The Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival (BITS) was first created in 2012 with a mandate is to highlight the best in contemporary genre film making in Canada.
The festival will run in November 23 TO 26, 2017 at The Royal cinema in Toronto, Canada with its unique program of premieres of features, shorts and seminars.
Awards & Prizes
On closing night we hand out 14 certificate awards that we call "The Bloodies".
- Best Feature
- Best Short
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Director
- Best Screenplay
- Best Cinematography
- Best Editing
- Best Ensemble
- Best Special FX
- Best Music Score
- Best Poster
- "Rising Star" Award
- "Vanguard" Award
Rules & Terms
We focus mainly on Canadian filmmakers but we are now open to international co-production films as well. Please read the submission requirements carefully before submitting.
All films must have been completed after January 2013 and we ask that it be at least a Toronto Premiere.
By Canadian we mean that:
- the film has a Canadian director and;
- must be shot in Canada AND/OR have a predominately Canadian crew.
By premiere we mean that:
- the film hasn't been shown publicly at any theatre in the Toronto/GTA area including any other film festival.
The International category are for international films that are co-productions with a Canadian company
- The main crew (Director/Producer) is a Canadian working abroad.
- The main actor(s) is a Canadian working abroad.
If you have any questions about our requirements, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to check first before submitting.
By applying to BITS you have agreed to the terms listed above and that there are no submission fee refunds.