List of film festivals in Canada

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Film festivals

This is a list of film festivals that take place (or took place) in Canada. Where relevant, the list below notes when a festival is considered a qualifying festival for the purposes of the Canadian Screen Awards.[1]

National[edit]

Name City Notes CSA
Air Canada enRoute Film Festival
Canadian Labour International Film Festival

Alberta[edit]

Name City Notes CSA
Artifact Small Format Film Festival Calgary
Banff Mountain Film Festival Banff
Banff World Media Festival Banff Yes
Bleak Midwinter Film Festival Calgary
Calgary International Film Festival Calgary Yes
Calgary Underground Film Festival Calgary
Dreamspeakers Film Festival Edmonton Yes
Edmonton International Film Festival Edmonton Yes
FAVA Fest Edmonton Yes
Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival Calgary LGBT film
Marda Loop Justice Film Festival Calgary Documentary films
Northwestfest Edmonton Documentary films Yes
Rainbow Visions Film Festival Edmonton LGBT film
Reel Shorts Film Festival Grande Prairie Yes

British Columbia[edit]

Name City Notes CSA
Crazy8s Vancouver
DOXA Documentary Film Festival Vancouver Documentary films Yes
Kelowna World Community Film Festival Kelowna Documentary films
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois et francophone Vancouver Francophone films Yes
Vancouver International Film Festival Vancouver Yes
Vancouver International Women in Film Festival Vancouver Yes
Vancouver Asian Film Festival Vancouver
Vancouver Queer Film & Video Festival Vancouver
Victoria Film Festival Victoria Yes
Whistler Film Festival Whistler Yes

Manitoba[edit]

Name City Notes CSA
African Movie Festival in Manitoba Winnipeg
Afro Prairie Film Festival Winnipeg
Canadian International Comedy Film Festival Winnipeg
Cinémental Winnipeg
Droids and Dragons Film Festival Winnipeg
Freeze Frame Film Festival Winnipeg Yes
Gimli Film Festival Gimli Yes
Gimme Some Truth Documentary Festival Winnipeg Yes
Riding Mountain National Park Film Festival Wasagaming
Reel Pride Winnipeg
Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival Winnipeg
Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival Winnipeg Yes
Winnipeg Underground Film Festival Winnipeg

New Brunswick[edit]

Name City Notes CSA
Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie Moncton Yes
Silver Wave Film Festival Fredericton Yes

Newfoundland and Labrador[edit]

Name City Notes CSA
Nickel Film Festival St. John's
St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival St. John's Yes

Northwest Territories[edit]

Name City Notes CSA
Yellowknife Film Fest Yellowknife Yes

Nova Scotia[edit]

Name City Notes CSA
Atlantic Film Festival Halifax Yes
Devour! The Food Film Fest Halifax Yes
Emerging Lens Film Festival Halifax Yes
Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival Halifax Yes
OUTeast Film Festival Halifax

Ontario[edit]

Name City Notes CSA
Barrie Film Festival Barrie
Belleville Downtown DocFest Belleville Documentary films
Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival Toronto
Bloody Horror International Film Festival Ottawa Yes
Breast Fest Film Festival Toronto
Buffer Festival Toronto
CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival Toronto Short films
Canadian Film Festival Toronto Yes
CaribbeanTales Youth Film Festival Toronto Yes
Centretown Movies Outdoor Film Festival Ottawa
Cinéfranco Toronto Francophone films Yes
Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival Sudbury Yes
Female Eye Film Festival Toronto Yes
Festival of International Virtual & Augmented Reality Stories Toronto
Film North – Huntsville International Film Festival Huntsville
Frame Film Festival Toronto
Guelph Film Festival Guelph Documentary films
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival Toronto Documentary films Yes
Images Festival Toronto Yes
ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Toronto Yes
Inside Out Ottawa Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival Ottawa
Inside Out Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival Toronto
Italian Contemporary Film Festival Toronto
Junction North International Documentary Film Festival Sudbury Documentary films
Kingston Canadian Film Festival Kingston Canadian films Yes
London Lesbian Film Festival London
Lost Episode Festival Toronto Toronto
Meaford International Film Festival Meaford
North by Northeast Toronto
Northwest Film Fest Thunder Bay
One World Film Festival Ottawa Documentary films
Open Roof Festival Toronto Yes
Ottawa Canadian Film Festival Ottawa
Ottawa International Animation Festival Ottawa Yes
Ottawa International Film Festival Ottawa
Planet in Focus Toronto Yes
Punjabi International Film Festival Toronto
Queer North Film Festival Sudbury
Rainbow Reels Queer and Trans Film Festival Kitchener-Waterloo
Reelout Queer Film Festival Kingston
Reelworld Film Festival Toronto Yes
Regent Park Film Festival Toronto
South Western International Film Festival Sarnia
Take 21 Toronto
Toronto After Dark Film Festival Toronto Yes
Toronto International Film Festival Toronto Yes
Toronto International Teen Movie Festival Toronto
Toronto Jewish Film Festival Toronto
Toronto Queer Film Festival Toronto LGBTQ-themed experimental film
Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival Toronto Yes
Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival Toronto
Vox Popular Media Arts Festival Thunder Bay
Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema Waterloo
Windsor International Film Festival Windsor Yes
World of Comedy Film Festival Toronto

Prince Edward Island[edit]

Name City Notes CSA
Charlottetown Film Festival Charlottetown Yes

Quebec[edit]

Name City Notes CSA
Canada Independent Film Festival Montreal
Canada China International Film Festival Montreal
Carrousel international du film de Rimouski Rimouski Yes
Cinemania Montreal
Comedia Montreal
Fantasia Festival Montreal Yes
Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue Rouyn-Noranda Yes
Festival du film de l'Outaouais Gatineau Yes
Festival du nouveau cinéma Montreal Yes
First Peoples' Festival Montreal Yes
IF3 International Freeski Film Festival Montreal
Image+Nation Montreal
International Festival of Films on Art Montreal Yes
LeMIAFF! Montreal International Animation Film Festival Montreal
Montreal International Black Film Festival Montreal Yes
Montreal International Children's Film Festival Montreal Yes
Montreal International Documentary Festival Montreal Documentary films Yes
Montreal World Film Festival Montreal Yes
Les Percéides Percé Yes
Quebec City Film Festival Quebec City Yes
Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma (Montreal) Montreal Yes
Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma (Quebec City) Quebec City Yes
Saguenay International Short Film Festival Saguenay Yes
Sommets du cinéma d'animation Montreal Yes
Vues d'Afrique Montreal Yes
Wakefield Documentary Film Festival Wakefield Documentary films
The YoungCuts Film Festival Montreal

Saskatchewan[edit]

Name City Notes CSA
Queer City Cinema Saskatoon
Regina International Film Festival Regina
Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival Saskatoon
Reel Rave International Film Festival Waskesiu Lake
Yorkton Film Festival Yorkton Yes

Yukon[edit]

Name City Notes CSA
Available Light Film Festival Whitehorse Yes
Out North Queer Film Festival Whitehorse

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