|where:||Toronto, Montreal, Québec, Hamilton, Niagara Falls, Vaughan, Mississauga|
|when:||June 8th - 18th, 2017|
|address:||1293 St Clair Avenue West unit 9|
Toronto, ON M6E 1B8
|deadline:||March 31st, 2017|
|entry form:||Online Submission|
ICFF is a Festival that takes place during Canada and Ontario’s “Italian Heritage month.” As the only Italian Film Festival in Canada, ICFF will be an influential showcase for contemporary cinema of Italian origin from all over the world and will bring together filmmakers and audiences to celebrate Italian heritage cinema and explore its new frontiers. ICFF will be an entire week of cinematic experiences centered on Italian life, culture and history. Using the power of the moving image to both entertain and educate, ICFF defies conventional perspectives on complex and challenging issues facing both the Italian and the global communities.
Screenings will be accompanied by social events attended by celebrities from Italy or of Italian heritage, a commercial forum to bring together Italian, Canadian and international operators and a series of conferences focused (at least in part) on young filmmakers.
The festival will present an international collection of feature films, documentaries and shorts, including premieres, advance screenings and independent films. Screenings will be supplemented by guest appearances by filmmakers, actors, authors, academics and other expert speakers and complemented by Q&A sessions.
Moviegoers will cast their ballots for the Best Narrative feature of the festival. The winning film will receive the ICFF Audience Award and will be honoured with a statuette created by renowned artist Silvio Mastrodascio. A second award will be conferred by the Toronto Film Critics Association.