CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Early submission opens on November 15th, 2017

FEATURES:

Canadian Feature
Any narrative fiction film of any genre, on any subject directed by a Canadian or
permanent Resident and produced or co-produced in Canada. The submitted project must
be either scripted or improvisational fiction. Submissions must have a minimum running
time of 50 minutes or more.

International Feature
Any narrative work of fiction film of any genre, on any subject of international origin
(produced and filmed outside of Canada). The submitted project must be either scripted
or improvisational fiction. Submissions must have a running time of 50 minutes or more.

DOCUMENTARIES:

Canadian Documentary
Any documentary film directed by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and
produced or co-produced in Canada. Submissions must have a minimum running time of
50 minutes or more.

International Documentary
Any documentary film of international origin (produced and filmed outside of Canada).
Submissions must have a running time of 50 minutes or more.

Saskatchewan Documentary
Any documentary film directed by a Saskatchewan resident and produced or co-produced
in Saskatchewan. There is no maximum or minimum running time.

SHORT FILMS:

Canadian Short Film
Any fiction or animated film directed by a Canadian or permanent citizen and produced
or co-produced in Canada. Submissions must have a running time of 49 minutes or less
including end credits.

International Short Film
Any fiction or animated film of international origin (produced outside of Canada).
Submissions must have a running time of 49 minutes or less including end credits.

Saskatchewan Short
Any fiction or animated film directed or produced by a Saskatchewan resident.
Submissions must have a running time of 49 minutes or less including end credits.

SPECIALTY (animation, short film and documentary)

Animated Short Film
Any animated fiction or animated documentary film with a running time of less than 50
minutes, including credits. No restriction on country of origin.

Best Indigenous Short Film/Documentary
Any Indigenous subject in a fiction film, documentary or animated film. The director or
producer or writer must have Indigenous ancestry. Submissions must have a running
time of 49 minutes or less, including end credits. No restriction on country of origin.

Best Student Short Film/Documentary
Any narrative fiction, documentary or animation film produced and directed by students
enrolled in secondary or post secondary (as of January 2017). Submissions must have a
running time of less than 50 minutes, including credits.


Non-Competition Categories

RIFFA World Panorama:

Asian Panorama
Any narrative work of fiction or non-fiction of Asian origin with a running time of 50
minutes or more

African Panorama
Any narrative work of fiction or non-fiction of African origin with a running time of 50
minutes or more

European Panorama
Any narrative work of fiction or non-fiction of European origin with a running time of 50
minutes or more

North American Panorama
Any narrative work of fiction or non-fiction of North American origin with a running
time of 50 minutes or more

Latin American Panorama
Any narrative work of fiction or non-fiction of South-American origin with a running
time of 50 minutes or more

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