2021 CLiFF submissions NOW OPEN

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That’s a wrap, folks!

THANK YOU to all of our festival sponsors, volunteers, and audience members! You made our first virtual festival a HUGE success!

Stay in touch with us on social media, or join our emailing list to keep up to date on 2021 announcements like film submission deadlines, sponsorship call-outs, and of course event details!

Have a safe and happy holiday season everyoneย 🙂

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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 โ€˜work and those who do itโ€™. 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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