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Canadian Feature Any narrative fiction film of any genre, on any subject directed by a Canadian or permanent citizen and produced or co-produced in ... More
Canadian Feature Any narrative fiction film of any genre, on any subject directed by a Canadian or permanent citizen 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. In order to qualify as a Canadian Feature Film, the submitted project must be either scripted or improvisational fiction. RIFFA holds the to decide which category is best suited for your project, if accepted. Narrative Feature Films that have been or will be exhibited publicly at one or more non-festival screenings, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, or released via any home video or other public distribution platform (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, VOD, etc.) are ineligible. Any films completed prior to January 2017 are not eligible for our competition categories. RIFFA 2018 must be the first public screening in Saskatchewan for films in this category. Selected movies will be screened a minimum of 1 and maximum of 3 times during the RIFFA 2018 festival season. Less

International Feature Any narrative work of fiction film of any genre, on any subject of international origin (produced and filmed outside of Canada... 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. In order to qualify as an International Narrative Feature Film, the submitted project must be either scripted or improvisational fiction, and the project must originate from outside of Canada. Feature Films that have been or will be exhibited publicly at one or more non-festival screenings, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, or released via any home video or other public distribution platform (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, VOD, etc.) are ineligible. Any films completed prior to January 2017 are not eligible for any of our competition categories. Selected movies will be screened a minimum of 1 and maximum of 3 times during the festival season. RIFFA 2018 must be the first public screening in Saskatchewan for films in this category. Less

Saskatchewan Documentary Any documentary film directed by a Saskatchewan resident and produced or co-produced in Saskatchewan. There is no maximum o... 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. Entirely scripted or improvised fictionalizations of actual events are not eligible in this category. If your documentary contains some dramatization of actual events, you may submit to this category. Documentaries that have been or will be exhibited publicly at one or more non-festival screenings, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, or released via any home video or other public distribution platform (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, VOD, etc.) are ineligible. Any documentaries completed prior to January 2017 are not eligible for any of our competition categories. RIFFA 2018 must be the first public screening in Saskatchewan for films in this category. Selected movies will screen a minimum of 1 and maximum of 3 times during the festival season. Less

Canadian Documentary Any documentary film directed by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and produced or co-produced in Canada. Submissions ... More
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. Entirely scripted or improvised fictionalizations of actual events are not eligible in this category. If your documentary contains some dramatization of actual events, you may submit to this category. Documentaries that have been or will be exhibited publicly at one or more non-festival screenings, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, or released via any home video or other public distribution platform (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, VOD, etc.) are ineligible. Any documentaries completed prior to January 2017 are not eligible for any of our competition categories. RIFFA 2018 must be the first public screening in Saskatchewan for films in this category. Selected movies will screen a minimum of 1 and maximum of 3 times during the festival season. Less

International Documentary Any documentary film of international origin (produced and filmed outside of Canada). Submissions must have a running t... 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. If your documentary contains some dramatization of actual events, you may submit to this category, but we will ultimately decide which program is best suited for your project, if accepted. In order to qualify as an International Documentary, more than half of the project's financing must originate from outside of the Canada. Documentaries that have been or will be exhibited publicly at one or more non-festival screenings, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, or released via any home video or other public distribution platform (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, VOD, etc.) are ineligible. Any documentaries completed prior to January 2017 are not eligible for any of our competition categories. RIFFA 2018 must be the first public screening in Saskatchewan for films in this category. Selected movies will screen a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 3 times during the festival season. Less

Saskatchewan Short Any fiction or animated film directed or produced by a Saskatchewan resident. Submissions must have a running time of 49 minutes o... More
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. Short Films that have been or will be exhibited publicly at one or more non-festival screenings, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, or released via any home video or other public distribution platform (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, VOD, etc.) are ineligible. Any movies completed prior to January 2017 are not eligible for any of our competition categories. RIFFA 2018 must be the first public screening in Saskatchewan for films in this category. Selected movies will be screened a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 3 times during the festival season. Less

Canadian Short Film Any fiction or animated film directed by a Canadian or permanent citizen and produced or co-produced in Canada. Submissions mus... More
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. Short Films that have been or will be exhibited publicly at one or more non-festival screenings, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, or released via any home video or other public distribution platform (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, VOD, etc.) are ineligible. Any short films completed prior to January 2017 are not eligible for any of our competition categories. RIFFA 2018 must be the first public screening in Saskatchewan for films in this category. Selected movies will screen a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 3 times during the festival season. Less

International Short Film Any fiction or animated film of international origin (produced outside of Canada). Submissions must have a running time of... More
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. Short Films that have been or will be exhibited publicly at one or more non-festival screenings, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, or released via any home video or other public distribution platform (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, VOD, etc.) are ineligible. Any movies completed prior to January 2017 are not eligible for any of our competition categories. RIFFA 2018 must be the first public screening in Saskatchewan for films in this category. Selected movies will be screened a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 3 times during the festival season. Less

Animated Short Film Any animated fiction or animated documentary film with a running time of 49 minutes or less including end credits. No restrictio... More
Animated Short Film Any animated fiction or animated documentary film with a running time of 49 minutes or less including end credits. No restriction on country of origin. Short Films that have been or will be exhibited publicly at one or more non-festival screenings, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, or released via any home video or other public distribution platform (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, VOD, etc.) are ineligible. Any movies completed prior to January 2017 are not eligible for any of our competition categories. RIFFA 2018 must be the first public screening in Saskatchewan for films in this category. Selected movies will be screened a minimum of 1 time to a maximum of 3 times during the festival season. Less

Best Indigenous Short Film/Documentary Any Indigenous subject in a fiction film, documentary or animated film. The director or producer or writer m... More
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. Films that have been or will be exhibited publicly at two or more non-festival screenings, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, or released via any home video or other public distribution platform (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, VOD, etc.). Any movies completed prior to January 2017 are not eligible for any of our competition categories. Selected movies will be screened a minimum of 1 time to a maximum of 3 times during the festival season. RIFFA 2018 must be the first public screening in Saskatchewan for films in this category ''The director or producer or writer must have Indigenous ancestry.'' Less

Best Student Short Film/Documentary Any narrative fiction, documentary or animation film produced and directed by students enrolled in secondary or ... More
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 49 minutes or less, including end credits. Short Films that have been or will be exhibited publicly at one or more non-festival screenings, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, or released via any home video or other public distribution platform (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, VOD, etc.) are ineligible. Any movies completed prior to January 2017 are not eligible for any of our competition categories. RIFFA 2018 must be the first public screening in Saskatchewan for films in this category. For Saskatchewan students: RIFFA 2018 must be the first public screening in Regina for films in this category. Selected movies will be screened a minimum of 1 time to a maximum of 3 times during the festival season. Less

Asian Panorama ( Non Competition Category ) Any narrative work of fiction or non-fiction of Asian origin with a running time of 50 minutes or more. ... More
Asian Panorama ( Non Competition Category ) Any narrative work of fiction or non-fiction of Asian origin with a running time of 50 minutes or more. Feature Films that have been available on the Internet, or released via any home video or other public distribution platform (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, VOD, etc.) are ineligible. Any movies completed prior to January 2016 are not qualified for any of our Non-competition categories. Selected movies may/may not be screened in a theatre during the festival season, but will be available for online screening for a limited period on RIFFA Website for private streaming. Online screening open:19TH -26TH August 2018 Less

African Panorama (Non-Competition Category) Any narrative work of fiction or non-fiction of African origin with a running time of 50 minutes or m... More
African Panorama (Non-Competition Category) Any narrative work of fiction or non-fiction of African origin with a running time of 50 minutes or more. Feature Films that have been available on the Internet, or released via any home video or other public distribution platform (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, VOD, etc.) are ineligible. Any movies completed prior to January 2016 are not qualified for any of our Non-competition categories. Selected movies may/may not be screened in a theatre during the festival season, but will be available for online screening for a limited period on RIFFA Website for private streaming. Online screening open:19TH -26TH August 2018 Less

European Panorama (Non-Competition Category) Any narrative work of fiction or non-fiction of European origin with a running time of 50 minutes or mor... More
European Panorama (Non-Competition Category) Any narrative work of fiction or non-fiction of European origin with a running time of 50 minutes or more. Feature Films that have been available on the Internet, or released via any home video or other public distribution platform (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, VOD, etc.) are ineligible. Any movies completed prior to January 2016 are not qualified for any of our Non-competition categories. Selected movies may/may not be screened in a theatre during the festival season, but will be available for online screening for a limited period on RIFFA Website for private streaming. Online screening open:19TH -26TH August 2018 Less

North American Panorama (Non-Competition Category) Any narrative work of fiction or non-fiction of North American origin with a running time of 50 ... More
North American Panorama (Non-Competition Category) Any narrative work of fiction or non-fiction of North American origin with a running time of 50 minutes or more. Feature Films that have been available on the Internet, or released via any home video or other public distribution platform (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, VOD, etc.) are ineligible. Any movies completed prior to January 2016 are not qualified for any of our Non-competition categories. Selected movies may/may not be screened in a theatre during the festival season, but will be available for online screening for a limited period on RIFFA Website for private streaming. Online screening open:19TH -26TH August 2018 Less

Latin American Panorama (Non-Competition Category) Any narrative work of fiction or non-fiction of South-American origin with a running time of 5... More
Latin American Panorama (Non-Competition Category) Any narrative work of fiction or non-fiction of South-American origin with a running time of 50 minutes or more. Feature Films that have been available on the Internet, or released via any home video or other public distribution platform (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, VOD, etc.) are ineligible. Any movies completed prior to January 2016 are not qualified for any of our Non-competition categories. Selected movies may/may not be screened in a theatre during the festival season, but will be available for online screening for a limited period on RIFFA Website for private streaming. Online screening open:19TH -26TH August 2018 Less


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