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19-Apr-2014 2:30am PDT  


Grand River Film Festival

8 Annual November 03, 2014 to November 08, 2014

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c/o Cambridge Chamber of Commerce
750 Hespeler Road
Cambridge ON N3H 5L8

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Canadian Short Film Competition
The director must be a citizen of Canada, or landed immigrant residing in Canada, with the short film being an original motion picture that has a running time of 15 minutes or less, including all credits. Official short selections will be shown on the first day of the festival and top ranking shorts will be featured prior to a feature film screening.
Waterloo Region Short Film Competition
The director must be a resident of Waterloo Region in Ontario OR a minimum 50% of the film must have been shot in the Region of Waterloo. The short film being an original motion picture that has a running time of 15 minutes or less, including all credits.

• showcase and promote Canadian and international films, advocate for home grown talent, celebrate the culturally diverse which shapes Canada and our Region
• foster community involvement and interaction through a shared love for cinema by offering unique and diverse programming, special events, volunteer opportunities and a platform to engage in dialogue with filmmakers and artists.
• provide skills development, professional training and mentoring for our aspiring filmmakers, particularly our youth with an opportunity to showcase their films.
• be a catalyst for creative partnerships, including other film festivals as well as artists and organizations from a variety of genres encompassing fine arts, music and video

The Grand River Film Festival began in 2007 with a vision to fulfill two fundamental social and cultural opportunities for our Region. First, like most communities in North America, Hollywood movies are watched at dozens of commercial theatres and are a favourite pastime of thousands of movie buffs. However, in Waterloo Region there is a core of people whom take a more serious attitude about film, a successful movie theatre featuring indie films, and University studies focusing on movies as a true art form. That indicated a potential support for a film festival to celebrate the popular art form. Secondly, Waterloo Region is geographically and socially diverse and would earn significant benefits from a cultural activity that could draw our community together. From that idea the Grand River Film Festival was born. Although only in its fifth year, GRFF has reached some significant milestones.
Nelson Dunk ; Tamara Louks (Executive Director) ; Tamara Louks (Executive Director) ; Tamara Louks (Executive Director)

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GRFF accepts submissions through Withoutabox which provides cost-saving, paperless submission to film festivals world-wide. By submitting, you’ll join Withoutabox’s global filmmaker community and stay in the loop about international exhibition opportunities. GRFF strongly encourages filmmakers to take advantage of the Secure Online Screener option via Withoutabox as it is a greener and simpler alternative to sending entries by mail. If you do choose to submit DVD’s, we require 2 screener DVDs for submission. The DVDs sent must be Region 0 NTSC packed in a bubble lined envelope, with the DVD disc clearly labeled with: FILM TITLE, CATEGORY, RUNTIME, CONTACT’S NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER and YOUR WITHOUTABOX TRACKING NUMBER. Please double check your DVD disc’s playability before sending. Screener DVDs will not be returned. PRESENTATION FORMAT:
GRFF will exhibit accepted works in Blu-Ray, DVD (Region 0) or a then-current digital format as agreed upon by the filmmaker and GRFF. NOTIFICATION:
GRFF will notify filmmakers who submit through Withoutabox by e-mail in September 2012. The decision of the judges will be final. LOSS AND DAMAGE:
Every precaution will be taken to safeguard all materials submitted to GRFF. However, we cannot accept or assume responsibility in the event of loss or damage.