FAQs

FAQs

CINÉFEST SUDBURY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival organizes and promotes an annual festival of highly acclaimed Canadian and international films, while encouraging film culture, education, and production in Northern Ontario. Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival recently celebrated its 34th edition from September 17-25, 2022.

WHEN IS THE NEXT EDITION OF THE FESTIVAL?

The 35th edition of Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival will run from September 16-24, 2023. Please stay tuned for more details as they become available.

HOW DO I SUBMIT MY FILM FOR CONSIDERATION?

Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival is now accepting submissions for its 35th edition. Please visit our FilmFreeway portal at www.filmfreeway.com/cinefestsudbury for submission guidelines, award details, and important dates.

DOES THE FESTIVAL HAVE AN AWARDS PROGRAM?

Yes, Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival offers awards with cash prizes in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Canadian Feature Film Award ($15,000 CAD)
  • Outstanding International Feature Film Award ($10,000 CAD)
  • Outstanding Female-Led Feature Film Award ($2,500 CAD)
  • Inspiring Voices & Perspectives Feature Film Award ($2,500 CAD)
  • Cinema Indigenized Outstanding Talent Award ($2,500 CAD)
  • French Language Feature Film Award ($2,500 CAD)
  • Outstanding Short Film Award ($1,500 CAD)
  • Outstanding Emerging Canadian Short Film Award ($1,000 CAD)
  • Outstanding Northern Ontario Short Film Award ($1,000 CAD)

Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival also offers a chance for the audience to vote in the following categories:

  • Audience Choice Award: Best Feature
  • Audience Choice Award: Best Documentary
  • Audience Choice Award: Best Short

CINÉFEST RED CARPET PATRON PROGRAM

Cinéfest Sudbury is proud to present the Red Carpet Patron Program, a new subscription-based program for dedicated festival fans to keep the spirit of Cinéfest alive all year long! Click on the "Red Carpet Patron Program" button at the top right of the screen for more details.

HOW DO I JOIN THE RED CARPET PATRON PROGRAM?

You can become a Red Carpet Patron by clicking "Red Carpet Patron Program" at the top right of the screen, by calling us at 705-688-1234, or by visiting the Cinéfest Sudbury Box Office (located at 40 Larch Street, Unit 103). Cinéfest Sudbury organizers are also available to answer any additional questions that you may have, so please don't hesitate to reach out.

HOW DO I RENEW MY CURRENT RED CARPET PATRON PROGRAM STATUS?

If you were a Red Carpet Patron in 2022 and are looking to renew your status for 2023, please give us a call at 705-688-1234. Please note that the Red Carpet Patron Program is an annual subscription-based program that runs from January until December and will not automatically renew each year.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY RED CARPET PATRON PROGRAM CARD?

Registrations made before December 7, 2022 will have a Red Carpet Patron Program card available to pick up at the Cinéfest Sudbury Box Office (located at 40 Larch Street, Unit 103) between December 12 and 16. Please note that cards will not be available until the first Red Carpet film screening on January 25, 2023 for any registration made after December 7.

WHAT FILMS SCREEN AS PART OF THE RED CARPET PATRON PROGRAM?

Cinéfest Sudbury strives to seek out the best in upcoming Canadian and international films through its programming efforts, while also keeping its loyal festival audience in mind. Previous Red Carpet film screenings include Au revoir le bonheur (Goodbye Happiness), After Yang, The Phantom of the Open, Broker (브로커), and most recently, Chien blanc.

WHEN WILL RED CARPET FILM TITLES BE ANNOUNCED?

All Red Carpet Patron Program film titles will be announced closer to their respective screening dates. Please ensure you are opted-in to the Red Carpet Patron Program newsletter to remain updated on all things related to the program.

WHEN WILL RED CARPET FILMS TAKE PLACE?

The Red Carpet Patron Program film schedule for 2023 is available by clicking the "Red Carpet Patron Program" button at the top right of the screen.

ARE RED CARPET FILM SCREENINGS AVAILABLE ONLINE?

No, all Red Carpet film screenings will take place at SilverCity Sudbury unless otherwise noted.

ARE TICKETS AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC?

Yes, tickets can be purchased for $12.50 each. However, it is encouraged to join the Red Carpet Patron Program to get the most out of each film screening, including complimentary popcorn. Please note that individual tickets are also limited and cannot be guaranteed.

AS A RED CARPET PATRON, DO I NEED TO OBTAIN A SEPARATE TICKET?

No, simply flash your Red Carpet Patron card when you arrive at each scheduled film screening to receive admittance and one (1) complimentary popcorn voucher.