CENSURED IN CANADA is a film festival for Canadian-based artists and work marginalized by Canadian festivals and institutions – whether it was due to a lack of “right” credentials / connections; or the work challenges aesthetic / cultural / social norms. Our inaugural 2015 festival premiered 21 works of diverse themes and styles at CineCycle in downtown Toronto, ON
Tired of being rejected by yet another Canadian film festival? Can’t stand the crass commercialism, or twee sentimentalism you see on screens? Caught between Hollywood formula and abtruse art-school aesthetics? Made a film that espouses an alternative or unpopular opinion?
Do you challenge the limits of mainstream cinema, push the boundaries of independent film, or question socially-accepted perspectives; and find you can’t get your work shown in Canada? Or, are you frustrated because you do not have the right degrees and cliques to get your work funded or screened in Canada?
If any of the above is a resounding yes, We think CENSURED IN CANADA might be the platform for you to get your voice heard.
Rules & Terms
+ Applicants must be the director or producer of the submitted work.
+ Applicants must be based in, or reside in Canada; this includes non-landed residents of Canada (e.g. work permits)
+ Applicants can submit up to 2 works each.
+ Applicants must own the rights to the work and the right to grant CENSURED IN CANADA permission to screen the work, and to use an excerpt for any promotional activities related to the festival.
+ All genres / styles / experiments are accepted.
+ Unless silent (no dialog), submitted works should be in English / have English subtitles.
+ The submitted work must not have been created for commercial purposes.
+ The submitted work must be a Canadian premiere, and must have been rejected by at least 2 to 3 Canadian film festivals. The more the merrier.
+ Eligible screening formats are: 8mm, 16mm, 35mm, DVD, Blu-Ray, Quicktime / MPEG-4 (H.264) file
Although we welcome diverse peoples, experiments, opinions and perspectives, we reserve the right to reject work that was created to instill hatred and prejudice.