Welcome to the Canadian Independent Film Festival

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Enjoy Our Film Experience

The Canadian Independent Film Festival (CIFF) is an independent festival born in Canada, the land of diversity.

The vision of the CIFF is to establish Montreal as a center for local and international filmmakers to share global perspectives as well as independent thoughts with a large audience through film.

The mission of the CIFF is to promote independent film culture and encourage its development alongside with empowering minorities.

No Premier Status is required.

Awards & Prizes

Best Feature Films:

– Canadian Fiction
– International Fiction
– Canadian Doc
– International Doc

Best Short Films:

– Canadian Fiction
– International Fiction
– Canadian Doc
– International Doc


-Best Web-Doc
-Best Web-Fiction
-Audience Award

– Photography Contest

– Best Actor/Actress
– Best Cinematography
– Best Editing
– Best Secondary Actor/Actress
– Best Script
– Best Sound

Rules & Terms

I have read, understood and complied with all eligibility requirements of the categories for which I would like this film to be considered and to the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true.

a- This film is not subject to litigation nor is threatened by any litigation.

b- I am duly authorized to submit this film to the Festival and its Competition and understand that the Festival holds the right to screen my film for Festival screening and promotional purposes and to extract clips from this film for promotional purposes. I understand this may include online streaming of clips on Festival or Festival sponsor sites.

c. In the event the designated party is unable to attend the awards ceremony, I understand that the director and/or producer of the film as listed in the credits of the film shall accept any and all awards in their stead.

d. If selected as a participant in the Festival, television-ready media clips of the film must be provided by the date provided on notice of selection if requested.

e. If selected as a participant I will deliver the film in the format requested by the deadline set at the time of acceptance (Full Resolution file).

f. This film will not be available online publicly during the dates of the film festival.

g. Kindly, have prepared in advance a Vimeo link, posters, and screenshots from your movie.

To contact us

Submit your movie through FilmFreeway

Our Film Festival Partners


Beirut, Lebanon

we Film Festivals


A Night Of Misfit Films

Phoenix, USA

Fantasy film festival

Paris, France