The Festival was created to celebrate the art of filmmaking and to honor the filmmakers who make it all possible.
The entire application process is done online through FilmFreeway.

How the festival works:
On the notification date, the selected projects will be notified by e-mail and they can download the Official Selection Laurel.
During the next 2 weeks, the jury will decide the WINNERS of each category and also the Special Jury Awards.

The Winners will receive the laurel and the online certificate.
Only the Winners will be invited to the Film Festivals Group Annual Event to receive the Trophy and Certificate in person, and also have their films screened.


This Festival is presential but in case of political instability, martial law, war, natural disaster, pandemic diseases, or any situation that put at risk the organization of the event and the people involved, automatically the Festival will be switched to ONLINE FESTIVAL.
All submitters will be notified about that on the notification date.
The winners will receive the online version of the certificate.



Trophy and Award Certificates to the categories:

Best Short Film
Best Documentary
Best Feature Film
Best Student Film
Best Animation
Best Music Video
Best Web Series
Best Screenplay Short
Best Screenplay Feature
Best Canadian Short Film
Best Canadian Documentary
Best Canadian Feature Film

Best Asian Short Film
Best Asian Feature Film

The Asian Short and Feature category allows only films from these Countries : Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar.


ATTENTION : For the Special Jury Award and Photography Categories
the winners will receive only the award certificate.

Special Jury Award
Best Photography - Nature
Best Photography - People​











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Canada's Independent Film Festival 2019