Canadian International Faith and Family Film Festival
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The principal objective of the Canadian International Faith & Family Film Festival (CIFF) is to promote and encourage awareness, appreciation and understanding of faith and family films. Our mandate is to exhibit the most outstanding faith and family content produced in every part of the world. Films are selected on the basis of quality and originality. Preference is not given in any way. The Festival also promotes contacts between industry professionals to assist in the development of the Canadian motion picture & music industry. A strong emphasis is placed on nouturing the next generation of film makers.
The Canadian International Faith & Family Film Festival (CIFF) is a charitable not-for profit organization and is a division of A.C.T. Canada (Artists in Christian Testimony). Our mission is to showcase faith & family films.
We are well on our way to be an international leader in the faith-based film & music culture.
The festival runs in September; CIFF takes place at Toronto Hotel X, which features two state of the art cinemas. The festival is taking place at a time of year where many events are taking place in the peek of summer. The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) runs at the same time, a great time to network! Toronto, Canada in one of the most economically prosperous metropolitan cities in the world, with a low Canadian dollar, tax intensives, and a diverse cultural population. A major urban city backdrop and world class studio facilities makes Toronto a premiere destination for any film maker, producer or film enthusiast. CIFF has launched an international mentoring distribution program for nominated films. The organization anticipates to generate an annual economic impact of one million dollars in it’s fourth year.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Canadian International Faith & Family Film Festival, a non profit department of ACT Artists In Christian Testimony Canada, is strategically placing itself among the most growing segments of the international film festival markets and being the first of its kind in Canada. Film lovers, industry professionals and media outlets will watch the best in new faith & family cinema from established and emerging film makers and talent.
The level of engagement our festival promotes is unique in the fact that it allows opportunity to cross promote and network. This is why audiences and filmmakers are privy to unprecedented levels of access to one another as they exchange ideas about the art and business of film making.
Canadian and International filmmakers gain unforgettable insight into the workings of the family film marketplace. The Festival also provides excellent resources and networking opportunities for film‐industry professionals and like minded artists.
The staff and volunteers encourage you to join us as we grow to be a beacon of light for our film industry. We look forward to viewing your films by our dedicated panel of professional programmers. See you at CIFF 2020!