Submission Categories

ONIFF has two competition categories Canadian and International, they include documentary and dramatic films, feature, short and student films, in which prizes are awarded. 

Before you begin your submission, please select the category that best suits your project from the list below

           
Canadian 

Canadian A- Feature films


 

Any narrative film produced in Canada, with a running time of 50 minutes or more. Screened or not. The production team must have members from different cultures and backgrounds. 

Canadian B- Documentary


Any nonfiction film produced Canada with a running time of 20 minutes or more, The production team must have members from different cultures and backgrounds

 

Canadian C - Short films

Any narrative or non-scripted film of any genre produced in  Canada, with a running time of less than 40 minutes. The production team must have members from different cultures and backgrounds

 

 

Canadian D- Students Films

This section is for current students or new graduates (maximum 3 Years). The students can submit their project with a running time of 15 minutes or less and must be produced in Canada, the team members must be from different  cultures and backgrounds. 

International 

International A - Feature Film

Any narrative film, screened or not , with a running time of 50 minutes or more. Films with any language rather than English, must have English subtitles. 

International B - Documentary

Any nonfiction film, screened or not, with a running time of 20 minutes or more. Films with any language rather than English, must have English subtitles. 

 

International C - Short films


Any narrative or non-scripted film of any genre, screened or not, with a running time less than of 40 minutes.Films with any language rather than English, must have English subtitles.

 

international  D- Students Films

This section is for current students or new graduates (maximum 3 Years). The students can submit their project with a running time of 15 minutes or less. Projects with any language rather than English, must have English subtitles. 

Opening Date February 24th 
Submission Fees and Deadlines
 
Early bird March 31st
 
Local feature CAD 25                                              International feature USD 25
Local documentary  CAD  20                                International documentary USD 20
Local Short  CAD 20                                                International short USD 20
Local Students CAD 10                                           International students  USD 12
 
Official Date May 31st 
Local feature CAD 35                                               International feature USD 35
Local documentary  CAD  30                                 International documentary USD 30
Local Short  CAD 30                                                 International short USD 30 
Local Students CAD 15                                            International students  USD 15
 
Late Date June 27th
Local feature CAD 40                                               International feature USD 40
Local documentary  CAD  35                                 International documentary USD 35
Local Short  CAD 35                                                 International short USD 35 
Local Students CAD 15                                            International students  USD 15
Extended Date July 18th 
Local feature CAD 45                                               International feature USD 45
Local documentary  CAD  35                                 International documentary USD 40
Local Short  CAD 35                                                 International short USD 40 
Local Students CAD 20                                           International students  USD 20
  

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