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Concordia Film Festival

The 2016 edition of the Concordia Film Festival will feature several firsts, including films chosen from an international open competition and an exciting multi-media exhibition.

The Concordia Film Festival (CFF) is organized by the student-run, non-profit Cinema Student Association, in collaboration with the Animate Concordia. Together, they organize and promote, through screenings and events, the works produced by a diverse range of filmmakers of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. Entering its 43rd year as the largest and oldest student-run film festival in North America, the event has become a mainstay of the film industry in Montreal. The School of Cinema stands as the largest university-based centre for the study of film in Canada, with a body of works that are screened to great acclaim at festivals around the world including Cannes, TIFF, and Berlin.

This year's edition of the festival, which runs from May 3 to 8, will feature a short films made by undergraduate students from Concordia's film production and film animation programs, a open competition for students all over the world, and for the first time in the history of CFF, a gallery exhibition - Deep Focus - created and curated by students.

Some of the screenings at Concordia Film Festival include:

  • Animation I, II, and III: short films made by Film Animation students,
  • Fiction I, II, and III: short films made by Film Production,
  • Open Competition: student short films all around the world,
  • Visions: A screening of films made by women, trans, and queer undergrad filmmakers.

Screenings will take place at Concordia's Alumni Auditorium in the Henry F. Hall Building at 1455 De Maisonneuve Bouvlevard West. For the more infomation, plus the screening schedule, visit


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