Come celebrate and share your passion for independent film. The Canada International Film Festival has firmly established itself among the top film festivals in Canada. Held each year in the beautiful and cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, British Columbia, the festival brings the very best of world cinema to Canada from over 90 countries around the world. The 2011 Canada International Film Festival will be held April 2nd – 3rd, 2011 at the beautiful Edgewater Casino in downtown Vancouver. This year’s Festival Program will showcase a wide variety of North American and International Feature Films to thought-provoking Shorts, Documentaries, Music Videos, Animations, Experimental Films, Student Films, a Screenplay Competition, and more.
The festival is dedicated to the creation of opportunities for the artistic interaction and exchange among independent filmmakers and the film-going community. Festival-goers create their own experience with everything from Canadian and World Premiers to industry access through filmmaker panels and seminars, to intimate gatherings and nightly parties. Each year the festival opens with a filmmaker reception allowing the creators of these wonderful films to interact with each other and the festival-going audiences. The festival culminates with the Closing Awards Ceremony honoring the important work of some of today’s brightest and most creative artists.
Each year, awards are presented in all of the main categories for the top films and filmmakers, writers and actors. The highly coveted Grand Jury Award will be presented to the best film in competition selected from among all the films in the Festival.
In an effort to foster new and undiscovered writing talent, the Canada International Film Festival also features an annual Screenplay Competition. Awards are given for the top screenplays in competition. All films and screenplays featured in the Canada International Film Festival are selected based only on the overall quality and merits of the work. We aim to discover and recognize simply the best new, original voices in storytelling from around the world.