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Submissions Closed

CSFF Submissions

Submissions are now closed for the 16th annual Canadian Sport Film Festival CSFF 2024.

The CSFF Programming Team is reviewing all submissions received.

CSFF will announce its 2024 festival lineup this summer. Follow us on social media.

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CSFF Entry Fees and Deadlines

Film duration
Entry fee – until April 10, 2024
Entry fee – until May 6, 2024
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.

  • Submitting a film to CSFF implies you have read and accept the CSFF Regulations.

About CSFF

Our Mission and Purpose

The Canadian Sport Film Festival (CSFF) aims to provoke dialogue on the power of sport to inspire social change by sharing powerful personal and political stories about sport from around the world to educate, engage and entertain audiences and communities throughout Canada.

We envision a global community that embraces sport for all.

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.

Our CSFF Purpose:

  • 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
  • To promote physical activity as a means to achieve physical, emotional and social well-being

If you have a film about sport that explores, supports or reflects our mission and purpose, we’d love to hear from you.

About the Festival

The 16th annual Canadian Sport Film Festival CSFF 2024 will take place November 7, 8 and 9, 2024 at TIFF Lightbox in Toronto, Canada.

Each evening will be a one-of-a-kind film event, engaging audiences, filmmakers and special guests in interactive post-screening discussions. Save the dates and join us! 

CSFF Submissions

Submissions open March 6 and close May 1, 2024 on FilmFreeway. *Late deadline for submissions was extended to May 6.

The Canadian Sport Film Festival encourages submissions of feature-length and short films from across Canada and around the world — including sport films 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.

Films about sport produced since January 2022 are encouraged to submit for festival consideration.

Submitting a film to CSFF implies you have read and accept the CSFF Regulations.

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