their efforts in showcasing the work of independent filmmakers. You can tell they do it for the love art.
    Highly recommend.

    February 2018
  • 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
  • Danny MAlin

    Thank you for screening my film. I appreciate it.

    Danny MAlin.

    February 2018