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Since 2016, we have subsidized filmmakers with over $230,000 in cash, prizes, and support.

Submissions for FCFF open March 15, 2024

Support for Local Creators

Films Connected to Southwestern Ontario

We are looking for films that have at least one member of the key artistic team that has spent a significant time in the area, or films that were filmed in or are about the region. The key artistic team includes director, writer, producer, DOP, sound design and actors. Subject matter or setting of the film is not restricted to the region.

Important Dates

Early Deadline – May 15
Regular Deadline – June 15
Final Deadline – July 15
Selection Notifications – August 1
Festival – October 19 – 27

All rules can be found on FilmFreeway

Film Categories

Short Film

Less than 25 minutes in length. Any Genre. $500 prize money!

Feature Film

Less than 120 minutes in length. Any Genre. $500 prize money!

Short Documentary

Films up to 40 minutes. $500 prize money!

Feature Documentary

Between 40 to 120 minutes in length. $500 prize money!

Short Animation

Animated films up to 25 minutes.
$500 prize money!


This competition is for “Feature Length” screenplays with a minimum of 75 pages and a maximum of 120 pages.

Experimental Short Film

This is a non-competitive category with the Official Selection being screened at Museum London. Any length is welcome. in 2024, we are especially searching for films in this category that are related to the subjects of science, biology, and the environment.