We are now accepting film submissions for our 2018 festival! The deadline to submit your film for consideration is April 30th, 2018!
To submit your film online or to review our criteria, please visit our filmfreeway link here.
The 2017 CLIFF season has come to an end and we would like to extend our deepest thanks and gratitude to all our wonderful board members, volunteers, financial donors and sponsors, location coordinators, and attendees for making it a truly successful festival!
In addition to our near full house attendance in Toronto on an abnormally frigid Friday night in early November, this year saw CLIFF screenings and events organized in over 20 cities across Canada, including: Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Ottawa, Sudbury, Halifax and more!
We are also pleased to announce our 2017 film award winners!
- Best-in-Festival Award: The Chop (United Kingdom, Director: Lewis Rose)
- Miguel Cifuentes Radical Change Award: Bitter Grapes: Slavery in the Vinyards (Denmark, Director: Tom Heinemann)
- Best Canadian Film: The Echoes of Chloe Cooley (Canada, Director: Andrea Conte)
Congratulations to all the winners who will each be receiving a cash prize to help support them in making more excellent films!
The CLIFF board will be taking a well-deserved break but will be back at it in January 2018 as we plan for our tenth year! Make sure to stay tuned for details!
Finally, in case you missed it….we are in search of volunteers to join our board of directors! If you are interested in joining the team, let us know! You can check out the full posting here.
And make sure to check out Talking Radical podcast where board members Scott MacDonald and Navjeet Sidhu were interviewed by Scott Neigh and discuss all things CLIFF!
On behalf of our awesome team (Lorene, Frank, Scott, Abbas, Deedee, and Navjeet) thank you again and see you in 2018!
Have an interest in films and social justice? Then consider joining the Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLIFF) board of directors!
CLIFF is a national grassroots, activist-oriented film festival which showcases international and Canadian films focusing on work, workers, and the labour movement.
We are seeking committed and enthusiastic volunteers as we enter into our 10th year of the festival.
We are looking for volunteers with a variety of interests and skill sets, including: finances, fundraising, outreach, communications, event-planning, and logistics.
We are looking for volunteers who can commit approximately 5-10 hours per month (possibly more during the lead up to our November festival or for any special events) for a minimum of one-year; attend monthly meetings (in person in Toronto or via phone), represent CLIFF at community, film festival, or labour events, and assist with other CLIFF projects.
This is a great opportunity for those volunteers looking to share and develop their skills and see how a film festival is organized.
Meetings are held in-person in Toronto, Ontario, though volunteers can be based anywhere in Canada.
If you are interested, please email us at info[at]labourfilms.caand include “Board of Directors” in the subject line. Please provide us with a letter as to why you are interested in joining CLIFF and some of the skills you would like to develop or share, as well as a copy of your CV/resume.
Join us in Toronto on November 10th, 2017 for the 9th annual Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLIFF)! We have a fantastic line-up of labour themed films from all over the globe. This year will be a one-night only event so don’t miss out! Audience members will get a chance to vote on this year’s winner of Best Canadian film.
Films will be shown at the Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton Street, Toronto, steps from College Subway Station). Doors open at 6:30pm and films screenings will start at 7:00pm. Admission is free, and free popcorn and drink vouchers for the first 20 attendees! Check out our FB event here.
Hello to all,
as you know, CLiFF 2017 is just around the corner and we want to let you know that our film packages are almost ready to send out. If you want to be a Location Coordinator, please fill out the form below. The deadline is 20 October, 2017. We cannot guarantee shipping the films on time. Continue reading
|Program Kind||Location||Prov./Terr.||Venue||Sponsor||Show Times||Show Dates||Coordinator|
|FIAB||Sudbury||ON||USW Local 2020, 66 Brady Street, Sudbury, ON P3E-1C8||Women of Steel- USW Local 2020||25 or 26 November, 2016||Terri Rintaemail@example.com|
|FIAB||Windsor||ON||Windsor Workers Education Centre||Windsor Workers Education Centre & WDLC||20 November, 2016||Frank Butlerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Goodwin's Way||Vancouver||BC||Martime Labour Centre||Vancouver and District Labour Concil||Joey Hartmanemail@example.com|
|FIAB||London||ON||University of Western Ontario (North Campus Building)||University of Western Ontario||1:30 PM||Nov. 14 + Nov. 15, 2016||Johanna Weststarfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lunch Special||Guelph||ON||TBA||University of Guelph/Sky Diggers||Scott McWhinnieemail@example.com|
|FIAB||Fort Smith||NT||Fort Smith Recreation Centre, King Street||Union of Northern Workers||Lauraine Armstrongfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|FIAB + |
|Sudbury||ON||Sudbury Labour Council + Sudbury Hot Docs Festival||Paul Pasanenemail@example.com|
|FIAB||Edmonton||AB||PSAC Regional Office|
10665 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 3S9
|Public Service Alliance of Canada Area Council||6:30 pm to 8:30 pm||Nov 17th, 2016||Karoline Klugfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|FIAB||Winnipeg||MB||Public Service Alliance of Canada||PSAC||Alex Baileyemail@example.com|
|FIAB||Peterborough||ON||Peterborough and District Labour Council||Peterborough and District Labour Council||Stephanie Levesquefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|FIAB||North Bay||ON||OPSEU Membership Hall||OPSEU||Rob Bouletemail@example.com|
|FIAB||Toronto||ON||OPSEU Regional Office||OPSEU||Kingsley Kwokfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|FIAB||Yellowknife||NT||UNW Training Rooms||Northern Territories Federation of Labour||TBD||TBD||Alexander Lambrechtemail@example.com|
|FIAB + |
Rand Formula +
|New Westminister||BC||PRIVATE SCREENING||New Westminister & District Labour Council||Cathy Macgee||CMagee@hsabc.org|
|FIAB||Halifax||NS||Bus Stop Theatre||Mayworks||Sebastien Labellefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|FIAB||Lethbridge||AB||Lethbridge Public Library - Main Branch - Theatre Gallery||Lethbridge and District Labour Council||7pm||14 November, 2016||Shannan Little||Shannan.Little@gmail.com|
|FIAB||Delta||BC||Union Hall, Canadian Airways Lodge 764, 7980 River Road Richmond BC||IAM Local 764||?||09 November, 2016||Leanne Siewartemail@example.com|
|FIAB||Edmonton||AB||HSSA Edmonton Office- 18410- 100 Avenue, Edmonton, AB||HSSA Edmonton||Kim Adonyifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tailored Program||Scarborough||ON||UTSC||Global Youth Impact||23 November, 2016||Hana Syedemail@example.com|
|FIAB||Fonthill||ON||ETFO Niagara Occasional Teachers||TBD||TBD||Mark Carterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|FIAB||Charlottetown||PE||CUPE Local 1870||CUPE PEI + PEI Federation of Labour||Leo Cheverieemail@example.com|
|FIAB||Surrey||BC||Cupe 402 Union Office||Cupe 402||5:30PM||24 November, 2016||Aman Cheemafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Goodwin's Way||Maple Ridge||BC||Cinema Politica Ridge Meadows||Cinema Politica Ridge Meadows||7:00 PM||17 November, 2016||Verity Howarthemail@example.com|
|FIAB||Edmonton||AB||TBA||Black Cat Press||Gail Silviusfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|FIAB||Barrie||ON||ETFO Office, 351 King Street, Unit #3, Barrie ON||Barrie Labour Council||15 November, 2016||Anita Johnson-Fordemail@example.com|
|Rand Formula + Goodwin's Way||Edmonton||AB||AUPE||Jordan Thompsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|FIAB||Ottawa||ON||PSAC HQ||233 Gilmour Street, Ottawa||7:00 PM||02 December, 2016||Wasim Baobaidemail@example.com|
|A Living Wage||Washago||ON||North Simcoe Muskoka and District Labour Council||10 November, 2016||Doris Middletonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|FIAB||Calgary||AB||UFCW Local 410, 46 Hopewell Way, Calgary||UFCW Local 410||TBA||TBA||Cam Sherkemail@example.com|
|FIAB||Calgary||AB||PSAC Calgary Area Council, #302, 301-14th Street NW, Calgary||PSAC Calgary Area Council||TBA||22 November, 2016||Alec Goertzenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Canada's Rand Formula||Calgary||AB||PSAC Calgary Area Council, #302, 301-14th Street NW, Calgary||PSAC Calgary Area Council||TBA||25 November, 2016||Alec Goertzenemail@example.com|
|Goodwin's Way||Vancouver||BC||PSAC WFVAC and PSAC Human Rights Committee's||24 November, 2016||Jennifer Chieh Ho||Jennifer.ChiehHo@une-sen.org|
Hello all you amazing CLiFF Location Coordinators,
we know a number of you have designed posters to publicise your screenings this year, but if yo haven’t, we are sending on for you. All you have to do is open the MS Word file, click inside the box containing the text
SAMPLE TEXT ABOUT FILM SCREENINGS
SAMPLE TEXT FOR LOCATION INFO
and replace it with your own text. If you have any problems, please email us back at firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Directors, CLiFF 2016