21st Edition of Reelworld Film Festival

Reelworld Film Festival showcases Canadian films by Black, Indigenous, Asian, South Asian, Middle Eastern, North African, and Latin American Canadian artists. We look for stories that break free of the negative stereotypes found in mainstream media.
​The festival will be held over 5 days in October (October 20 - 25, 2021). Since our inaugural festival, we have gratefully screened at Cineplex Venues. In 2021, we continue pivoted to an online-only festival, streaming all films on a secure online portal available via web browser and Roku TV. 

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. 

Want to be notified when our 2021 program guide and ticket sell will start? Click here. 

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