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Key
ani = animated films
dig = digital
doc = documentaries
educ = educational films
exp = experimental/innovative
fant = fantasy films

flf = full-length features
gen = general subject matter
hor = horror films
ind = industrial films
kid = children's films

new tech = new technology
retro = retrospectives
sci-fi = science fiction
shorts = short films
vid = videos

TBA means date is yet to be announced.


BERMUDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
PO Box HM2963
Hamilton HM 19
Bermuda
tel: (441) 293-3456
fax: (441) 293-7769
e-mail: deputydirector@biff.bm
website: www.biff.bm
contact: Duncan Hall
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, doc, shorts + narratives
Fest organizers say: "The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recognised the Bermuda International Film Festival as a qualifying festival for the Short Films category for the Annual Academy Awards."


$100 FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
Building J2, 2711 Battleford Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T3E 7L4
Canada
tel: (403) 205 4747
fax: (403) 237-5838
e-mail: festival@csif.org
website: www.csif.org/festival
contact: Melanie Wilmink
deadline: TBA
theme: independent short films on film; 16mm or Super 8
categories: shorts
formats: 16mm, Super 8
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers is pleased to present the annual $100 Film Festival. The festival embodies the spirit of low-budget, independent filmmaking and brings the experience of projected celluloid to our audience by only screening film prints. It is the only competitive festival in Canada that screens exclusively on Super 8 and 16mm film. The Festival does not charge any entrance fees and pays artist fees for all films selected for the festival. The selected films will also be eligible for festival prizes."

3 AMERICAS FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
226, St. Joseph Street East
Québec, Canada G1K 3A9
tel: (418) 647-1234
fax: (418) 647-1112
e-mail: festival@fc3a.com
website: http://fc3a.com
contact: Sonia Corriveau
deadline: TBA
theme: films from throughout the continent
categories: doc, edu, exp, shorts
formats: 35mm, video, Betacam DVD
no fee
competitive

ANTIMATTER: FESTIVAL OF UNDERGROUND SHORT FILMS & VIDEO
(September 2010)
636 Yates Street
Victoria, B.C.
Canada V8W 1L3
tel/fax: (250) 385-3327
e-mail: info@antimatter.ws
website: www.antimatter.ws
theme: non-mainstream films 30 minutes or less in length completed within the last two years
contact: Todd Eacrett
deadline: TBA
categories: shorts (30 min. maximum)
formats: 16mm, Super 8, MiniDV, DVD, VHS
fee: $10 (early)/$20 (final)
Fest organizers say: "Seeking imaginative, volatile, entertaining and critical works which exist outside the mainstream, regardless of the subversive or dangerous nature of their content, stylistic concerns or commerical viability. Selected works may be included in upcoming international tours. Industrial, commercial and studio products ineligible."

ATLANTIC FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
P.O. Box 36139
#220-5600 Sackville Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 1L2
Canada
Tel: (902) 422-3456
Fax: (902) 422-4006
e-mail: festival@atlanticfilm.com
website: www.atlanticfilm.com
contact: Lia Rinaldo, Director (902) 420-4796 rinaldo@atlanticfilm.com
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, doc, ani, exp, shorts + scripts
formats: 35mm, 16mm, NTSC Betacam Long, NTSC Betacam Short
fee: $25 (CDN)
competitive

BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
Mountain Culture, The Banff Centre
Box 1020
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Banff, Alberta
Canada T1L 1H5
Box 1020, Station 38
Banff, Alberta
T1L 1H5, Canada
tel: (403) 762-6675
fax: (403) 762-6277
e-mail: banffmountainfilms@banffcentre.ca
website: www.banffcentre.ca
contact: Deb Smythe
deadline: TBA
theme: film or video on mountain subjects - climbing, sports, environment, culture
categories: any length film
fee: $50
competitive

BRIDGE FEST
(May 2011)
607-1160 Haro Street
Vancouver, V6E 1E2
Canada
tel/fax: (604) 687-5071
e-mail: bridgefest@bridge-productions.com
website: www.bridge-productions.com
contact: Denis Cviticanin
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, flf, gen, shorts
formats: DVD
fee: $20
competitive

CABBAGETOWN SHORT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
383 Sackville Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 3G5
tel: (416) 924-3514
e-mail: gdineen@sympatico.ca
website: www.cabbagetownshortfilmandvideofestival.com
contact: Gina Dineen
deadline: TBA
theme: shorts no longer than 15 minutes
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, gen, retro, shorts
formats: VHS NTSC, DVD
no fee
competitive

CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
1320 15th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T3C 0X7
Canada
tel: (403) 283-1498
fax: (403) 283-1490
e-mail: jdupuis@calgaryfilm.com
website: www.calgaryfilm.com
contact: Jacqueline Dupuis
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, fant, flf, gen, hor, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 35mm, Digibeta, Beta
fee: varies; see website

CALGARY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
c/o Bird Dog Video
1333 16 AVE SW
Calgary, AB. T3C 0Z7
tel: (403) 852-0279
e-mail: cuff@calgaryundergroundfilm.org
website: http://calgaryundergroundfilm.org
contact: Brenda Lieberman
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, shorts
formats: DVD, 35mm, BetaSp, DVCam, MiniDV, DigiBeta
no fee
Fest organizers say: "Founded in 2003, CUFF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to programming films that defy convention. Through the screening of contemporary works in various categories we bring Calgarians a unique roster of films rarely seen in North American theatres."

CANADA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2011)
991 Hornby Street, Suite 57
Vancouver, BC, V6Z1V3
Canada
tel: (604) 608-5522
e-mail: info@canadafilmfestival.com
website: http://canadafilmfestival.com
contact: William Young
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS 35mm film
fee: $30-45
competitive

CANADIAN FILM CENTRE'S WORLDWIDE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
2489 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M2L 1A8
Canada
tel: (416) 445-1446
fax: (416) 446-9481
e-mail: shortfilmfest@cdnfilmcentre.com
website: www.worldwideshortfilmfest.com
contact: Denise Strong
deadline: TBA
theme: short films
formats: NTSC (preferable) or PAL
fee: $15
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The growth of the Festival over the past two years has been tremendous. Toronto is a film-savvy city and a great place for screening shorts, and I know that our audience is catching on to the quality and originality that short films offer. The Festival is becoming a 'must-attend' event on the cinematic calendar of residents, tourists and film fans alike."

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL (CIAFF)
(Fall 2010)
P.O. Box 60554
Hamilton, Ontario
L9C 7N7 Canada
tel: (905) 388-5840
fax: (same as above)
e-mail: ciaff@canada.com
website: http://ciaff.org
contact: Jon Soyka, Festival Director
deadline: June 30 each year
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, vid
formats: VHS or DVD - NTSC format ONLY (No PAL or SECAM entries accepted). [If you submit a DVD, include a VHS copy as well in case the DVD doesn't work.]
fee: see website
competitive

CINEFEST: SUDBURY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
90 Elm Street
Sudbury, Ontario
Canada P3C 1T2
tel: (705) 688-1234
fax: (705) 688-1351
e-mail: cinefest@vianet.on.ca
website: www.cinefest.com
contact: Tammy Frick, Executive Director
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, educ, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, kid, new tech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "This year, Cinefest will be celebrating ten years of film in Northern Ontario."

COMEDIA (JUST FOR LAUGHS)
(July 2011)
2101 St-Laurent Blvd.
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
tel: (514) 845-3155
fax: (514) 845-4041
e-mail: comedia@hahaha.com
website: www.hahaha.com/comedia
contact: Jon Rondeau
deadline: TBA
theme: comedy
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, flf, gen, kid, retro, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm, various video formats (please enquire)
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Funny. Films. Since 1997, Comedia has been the film division of Montreal's International Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs/Juste Pour Rire. Built around the largest comedy short film program in North America, (The Eat My Shorts series), Comedia features a selection of the funniest full length films, documentaries, tributes and special filmmaker presentations from Canada, the U.S. and around the world. Offering a bilingual (English and French) program, a competition and access to the hordes of industry members in town for the renowned comedy festival, Comedia is an international showcase for filmmakers."

DAWSON CITY INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
Klondike Institue of Art and Culture
Bag 8000
Dawson City, Yukon
Canada Y0B 1G0
tel: (867) 993-5005
fax: (867) 993-5838
e-mail: dawsonarts@yknet.ca
website: www.dawsonfilmfest.com
contact: Dan Sokolowski
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, gen, hor, kid, newtech, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 16mm, DVD, mini DV
fee: $10
competitive

DIGITAL FILM GROUP'S DV SHORT CONTEST
(December 2010)
316 East 1st Ave., 2nd Floor
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
V5T - 1A9
tel: (604) 879-5800
fax: (604) 879-5800
e-mail: rechna@digitalfilmgroup.com
website: www.digitalfilmgroup.com
contact: Rechna Varma
deadline: TBA
theme: short films no longer than four minutes
formats: Digital Video, HD
fee: $25
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Win a free 35mm transfer and a screening at Whistler Film Festival."

DOXA DOCUMENTARY FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
5-1726 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC
Canada, V5N 4A3
tel: (604) 646-3200
fax: (604) 254-1422
e-mail: kris@doxafestival.ca
website: www.doxafestival.ca
contact: Kristine Anderson
deadline: TBA
categories: doc
formats: NTSC VHS for preview; all formats for festival
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "DOXA is currently seeking independent and innovative documentaries to screen at our upcoming festival. Please see our website for guidelines and information."

DREAMSPEAKERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
8726-112 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5B 0G6
Canada
tel: (780) 378-9609
fax: (780) 378-9611
e-mail: info@dreamspeakers.org
website: www.dreamspeakers.org
contact: Helen Calhasen
deadline: TBA
theme: Aboriginal content, or Aboriginal directors, writers, producers, etc.
categories: all
formats: DVD, VHS, Beta cam, Beta SP
no fee
non-competitive

EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
#201-10816A-82 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6E 2B3
tel: (780) 423-0844
fax: (780) 447-5242
e-mail: mail@edmontonfilm.com
website: www.edmontonfilmfest.com
contact: Kerrie Long
deadline: TBA
theme: independent, Canadian shorts, international features and documentaries
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, flf, gen, kid, retro, shorts
formats: 16mm, 35mm, NTSC Vid (Betacam SP, VHS, SVHS, DVD)
fee: $20-$65
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Accepting features, shorts, documentaries and animated films from around the world, the Edmonton International Film Festival is one of Canada’s most dynamic celebrations of film. For more information, or to submit your film online, please visit our website."

FANTASY WORLDWIDE FILM FESTIAL
(October 2010)
632 Glebeholme Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M4C 1V6
Canada
tel: (416) 422-4432
fax: (416) 696-0234
e-mail: info@fwifft.com
website: www.fantasyworldwide.com
contact: Johanna Kern
deadline: TBA
theme: fantasy/sci-fi films
categories: ani, dig, doc, fant, flf, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 35mm, Beta SP (NTSC), DVD
fee: $15-$45CAD
competitive
comments: "FANTASY WORLDWIDE is a competitive film festival with Awards for Best Feature Film, Best Short, Best Documentary and Best Animation. Other Awards include: The People's Choice and Special Recognition for a Local (Canadian) Filmmaker. We welcome all filmmakers and projects from low-budget to blockbuster, beginners to veterans. The Festival accepts films of all lengths and of these genres - World Mythology, Fantasy (except for Horror), Mysticism, Magical Realism, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction, Legend and Archetype."

FIRST TAKE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2011)
16 Mitchell Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M6J 1B9
tel: (416) 427-0799
e-mail: info@firsttakestudentfilmfest.com
website: www.firsttakestudentfilmfest.com
contact: Paris Roger
deadline: TBA
theme: student films only
categories: all
formats: all
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The festival has marketplace."

GLOBAL VISIONS FESTIVAL
(November 2010)
#202, 10138-81 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T6E 1X1 Canada
tel: (780) 414-1052
e-mail: info@globalvisionsfestival.com
website: www.globalvisionsfestival.com
contact: Andy Laskiwsky
deadline: TBA
categories: doc
formats: 16mm, 35mm, Beta SP, NTSC Video (Beta SP, DVD, VHS)
fee: $25
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "Global Visions Film Festival presents documentary films and videos which act as catalysts for reflection, discussion, and inspiration."

HOT DOCS CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
110 Spadina Avenue, Suite 333
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2K4
Canada
tel: (416) 203-2155, ext. 225
fax: (416) 203-0446
e-mail: info@hotdocs.ca
website: www.hotdocs.ca
contact: Rhonda Costas, Manager of Administration
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, shorts, doc
fee: $26.50CDN ($25 + 6%GST)
competitive

HOT SHOTS HIGH SCHOOL FILM AND AD FESTIVAL
(June 2011)
2111 26 Ave. S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2T 1E7
Canada
tel: (403) 802-0118
e-mail: info@hsfilmfest.com
website: www.hsfilmfest.com
contact: Trevor Jurgens, Director trevor@hsfilmfest.com
deadline: TBA
theme: high school student directed shorts
categories: ani, dig, doc, fant, gen, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: VHS, DVD, MINI DV
fee: $20
competitive

INSIDE OUT TORONTO LESBIAN AND GAY FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
401 Richmond Street West
Suite 219
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8
Canada
tel: (416) 977-6847
hotline: (416) 925-9872 ext.2229
fax: (416) 977-8025
e-mail: inside@insideout.ca
website: www.insideout.ca
contact: Mike Vokins, Coordinator
deadline: TBA
theme: the best of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and transgendered films and videos
categories: all
formats: 35mm, 16mm, vid; preview in VHS (PAL, NTSC)
no fee
competitive

IMAGES FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 448
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8
tel: (416) 971-8405
fax: (416) 971-7412
e-mail: submissions@imagesfestival.com
website: www.imagesfestival.com
contact: Lise Brin
deadline: TBA
theme: independent media showcse, on and off screen
categories: exp, shorts
formats: see website
fee: early - $15 (shorts)/$35 (flf)
final - $25(shorts)/$50 (flf)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Images Festival is the largest festival in Canada for independent media, showcasing international excellence and innovation both on and off the screen. Hand-tinted celluloid, installations, DV, performance and interactive media are all right at home on the Images screen and stage. Presenting 10 days of groundbreaking works that constantly redefine the moving image, Images distinguishes itself by offering audiences a unique opportunity to see independent, creative works from outside the realm of the mainstream. Artists are honoured with ten festival awards for outstanding vision in film, video, student film and video, as well as installation/new media."

MONTREAL FESTIVAL OF NEW CINEMA
(October 2010)
Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal
3805, Boul. Saint-Laurent
Montréal (Québec) CANADA H2X 1X9
tel: (514) 282-0004
fax: (514) 282-6664
e-mail: info@nouveaucinema.ca
website: www.nouveaucinema.ca
contact: Maripierre D'Amour mdamour@nouveaucinema.ca
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: all
fee: (CAD) $30 (Canada)/(USD) $25 (all other countries)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "In keeping with its aim of promoting cinema d'auteur, independent video, and creativity in new media, the FCMM is constantly on the lookout for new and original works. Innovation and exploration are the guiding principles of the programming, which presents emerging artistic practices at the frontier of cinema and new media."

MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
3530, boul. Saint-Laurent
Montreal, Quebec H2X 2V1
Canada
tel: (514) 848-3883
fax: (514) 848-0060
e-mail: ffm@qc.aira.com
website: www.ffm-montreal.org
contact: Serge Losique, President/Daniele Cauchard, Vice President
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, flf, shorts
no fee
competitive

NATIONAL STUDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
University of Regina
3737 Wascana Parkway
Regina, Saskatchewan, S4S 0A2
Canada
tel: (306) 585-5386
e-mail: studentfilmfestival@hotmail.com
website: www.studentfilmfestival.ca
contact: Laura Toth
deadline: TBA
theme: Canadian student films
categories: shorts
formats: VHS, MiniDV, Beta SP, DVD, Super 8mm, 16mm
fee: $10
competitive

NICKEL INDEPENDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
(July 2011)
118 Gower Street
St. John's, NL, A1C 1P1
Canada
tel: (709) 689-1031
e-mail: nickelfestival@hotmail.com
website: www.nickelfestival.com
contact: Roger Maunder
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: Beta SP (NTSC), 16mm
fee: $10 (shorts)/$20 (flf)
competitive
comments: A festival created by filmmakers for filmmakers. See web-site for more info and entry form."

OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
2 Daly Ave., Suite 120
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1N 6E2
tel: (613) 232-8769
fax: (613) 232-6315
e-mail: ottawamedia@magma.ca
website: www.awn.com/ottawa
contact: Kelly Neale
deadline: TBA
theme: animated works
categories: ani, educ, exp, flf, kid, new tech, shorts, vid
formats: VHS & DVD only (CD-Rom or web link for Internet category)
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "This festival - the largest of its kind in North America, attracts filmmakers, broadcasters, and animation enthusiasts from around the world. Festival highlights include films entered in competition plus an assortment of special screenings, including tributes to Hayao Miyazaki, Robert Breer, Co Hoedeman, unsung Canadian animators and contemporary French animation."

PLANET IN FOCUS: TORONTO ENVIRONMENTAL FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
(October 13-17, 2010)
455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 304
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 2G8
tel: (416) 531-1769
e-mail: submissions@planetinfocus.org
website: www.planetinfocus.org
contact: Myan
deadline: TBA
theme: social and ecological environment
categories: ani, dig, doc, educ, exp, flf, kid, shorts
formats: DVD, Beta SP, 35mm, 16mm
fee: $25
competitive

REBELFEST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
157 Adelaide Street West, Suite 324
Toronto, Canada M5H 4E7
tel: (416) 286-0067
fax: (416) 703-9205
e-mail: info@rebelfest.com
website: www.rebelfest.com
contact: Annette Bain
deadline: TBA
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Dbeta, DVCam, DVD
fee: $50US (flf), $35US (shorts), $30US (music videos)
competitive

REELOUT QUEER FILM + VIDEO FESTIVAL
(January 2011)
c/o OPIRG
51 Queen's Crescent
Kingston, Ontario
Canada
tel: (613) 533-3189, ext. 2
e-mail: festival@reelout.com
website: www.reelout.com
contact: Matt Salton, Publicity
deadline: TBA
theme: queer content
categories: all
no fee
competitive

REELWORLD FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
The Paramount Theater
215 Carlton Street
Toronto, Ontario M5A 2K9
Canada
tel: (416) 598-7933
fax: (416) 585-2524
e-mail: info@reelworldfilmfest.com
website: www.reelworldfilmfest.com
contact: Horace Wright
deadline: TBA
theme: internationally competitive films and videos by racially and culturally diverse film and video makers
categories: flf, doc, shorts, vid + music vid
formats: 35mm, 16mm, Beta Cam, SP, DVC, PRO, SVHS
fee: $25 Canadian
competitive

REEL YOUTH TOURING FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2011)
2425 Oxford Street
Vancouver, BC V5K 1M7
tel: (604) 813-7328
e-mail: erica@reelyouth.ca
website: www.reelyouth.ca
contact: Erica
deadline: TBA
theme: youth-made films
formats: Mini DV, DVD, .MOV, .MPG
fee: $15
competitive
Fest orgnaizers say: "All of the films screened in this touring festival are juried by a panel of youth. All of the awards are based on people's choice voting."

RENDEZVOUS WITH MADNESS FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2010)
c/o Workman Theatre
1001 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1H4
Canada
tel: (416) 583-4339, ext. 3063
fax: (416) 583-4354
e-mail: rendezvous@sympatico.ca
website: www.rendezvouswithmadness.com
contact: Lisa Brown, Director/Joanne Huber, Director of Research
deadline: TBA
theme: films that deal with the facts and myths of metal health or addictions
categories: all
formats: 8mm, Super 8, 16mm, 35mm, VHS, Beta SP, digital video (contact fesival first before sending entry in this format)
no fee
non-competitive

SEA TO SKY FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
Box 3640
Garibaldi Highlands, BC V0N 1T0 Canada
tel/fax: (604) 898-5930
e-mail: apolo@shaw.ca
website: www.sea-to-sky.net/filmfest
contact: Adriane Polo
deadline: TBA
theme: shorts under 30 minutes
categories: exp, doc, shorts
formats: VHS NTSC
no fee
competitive

SPINNING WHEEL FILM FESTIVAL
(November 2010)
709 - 188 Doris Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M2N 6Z5
tel: (416) 730-0354
e-mail: info@spinningwheelfestival.com
website: www.spinningwheelfestival.com
contact: Kulvir Singh Gill
deadline: TBA
theme: films by, about, and for Sikhs and the wider public
categories: dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: 35mm, BETA, miniDV
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The Spinning Wheel Film Festival celebrates the stories of Sikhs worldwide, and brings diverse interpretations of their traditions and their 500 year history to the screen. Taking place at the Royal Ontario Museum the Festival will bring together filmmakers from across the globe to discuss their work, and screen films that touch on the Sikh experience. In earlier times, as villagers gathered around a spinning wheel - the charkha - to spin and weave, it also became a focal point where they shared their joys, their sorrows and their stories. So too is the Spinning Wheel Film Festival a gathering place for filmmakers and their audience to explore the life experiences of Sikhs in the global village."

SPROCKETS TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN
(April 2011)
2 Carlton Street, Suite 1600
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1J3
Canada
tel: (416) 967-7371
fax: (416) 967-9477
e-mail: sprocket@torfilmfest.ca
website: www.bell.ca/filmfest
contact: Jane Schoettle, Director
deadline: TBA
theme: children
categories: flf, docs, ani, dig, exp, gen, kid, retro, sci-fi, educ
formats: 35mm, 16mm, digital Beta, Beta SP
no fee
non-competitive

TORONTO AFTER DARK FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
3219 Yonge Street, Suite 346
Toronto, Ontario
M4N 3S1
CANADA
tel: (416) 903-6050
e-mail: info@torontoafterdark.com
website: www.torontoafterdark.com
contact: Adam Lopez
deadline: TBA
theme: horror, science fiction, fantasy, action, cult, bizarre
categories: ani, doc, exp, fant, flf, hor, sci-fi, shorts
formats: see website for more info
fee: see website for more info
competitive
Fest organizers say: "TORONTO AFTER DARK FILM FESTIVAL is Canada's critically acclaimed showcase of thrilling cinema and specializes in short and feature films in the genres of Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Animation, Crime, Action, Documentary and Experimental. The Festival is attended annually by over 4,000 enthusiastic film fans, in the week before Halloween, and has received widespread positive feedback from filmmakers, press and industry."

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(September 9-19, 2010)
2 Carlton Street, Suite 1600
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1J3
Canada
tel: (416) 967-7371
fax: (416) 967-9477
e-mail: tiffg@torfilmfest.ca
website: www.bell.ca/filmfest
contact: Piers Handling
deadline: TBA
categories: flf, docs, Canadian shorts
no fee
non-competitive

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL LOVE AND LUST FILM FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
Love and Lust Film Festival
c/o Mr. Carlo Coen
441 Westmoreland Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M6H 3A6
tel: (416) 918-3295
fax: (416) 425-6879
e-mail: loveandlustfilmfestival@gmail.com
website: www.loveandlustfilmfestival.com
contact: Frank Caruso, Director
deadline: TBA
theme: Love stories or tasteful erotic films
categories: flf, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm, DVD, Beta SP
fee: $30
competitive
Fest orgnaizers say: "The Festival will be held at the Bloor Cinema in beautiful downtown Toronto, Canada. This festival is open to all filmmakers around the world. The films must be romantic and/or erotic in nature. Other genres of films with some elements of romance and or eroticism will be considered by our selection committee."

TORONTO STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
2365 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
tel: (416) 449-2556, ext. 417
e-mail: tsff@live.ca
website: www.tsff.ca
contact: Jamie MacRae
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, gen, shorts
formats: dvd and a dada dics with movie in .mov .avi and other
no fee
competitive

TORONTO WORLDWIDE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
(please see Canadian Film Centre's Worldwide Short Film Festival)

TREMBLANT FILM FESTIVAL
(June 2010)
3661 Suite Famille, #51
Mont-Tremblant
Quebec J8E 1T1
Canada
tel: (819) 842-2289
e-mail: info@tremblantfilmfestival.org
website: www.tremblantfilmfestival.org
contact: Francois Rodrigue
deadline: TBA
categories: all
formats: 35mm, 16mm, HDCAM
fee: $50
competitive

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
(March 2011)
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
tel: (416) 978-2452
e-mail: info@uoftfilmfest.ca
website: www.uoftfilmfest.ca
contact: Rick Palidwor
deadline: TBA
categories: all
no fee
competitive and non-competitive
comments: "Emphasis on student work but all fimmakers welcome to apply."

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(September 2010)
Vancouver International Film Centre
1181 Seymour Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 3M7
Canada
tel: (604) 685-0260
fax: (604) 688-8221
e-mail: viff@viff.org
website: www.viff.org
contact: Alan Franey, Director
deadline: TBA
categories: gen, flf, doc, shorts (Canadian), ani, retro, sci-fi
no fee
non-competitive

VANCOUVER JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
(May 2011)
6184 Ash Street
Vancouver BC V5Z 3G9
tel: (604) 266-0245
fax: (604) 266-0244
e-mail: film@vjff.org
website: www.vjff.org
contact: Morey Altman, Executive Director
deadline: TBA
theme: Jewish content, or of interest to or about Jewish communities
categories: all
formats: all
no fee
non-competitive
Fest organizers say: "The longest running Jewish film festival in Canada, the Vancouver Jewish Film Festival’s mandate is to explore the diversity of Jewish life and culture, and promote the discussion of relevant issues and concerns within and beyond the Jewish community. Films are brought in from around the world to contribute to a better understanding of Jewish culture and help dispel hurtful and damaging Jewish stereotypes."

VICTORIA FILM FESTIVAL
(January 2011)
1205 Blanshard Street
Victoria, BC V8W 3J4
Canada
tel: (250) 389-0444
fax: (250) 389-0406
e-mail: festival@victoriafilmfestival.com
website: www.victoriafilmfestival.com
contact: Donovan Aikman, Programmer
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, exp, flf, gen, hor, kid, retro, shorts
formats: 35mm, DVD, Betacam
fee: $10 Canadian
competitive

VIDÉASTES RECHERCHÉ-ES
(November 2011)
541 de Saint-Vallier Est
B.P. 2
Québec G1K 3P9
Canada
tel:(418) 522-5561
e-mail: info@labandevideo.com
website: www.videastes.labandevideo.com
contact: Nicolas Bolduc
deadline: TBA
catagories: ani, doc, exp, fant, gen, hor, sci-fi, shorts
formats: all
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The primary goal of the Vidéastes Recherché-es is to stimulate the creation of original work and to build bridges between professionals and young creators, and regions and major production centres. Works must be in French or have French subtitles. For both the professional and emerging artist categories, maximum length is 20 minutes, including credits. Works submitted must have been made within 18 months prior to their submission. All film formats are accepted, however the copy presented with the registration form must be in VHS or DVD format."

VIEWFINDERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR YOUTH
(April 2011)
5600 Sackville Street
Suite 220
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1L2
Canada
tel: (902) 422-3456
fax: (902) 422-4000
e-mail: programming@atlanticfilm.com
website: www.atlanticfilm.com/html/viewfinders/index.asp
contact: Ivy Ho, Communications Manager (902) 420-4528
Kellie Manning, Director (902) 420-4331
deadline: TBA
theme: films must be appropriate for an audience under the age of 19
categories: flf, shorts, doc, ani, exp
formats: 35mm, 16mm, NTSC Betacam Short, NTSC Betacam Long; 1/2" VHS for preview
fee: $15

WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL
(December 2010)
Suite 1004, 102-4369 Main Street
Whistler, BC
Canada V0N 1B4
tel: (604) 938-3200
fax: (604) 938-3209
e-mail: shauna@whistlerfilmfestival.com
website: www.whistlerfilmfestival.com
contact: Shauna Hardy
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, flf, gen, kid, newtech, shorts
formats: 16mm, 35mm, Video format (NTSC)
fee: $25 (under 60 min.)/$50 (over 60 min.)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Emerging as the new winter destination for filmgoers and filmmakers, the Whistler Film Festival features all things that make a film festival fun: tons of informal socializing, networking and parties, great films, innovative workshops, guest appearances and a fantastic setting."

WINDSOR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR STUDENTS
(March 2011)
2425 Clover Street
Windsor, ON
N8P 2A3
tel: (519) 735-3326
e-mail: questions@wiff.ca
website: www.wiff.ca
contact: Mr. Turgeon / Mr. Pitre
deadline: TBA
theme: student films
categories, ani, dog, doc, edu, exp, fant, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: VHS, DVD, MiniDV
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The annual Windsor International Film Festival (WIFF) for Students is meant to encourage the creation of artistic expression in the Southwestern Ontario region of Canada and BEYOND!"

WORLD OF COMEDY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(February 2011)
45 Balliol Street, #509
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M4S 1C3
tel: (416) 487-7574
e-mail: cnolan@worldcomedyfilmfest.com
website: http://worldcomedyfilmfest.com
contact: Carla Nolan
deadline: TBA
theme: comedy films -- both shorts and features and films about the genre of comedy or personalities in the field of comedy
categories: ani, dig, doc, exp, fant, flf, retro, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm, beta SP, digibeta, DVD, mini DV
fee: $15 (shorts)/$25 (flf)
competitive

YORKTON SHORT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL: CANADA'S GOLDEN SHEAF AWARDS
(May 2011)
49 Smith Street East
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N OH4
Canada
tel: (306) 782-7077
fax: (306) 782-1550
e-mail: info@yorktonshortfilm.org
website: www.yorktonshortfilm.org
contact: Fay Kowal, Executive Director
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, educ, exp, ind, kid, video, shorts
formats: see entry form on website for details
fee: $75 (national)/$100 (international)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The festival is held annually in the spring, in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada. The City of Yorkton becomes a beehive of activity during festival week, with screenings, meetings, and social events galore. The easy-going atmosphere makes Yorkton the perfect place for networking opportunities."

YOUNGCUTS FILM FESTIVAL
(August 2010)
1002 Sherbrooke Street West, #2230
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3A 2L6
tel: (514) 287-1062
fax: (514) 499-8050
e-mail: info@youngcuts.com
website: www.youngcuts.com
contact: Peter Bailey
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, flf, gen, hor, kid, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, mini DV
fee: $60 (films 22 min. or less)/$90 (films 23 min. or longer)
competitive
Fest organizers say: "The YoungCuts Film Festival is a film festival for filmmakers under the age of 25 and for student film makers and non-student film makers alike. It's important because we not only evaluate young filmmakers' short films and feature films for our own Festival competition, but we can also evaluate your film with an eye to establishing its market potential."

EXPRESIÓN EN CORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(July 2011)
Calle Núñez #20A
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
México. C.P. 37700
tel: (52-415) 152-7264
fax: (52-415) 152-8899
e-mail: info@expresionencorto.com
website: www.expresionencorto.com
contact: Nina Rodríguez, Programming Director nina@expresionencorto.com
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, doc, exp, shorts
formats: NTSC DVD
fee: $25 US
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Expresión en Corto is Mexico's largest competitive film festival. Our festival is presented in two amazingly beautiful cities, San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato, in central Mexico. We screen films from 10am until 4am each day in such venues as the subterranean streets and tunnels of our city, our mummy museum (home of the original mummies that fought the famous Mexican wrestler and film star El Santo!), both city's graveyards and our new drive-in theater. France will be our spotlight country this year and we will be pleased to celebrate French cinema, its world-renowned history and contribution to the art of film. We also offer workshops, conferences, round-table discussions and Master's Classes taught by international film industry professionals at the top of their craft."

MEXICO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(April 2011)
20058 Ventura Blvd. #123
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
tel/fax: (484) 952-6224
e-mail: info@mexicofilmfestival.com
website: www.mexicofilmfestival.com
contact: Joseph Coury
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, edu, exp, fant, flf, gen, hor, ind, kid, newtech, retro, sci-fi, shorts
formats: DVD, VHS
fee: US$35
competitive
Fest organizers say: "Now in its third year, the Mexico International Film Festival is committed to bringing the best independent cinema from around the world to Mexico in an effort to maintain and enrich the country’s film culture. The festival is held in the serene and beautiful town of Rosarito, situated on the Baja coast, where the sun shines all year with cooling sea breezes, glorious clear skies, and the crystal azure Pacific as a backdrop. The Festival features premiere screenings, award ceremonies, seminars, a screenplay competition."

MONTERREY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(August 20-29, 2010)
Padre Mier 959 Ote
Barrio Antiguo
Monterrey, Nuevo León
México
tel/fax: (52-81) 8675-6935
e-mail: info@ficmty.org
website: www.ficmty.org
contact: Juan M. Gonzalez / Consuelo Pérez
deadline: TBA
categories: ani, dig, doc, flf, kid, shorts
formats: VHS, DVD for submissions
no fee
competitive
Fest organizers say: "FICMTY is open to short and feature films, in fiction, animation and documentary. The Festival also has a festival for children's films made by children."

VALORES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(October 2010)
Isla Flores 3344
Col. Jardines de San Jose
C.P. 44950
Guadalajara Jalisco
Mexico
tel: (52-33) 3343-4992
fax: (52-33) 3367-5800
e-mail: mayidelamora@hotmail.com
website: www.cinevaloresgdl.com
contact: María Eugenia de la Mora
deadline: TBA
theme: productions showcasing human values
categories: gen
formats: DVD, VHS
no fee
competitive

VOLADERO INTERNATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
(August 2010)
Voladero Espacio Cultural
Padre Mier 1099 Oriente, Barrio Antiguo
64000 Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
Mexico
tel: (52-81) 8343-0252
fax: (52-81) 8343-3501
e-mail: info@voladero.com
website: www.voladero.com
contact: Jose Galindo
deadline: TBA
theme: international short films under 30 minutes in length (must have been completed after January 1, 2001)
categories: ani, dig, doc, fant, shorts
formats: 35mm, 16mm, all video formats NTSC
no fee
competitive

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