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“We are a Diversity and is a journey to walk through this world together” by Jacqueline Woodson.

When we talk about diversity, Canada is considered to be topmost countries with versatile diversity. A home for millions of immigrants for ages, a dwelling where people from each to every corner can experience their language,art, heritage, food and traditions under one roof. Diversity is in Canada’s blood, which makes each of an individual, unique in our own different way, but at the same time, which gives a perfect example of cultural diversity.


Canadian Diversity film festival, apremiere festival to celebrate the moments and experiences of different ethnicities and their stories captured behind the lens, and detailed thorugh the eye of a filmmaker. The CDFF is creating a platform for global filmmakers who are living in the incredible Country. The aim is to bring diverse communities together to embrace our differences and discover our shared experiences. It is a focus oriented festival through which filmmakers promotes, challenges and develops an understanding of equality, social justice, non-discrimination, diversity and multiculturalism.

The festival is accepting all genres of films from all over the world by creating an opportunity for filmmakers to get their films judged by Film Experts and let the makers know the competencein the Film-Industry.The judging criteria is a comprehensive evaluation process and select only high quality films

We accept all genres of films from all over the world. We create an opportunity for filmmakers to get their films judged and let them compete with other filmmakers. We perform a comprehensive evaluation process and select only high quality films.

Alliance Française de Toronto: 
Spadina campus 
24 Spadina Road, Toronto 
ON M5R 2S7 Canada
Date: June 25th 2017

Awards & Prizes:
We only award the best independent filmmakers after a comprehensive evaluation process. Winners get LAUREL and TROPHY!


1) What kind of movies are you accepting?
All genres are welcome: drama, comedy, horror, animation and more. The festival screens both feature length and short films, professional and student work.

2) Who is on CDFF’s screening committee & when does the festival take place? 
The screening committee is a dedicated group of jury, volunteersand audience who hail from all walks of life, including filmmakers. They each follow a point-based rating system that allows for a consistent review of their results, as well as offering evaluative comments.

Our event will take place in Downtown Toronto, on June 25th 2017 during the week of the Canadian Multiculturalism Day.
Alliance Française de Toronto:
Spadina campus
24 Spadina Road, Toronto, ON M5R 2S7 Canada

3) When and how will filmmakers be notified of their acceptance?
Our final decisions will be announced at the end of every month. All filmmakers will be contacted via email or website notification.


"Nothing brings more excitement after putting lots of hard work and dedication to bring a creative work to life and to get rewarded by the Canadian Diversity Film Festival through its competition and outstanding film festival, is a huge honor. My team and i are very pleased and we thank you for the opportunity that you have given to us. Thanks you!"

"These people act like they have been around for twenty years. My questions were answered in no time. They made me feel important. 

This is a great festival to be associated with."

"Having won the award for best short screenplay, I could not be more proud and deeply gratified by this amazing festival. In a world where the politics of fear seem to be the defining moments in many cultures, diversity and it's many voices is needed, required and this festival is a bench mark for that.

Thank you, sincerely. Of all the awards I have won this is among the most significant to me personally."

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Tip Your Cap by Brandon Enns in Best Dramatic Screenplay Feature

The Vanguard Part 1: Six Day Insurrection (no ID info) by derek robbins in Best Action Adventure Screenplay Feature
Look In My Eyes 
by Eddie Baca in Best Screenplay Feature
Mad Dash 
by William Leonard in Best Screenplay Feature


1) A Dwarf's Hideout by Alan Wong in Best Short Documentary
2) The Other Dreamers by Nami Melumad in Best Original Music / Soundtrack
3) Sauti (voice) by Beret Strong in Best Woman Filmmaker (Documentary)
4) An Ideal Marriage by Ted Sharks in Best Cinema of Japan
5) Belicus by Ador Ador in Best Short Animation
6) Message in the Fortune Cookie by Golam Mustofa in Best Experimental Film
7) Blood Debts by Christopher Tram in Best New Filmmaker
8) Kiss of Death by Ala Leo in Best Feature Film
9) The Smell by S M Kamrul Ahsan in Best Tollywood (Telugu, Tamil, Bengali)
10) The Culinary Professor by Kylie Garcelon in Best Woman Filmmaker (Short Documentary)
11) Little Raven by Scott Majidi in Best Student Film
12) Missing Peace by Michael Flax in Best Cinema of Canada
13) Welcome by Javier Fesser in Best Short Film
14) Blue Eyes by Joni Cuquet in Best Music Video
15) Heroes Manufactured by Yaron Betan in Best Feature Documentary
16) Yemanjá: Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil by Donna Roberts in Best Foreign Documentary
17) Another Way (with vegetables) by Kim Vanvolsom in Best Nature/Environmental Documentary
18) A Letter To Those Who Have Given Up On Love (A Love Letter To Love) by Jamie Rea in Best Screenplay Short
19) As We Are by Deborah Espect in Best Web/New Media Screenplay
20) The Vanguard Part 1: Six Day Insurrection by Derek Robbins in Best Action Adventure Screenplay Feature
21) Mad Dash by William Leonard in Best Screenplay Feature
22) Tip Your Cap by Brandon Enns in Best Dramatic Screenplay Feature

Dissecting Gwen
by Katherine Barrell
in Best Picture of the Month

"After the anxiety of taking a home pregnancy test causes GWEN to faint on her bathroom floor, she is able to have a discussion with the personified Voices in Her Head: ROMANTIC, REBEL, ANALYTIC and FEAR - each unabashedly offering their opinions on what her future should look like."