About

The Chilliwack Independent Film Festival (CIFF) is a 3 day event with screenings and Q & As designed to showcase independent cinema from across BC and the globe.

This years festival opens with a mixer at Old Yale Brewery on Friday the 23rd of November with alumni films, previews, Q & A’s with our filmmakers PLUS the best beer in the whole of BC!

We then shift to the incredible Cottonwood Cinema for two days jam packed full of screenings on Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th of November. You’ll also be able to get a selection of Old Yale beer INSIDE the theater during the later screenings on both days.

The festival then culminates with an award ceremony honoring the best independent films before we head to Major Leagues for our closing party to celebrate!

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.