Early Bird deadline ($30.00), May 1, 2019 

Regular Deadline ($35.00), June 21, 2019

Late Deadline ($65.00), July 12, 2019







Each film submission will be considered by Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival’s programming committee to determine which films will be screened during the Festival. Not all submissions will be programmed. The Festival presentation format is composite DCP only.



SUBMISSION FORMATS: For programming consideration, Cinéfest Sudbury accepts secure online screener links, digital files such as .Mp4 or .MOV on thumb drives, or physical submissions such as DVD (Region 0 or 1) or Blu-Ray. Submission material will be returned only if sender includes a self-addressed stamped envelope. Physical submissions must be labelled with the title, running time, WAB entry number, format and return address.


  • Films are selected on the basis of achievement in form and content.
  • Films must have been completed in 2018 or 2019.
  • Works that have been previously submitted, but not programmed, are permitted to re-submit (should the work fit the completion requirement).
  • For submission purposes, films may be works-in-progress.
  • Submissions that have been made available widely to the public over the; Internet (YouTube, iTunes, Vimeo, etc.), or television, or that have screened publicly within a 100 kilometre radius of the City of Greater Sudbury are not eligible. Filmmakers are encouraged to contact the Festival if they are unsure if these eligibility rules apply to them
  • All films must be made available to screen by September 1st, 2019.
  • Films must be submitted in their original language, with English subtitles (if necessary).
  • Available press materials must be shipped to Cinéfest Sudbury upon notification of selection.
  • Upon selection, the entrant grants permission for the use of all publicity materials (including preview BluRays, DVD’s, clips and digital clips) to be used for promotional purposes, unless otherwise noted.

SCHEDULING: Upon acceptance into the Festival, the scheduling of screening dates, times and locations is at the sole discretion of Cinéfest Sudbury.

PRINT LIABILITY: In the instance of a lost or damaged exhibition copy, Cinéfest Sudbury will compensate only for the cost of striking a new exhibition copy. Cinéfest Sudbury assumes responsibility for the exhibition copy from the time of delivery to the time at which an exhibition copy is rendered to a shipping agent.



Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 2019 CTV Best in Shorts Competition.

Submissions will be judged on originality, visual storytelling, and production value.

Winners will receive cash prizes, have their work screened to a festival audience, and receive exposure to the film industry.

To apply for the Best in Shorts Competition, please fill out the form below and send to Cinefest Sudbury by Friday, August 16 at 4:30 p.m.

Click here to download the Best in Shorts Application Form! (336.9 KB)


For more information contact:

Festival Submissions
Telephone: (705) 688-1234


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