Italian Contemporary Film Festival (0)


23 Nov 2015
Call for entries

31 Mar 2016
Festival closed

31 May 2016
Notification date

09 Jun 2016
19 Jun 2016


1287 St. Clair Av. West, Unit 9,  M6E 1B8, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Feature film festival >60' 120'<

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Festival start: 09 June 2016      Festival end: 19 June 2016

Attending the festival will let you experience a wide selection of Italian-themed contemporary films, documentaries, panel discussions, workshops and events.

The 5th edition ICFF 2016 promises to be a great celebration of the art of Italian cinema. In 5 cities (Toronto, Vaughan, Montreal, Hamilton and Quebec City) , film lovers will find a rich, surprising and eclectic film program, where emerging talent rubs shoulders with prestigious guests. This year, the opening and closing galas will be held at the glamorous Ritz-Carlton and Roy Thomson Hall, where movie goers have the opportunity to mingle with directors and celebrities alike.

ICFF is a Festival that takes place during Canada and Ontario’s “Italian Heritage month.” As the only Italian Film Festival in Canada, ICFF is an influential showcase for contemporary cinema of Italian origin from all over the world and brings together filmmakers and audiences to celebrate Italian heritage cinema as well as explore its new frontiers. All films are in Italian or other foreign languages subtitled in English. ICFF takes place over 9 days of cinematic experiences centred on Italian life, culture and history.

The festival will present an international collection of feature films, documentaries and shorts, including premieres, advance screenings and independent films. Screenings will be supplemented by guest appearances by filmmakers, actors, authors, academics and other expert speakers and complemented by Q&A sessions.

Come join us!

The 5th Annual ICFF awards are:

People’s Choice Award – The best feature film chosen by the audience will be announced on the last day of the festival.

Critics’ Award – The best feature film as selected by a jury composed by members from the Toronto Film Critics Association.

ICFF Best Short Film Award – The jury of Canadian experts will vote and select one short film that provides exciting and engaging storytelling to receive this award as well as CAD $1,000.

Special Award – For the feature film that best promotes the Italian-Canadian social and cultural values.

- Feature Film – competitive section for feature films
- Short Film 10’ – competitive section for short films up to 10 minutes long
- Documentary – non-competitive section for documentaries

Feature length films must run for at least 60′ and documentaries can be in any duration and if they are under 10 minutes, they fall in the short film competitive section.

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NOTE: Deadline- March 31st, 2016

Festival requirements:

- All submitted films must be made in Italy, or made by Italians, or have Italian content.
- Feature films, documentaries of minimum 60-120 minutes and short films of max. 10min as well as children's programming that are made in Italy, made by Italians or that have Italian content.

• ALL films must be Canadian premieres.
• Films that have previously been publicly screened, broadcast or otherwise made publicly available (including online) in Canada will NOT be considered.
• Films that are available to purchase on online are not eligible. This includes DVD/Blu-ray/VHS formats.
• Promotional films are not eligible (e.g. films promoting tourism, charitable appeals, etc.).
• All submitted films should have been completed after December 2012.
• The ICFF short films can be of max. 10 minutes (shown before a feature film and eligible for the Best Short Film Award).



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