They are still accepting films through their submission process and are really hoping to have a bigger panel of locally made film content and First Nations content.
The founder behind CIFF is Taras, a bright younger happy addition to the community of Chilliwack. He'll even be submitting his own film in the upcoming festival and we look forward to seeing what he puts together.
Be on the lookout for more news about CIFF 2018 but make sure you block November 23-25 on your calendars.
From the website:
"The Chilliwack Independent Film Festival is a two day event with screenings and Q & As designed to provide opportunities for both local and international filmmakers to showcase their work and build contacts for future collaborations.
With events and mixers as well as over ten awards across different categories, we hope to to build ties between emerging and established professionals. We want to provide an arena for filmmakers to screen their films in public and experience some incredible cinema from across the world.
We accept Features, Shorts, Documentaries, Music Videos and Animation from emerging artists and students to establish professionals. The Chilliwack Independent Film Festival (CIFF) is committed to the celebration of independent film and bringing it to wider audiences.
We encourage films from across Canada and the globe to enter and attend. We also have special focus on local BC filmmakers with specific categories. If you have a powerful story with a distinct voice, we want to watch it.
The Chilliwack Independent Film Festival runs every year in November at the Cottonwood Cinema in Chilliwack."