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About CSFF

A Passion for both
Sport and Film

The Canadian Sport Film Festival (CSFF) aims to engage, educate and entertain communities throughout Canada using film to share powerful personal and political stories about the impact of sport.

Canadian Sport Film Festival

Our Mission:

Provoking dialogue on the power of sport to inspire social change.

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Our Mandate

The Canadian Sport Film Festival (CSFF) aims to:

  • Engage, educate and entertain communities throughout Canada using film to share powerful personal and political stories about the impact of sport.
  • Showcase international films and filmmakers not typically screened or widely available.
  • Provide a safe environment for critical analysis and discussion about stories and themes represented in CSFF films.
  • Promote physical activity as a means to achieve long-lasting physical and mental health benefits.
  • Engage youth using film and sport in innovative and collaborative workshops.
  • Share the stories beyond the scoreboard, behind the camera and told with a critical lens.

CSFF Background

In 2008 the Canadian Sport Film Festival was conceptualized and founded by Russell Field out of his passion for both sport and film – a passion reflected in his work as assistant professor at the University of Manitoba, where he teaches the course “Sport, Film, and Society.”

Russell is a past film review editor for the Journal of Sport History. His knowledge of the international landscape of sport film ensures that the Canadian Sport Film Festival includes a selection of compelling and provocative films from around the world. 

Born out of a desire to showcase the power of sport and film, Canadian Sport Film Festival events are organized by committed volunteers and engage Canadians from coast to coast to coast.

Visit Rewind for a look back at past CSFF festivals and events.

Canadian Sport Film Festival