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Canadian Film Festival Resources

The Blood Theatre is all about horror movies. In order for that to continue we need to keep them coming! If there is anything we can do to help a filmmaker get exposure for their film, we want to help. We’ve compiled a list of Canadian film festivals to which Horror and Sci-fi films are considered. This list will be updated regularly.

Although this list is for Canadian festivals, many of them accept international entries. We recommend using WITHOUTABOX to extend your search and take advantage of the entry fee discounts.


The following festivals are listed in order of nearest deadline:

The Female Eye Film Festival
Where:
Toronto, ON
When:
June 20th-June 24th, 2013 Genre:  Any Genre, All Lengths
Submission Deadline:
August 31st, October 31st (Late)
Submission Details:
http://www.femaleeyefilmfestival.com/

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)
Where
: Toronto, Ontario
When:  September 6th-16th, 2013
Genres: Any Genre, All Lengths
Submission Deadline: April 27th, 2013, Final – May 25th (Can) and  June 1st (Int’l)
Submission Details: http://tiff.net/thefestival/

Fantasia International Film Festival
Where:
Montreal, Quebec
When:
July 18-August 6, 2013
Genres:
Any genre, All Lengths, unique films preferred
Submission Deadline: May 3rd, 2013

Submission Details:
http://www.fantasiafest.com

Edmonton International Film Festival 
Where: Edmonton, Alberta
When: September 26th -October 5th, 2013
Genres: Any Genre, All Lengths
Submission Deadline: TBD *Call for Entries opens Feb 15th 2013*
Submission Details: http://www.edmontonfilmfest.com/

Toronto After Dark Film Festival
Where: 
Toronto, ON
When: 
October 17th-25th, 2013
Genre: 
Horror, Sci-fi, Action & Cult Films
Submission Deadline: TBD

Submission Details: 
http://torontoafterdark.com/

Dark Bridges Film Festival
Where: 
Saskatoon, SK
When: 
Sept 26th-29th 2013
Genre: 
Any Genre, All Lengths
Submission Deadline: June 30th, 2013

Submission Deatails: 
http://www.darkbridges.com/

Vancouver Asian Film Festival
Where:
Vancouver, BC
When: TBD

Genre:
Any Genre, Director, Writer and/or Producer must be of Asian heritage
Submission Deadline: TBD

Submission Details:
http://www.vaff.org/

The World Film Festival – Montreal
Where: 
Montreal
When: TBD
Genres:
Any genre, All Lengths
Submission Deadline: TBD

Submission Details:
http://www.ffm-montreal.org/

Atlantic Film Festival
Where: Halifax, Nova Scotia
When: TBD
Genres: Fiction, Documentary, Animation or Experimental, Any length
Submission Deadlines: TBD
Submission Details: http://www.atlanticfilm.com/sites/default/files/32nd_aff_entryform2.pdf

Cinefest Sudbury
Where:
Sudbury, ON
When: TBD

Genre:
Any Genre, All Lengths
Submission Deadlines: TBD

Submission Details:
http://www.cinefest.com/media/uploads/2012_csiff_entry_form.pdf

Antimatter Film Festival
Where: 
Victoria, BC
When: 
TBD
Genre: 
Any Genre, All Lengths
Submission Deadline: TBD

Submission Details: 
http://www.antimatter.ws/

St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival
Where: 
St. John’s, NL
When: 
TBD
Genre: 
Any Genre, Must be written, directed and/or produced by a woman
Submission Deadline: TBD

Submission Details: 
http://www.womensfilmfestival.com/

HotDocs
Where
: Toronto, Ontario
When: April 25-May 5, 2013
Genres: Documentary only, both Canadian and international, all lengths, all subject matter
Submission Deadline:  January 13, 2013 (CLOSED)
Submission Details: http://www.hotdocs.ca/festival/

NSI Online Short Film Festival
Where:
Online
When: New films added once a week for a year
Genres: Any Genre, must be Canadian, no longer than 30 mins
Submission Deadline: January 4th, 2013 (CLOSED)
Submission Details: http://www.nsi-canada.ca/

Kingston Canadian Film Festival
Where:
Kingston, Ontario
When: Feb 28th – Mar 3rd, 2013
Genres: Any, must be Canadian, both shorts and feature length
Submission Deadline: CLOSED for 2013
Submission Details: http://kingcanfilmfest.com/

Dawson City International Short Film Festival
Where: Dawson City, Yukon
When: March 28th-31st, 2013
Genres: Any Genre, 30 minutes or less
Submission Deadline: CLOSED for 2013
Submission Details
: http://www.dawsonfilmfest.com/

Ali

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