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CSFF 2023

November 17 - 18
TIFF Bell Lightbox
November 17 - 23

Canadian Sport Film Festival

CSFF 2023

That’s a wrap on the 15th annual Canadian Sport Film Festival CSFF 2023 November 17 and 18, 2023 at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto.

Read the newsletter: That’s a Wrap on CSFF2023!

Check out our CSFF 2023 Festival lineup in cinema at TIFF.

CSFF digital screenings were available online across Canada November 17-23 via digital TIFF Bell Lightbox.

CSFF 2023 4 feature film posters - edited

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Read the CSFF 2023 Festival Programme  for more about our festival films.

Discover the CSFF Team and our 2023 Sponsors and Partners.

Festival Schedules

CSFF 2023 Films In Cinema

Friday, November 17, 2023
Saturday, November 18, 2023
*All in cinema screenings at:
TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. West, Toronto
Saturday 1 p.m. Cinema 2
0.5 Meters – with The Winner
Opening Night 7 p.m. Cinema 3
JessZilla – with Man to Man

CSFF Digital Festival Films

Available online across Canada
November 17-23
CSFF Digital Screening 1
JessZilla – with Friday Night Blind
CSFF Digital Screening 3
0.5 Meters – with The Winner

Festival Lineup

CSFF 2023 Festival Films

Opening Night

Friday, November 17, 7 p.m.
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3



Image of Jesselyn 'JessZilla' Silva - 15 year-old US National Boxing Champion. Director: Emily Sheskin

Jesselyn ‘JessZilla’ Silva is a three-time National Boxing Champion. On the cusp of making the U.S. Olympic team, she faces her toughest battle yet: a cancer diagnosis.

JESSZILLA trailer →

Screening with

Man to Man

Image from short film 'Man to Man' son Dion and father Malcolm in boxing ring

Malcolm brings his son Dion to a boxing ring to ‘make a man’ out of him. Tensions fly as Dion decides he cannot be the kind of man his father wants him to be, and refuses to learn how to fight.

MAN TO MAN trailer →

Saturday 1 p.m.

Saturday, November 18, 1 p.m.
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2


0.5 Meters

Image from '0.5 Meters' feature documentary by director Gonzalo Suárez Garayo #CSFF23

Gonzalo, a film director, is paralyzed in a car accident. He joins a wheelchair basketball team and starts filming their stories from the inside, and his life at 0.5 meters from the ground.

0.5 METERS trailer →

Screening with

The Winner

Image from 'The Winner' short film. Young boy with his bike.

Vahid’s new bike, which his dad bought for him so he could compete in a race, seems to resemble another boy’s bike that was recently stolen.

THE WINNER trailer →

Saturday 4 p.m.

Saturday, November 18, 4 p.m.
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 4


Pasang: In the Shadow of Everest

Close-up image of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa the first Nepali woman to summit Mt. Everest in 1993. Director: Nancy Svendsen

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa battled racism, gender discrimination and political opposition in her quest to become the first Nepali woman to summit Mount Everest in 1993.

PASANG trailer →

Screening with

Broken Breath

Image from the documentary short BROKEN BREATH showing champion free diver Mike Maric and dolphins.

A world champion free diver overcomes loss and grief to rediscover the importance and power of the breath.


Closing Night

Saturday, November 18, 7 p.m.
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 4


Red, White and Brass

Image of a house covered in the red and white flags of Tonga

Maka, a Tongan superfan, will do whatever it takes to get tickets to the Tonga vs France Rugby World Cup match – even if it means forming a brass band with his friends so they can perform before the game. Inspired by a true story.


Screening with

Friday Night Blind

Three visually impaired friends introduce us to their Friday night bowling league where there is no shortage of strikes, spares, gutter balls, trash talking, and victory dancing.