The ICFF began as a not-for-profit film festival, and has developed into a multidisciplinary organization that embraces all facets of the arts. Incepted in 2012, ICFF has grown to represent over 13 different local communities and attracts 51,000+ attendees. Through its beloved one-of-a-kind events that span from design to music, and from art to cinema, ICFF promotes Toronto as dynamic cultural and artistic destination. Throughout the year, ICFF organizes special initiatives exploring different aspects of world culture, while catering to the needs of diverse and multi-generational audiences and upholding Canada’s growing cultural and artistic sectors.

Each year, the ICFF is also proud to present an inspiring lineup of films, presenting a thoughtfully-curated selection of International movies representing Canada’s cultural mosaic from variety of communities with a special 'Focus Italia' series.

The 13th Annual ICFF awards are:

People’s Choice Award – The best feature film chosen by the audience will be announced on the last day of the festival.

Critics’ Award – The best feature film as selected by a jury composed by members from the Toronto Film Critics Association.

ICFF Best Short Film Award – The jury of Canadian experts will vote and select one short film that provides exciting and engaging storytelling to receive this award that also comes with a prize.

Special Award – For the feature film that best promotes the Italian-Canadian social and cultural values.

Deadline - April 15, 2024

- Feature Film (min 80') – competitive section for international feature films
- Short Film (max 15’, preferred 10' or less) – competitive section for Italian short films
- Documentary – non-competitive section for documentaries

- All films must be Canadian premieres.
- Films that are available to purchase are not eligible.
- Promotional films are not eligible (e.g. films promoting tourism, charitable appeals, etc.).
- Short films must be within about 10 minutes of length.
- For the ICFF International film selection: Feature films only accepted
- For the ICFF Italian film selection: All submitted feature and short films must be made in Italy, or made by Italians, or have Italian content.

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Overall Rating
  • The communication with the festival was excellent! I'm very proud I have been part of ICFF!

    July 2022
  • Super Festival! Thank you very much for the experience!

    November 2020
  • Riccardo Roan

    What a superb festival! Congratulations to all the team behind this wonderful festival - highly recommend submitting here!

    July 2019
  • A new standard in Film Festival administration and quality. Truly outstanding!

    June 2019