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Submissions Now Closed

Submissions are closed for the 15th annual Canadian Sport Film Festival.

Sport films produced since January 2021 were being accepted via FilmFreeway until May 1, 2023. 

Check out our CSFF 2023 Festival lineup and join us in November! 

The Canadian Sport Film Festival (CSFF) accepts film submissions online via FilmFreeway.

Entry Fees and Deadlines

Film duration
Entry fee – until April 10, 2023
Entry fee – until May 1, 2023
Feature films (40 minutes or longer), all categories
$50 CAD
$75 CAD
Short films (less than 40 minutes), all categories
$25 CAD
$40 CAD

Submissions will only be considered complete once all required details have been submitted and entry fees are paid.


Mission and Purpose

The Canadian Sport Film Festival (CSFF) brings together the theatre of sport and the medium of film to tell unique, provocative, and passionate human stories from around the world. We envision a global community that embraces sport for all.

CSFF has a mission to provoke dialogue on the power of sport to inspire social change. CSFF encourages submissions of Canadian and international films about sport that are not typically screened or widely available. We want to share the stories beyond the scoreboard, behind the camera and told with a critical lens.

Why a sport film festival? 

Sport is an integral part of the cultural narrative. It is a common language that has the power to bring people together.

Sharing powerful personal and political stories from around the world through the lens of sport creates an opportunity to learn about one another and gain a deeper understanding of our shared humanity. 

This is the place where inspiration can be found to effect social change.

CSFF Purpose / Themes:

  • To redefine the role of sport in society
  • To affirm ethical values in sport
  • To normalize equity, diversity and inclusion
  • To demonstrate the social value of sport
  • To update and expand the existing sport narrative
  • To inspire social change through the universal language of sport

If you have a film about sport that explores or reflects these themes, we’d love to hear from you.

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