21st Edition of Reelworld Film Festival

Reelworld Film Festival showcases the films of Canadian Artists who are Black, Indigenous, Asian, South Asian, and People of Colour. We look for stories that break free of the negative stereotypes found in mainstream media.
​The festival will be held over 7days in October (October 20 - 27, 2021). This year's festival will be a hybrid of online and in-person screenings at Paradise Theatre 1006 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1M2 on Sunday, October 24th and Monday, October 25th.

Our Opening Night Feature Sin La Habana presented by TD Bank airs October 20th at 6pm. The screening will be followed by a Live Q&A with Director Kaveh Nabatian. All festival films will be available On Demand for the entire duration of the festival from 8pm on October 20, 2021 until 10pm on October 27, 2021. An All-Access Digital Pass enables you to watch all the films screening online at the festival. Once your pass has been purchased, you will be sent a confirmation email and a link inviting you to join our CineSend/Reelworld On-Demand Portal. This is the platform that you will use to access most of the festival’s content. To watch films, follow the link to create an account and set a password. Enter the same email that is tied to the account used to purchase or claim your festival pass. Then you can use your member login to access all of the films at your convenience and do not need to reserve tickets in advance

This year, $20,000 in cash and prizes will be provided to award recipients

This year suggested awards include: Outstanding Feature Film Award, Outstanding Short Film Award, Audience Choice Award (Highest rated film by the audience), Standout Feature Film Producer, Standout Short Film Producer, Standout Feature Film Director, Standout Short Film Director, Standout Feature Film Actress, Standout Short Film Actress, Standout Feature Film Actor, Standout Short Film Actor, Standout Feature Film Writer, Standout Short Film Writer, Standout Feature Film Cinematographer, Standout Short Film Cinematographer

Want to view last years features and award winners? Click here.

Want to submit a film to be featured at Reelworld Film Festival 2021? Click here. 

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Watch Last Year's Panels

How to Engage and Keep Your Audience! Presented by Shaftesbury

Recorded: October 19th, 2020

One-On-One with Shirley Cheechoo

Recorded: October 19th, 2020

Canada Media Fund Case Study - Tokens (2019)

Recorded: October 18th, 2020

Get On That Roster and Direct in BC!

Recorded: October 17th, 2020

Web Series: Somnius: Pilgrims of Centauri and NEXT STOP

Recorded: October 16th, 2020

Strategies for a Successful Company - Presented by AFBS

Recorded: October 16th, 2020

One-On-One with Clement Virgo

Recorded: October 16th, 2020

Reelworld: In Conversation with Feature Filmmakers

Recorded: October 16th, 2020

Show Me The Money! Presented by Rogers

Recorded: October 15th, 2020

Telefilm Canada Case Study: There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace

Recorded: October 15th, 2020