Register to be a 2020 Festival Location Coordinator!

You can be a part of history as the Canadian Labour International Film Festival travels to communities all over Canada in 2020 – our 12th year!

Our unique method of bringing films to workers means that we have shown over 185 films about work and workers in over 180 locations across Canada. This year, the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be distributing films using an online streaming platform. We will post and directly email registered Location Coordinators more information about the platform as soon as possible.

Also this year, while November is Labour Film Month, you can host your event any time in the months of September, October, or November 2020.

See this years film packages here: 2020 Package Descriptions

For details on this years films: 2020 Festival Films

Register to host your own screening here: Location Coordinator Registration

DEADLINES for Event Registration:

  • September Event – Registration Deadline is Friday, August 28
  • October Event – Registration Deadline is Friday, September 25
  • November Event – Registration Deadline is Friday, October 23
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Nothing short of a revolution – CLiFF in the Media

Nothing short of a revolution: A conversation with Frank Saptel of the Canadian Labour International Film Festival

Founded in 2008 and funded by labour unions, CLiFF screens films about the world of ‘work and those who do it’. And while CLiFF is not the only film festival to specialise in labour films, it is special in its efforts to reflect its egalitarian ideals in its own structure. Reaching outside the hierarchical spaces of film festivals, the organisation brings the festival to the workplace and the factory, creating a community of workers and film lovers. In a world of compromised film festivals, CLiFF is an interesting lesson in the opportunities and limitations of a festival that does not compromise on its commitment to community and revolution.

Read the complete interview here!

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2020 Film Festival – Submit Your Film Now!

Submissions must be received no later than April 24, 2020 online using FilmFreeway.

The Canadian Labour International Film Festival features films made by, for, and about the world of work and those who do it, in Canada and internationally. The films we showcase are about unionized workers, as well as those not represented by unions. We encourage projects regarding any and every aspect of work, as well as issues affecting work or workers. The festival draws trade unionists, community members, youth, activists, students, educators, artists, and allies from across North America and one day, we hope, the world.

Eligibility
We are looking for films on a wide spectrum of labour and worker issues, including films about: privatization, youth, First Nations people, people of colour, immigrants, refugees, detainees, health and safety, resistance, art, poetry, women, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, taxi drivers, truck drivers, rickshaw drivers – anyone who does anything considered work.

We encourage the widest possible variety of films: from documentaries to drama to poetry/poetic treatments to comedy and animation.

• The Festival is open to all film and video makers.
• The Festival is accepts films 60 minutes or shorter only
• Films and videos must be in English or have English subtitles. French subtitles are also accepted (and encouraged).
• Entries should be produced between 2017 and 2020.

Preference will be given to films not yet widely distributed.

Deadline
To be considered for the festival, submissions must be received through FilmFreeway no later than April 24, 2020.

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Congratulations to our 2019 Film Award Winners!

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