The Chilliwack Independent Film Festival Celebrates Unique Perspectives and World-Class Storytelling.

The 6th edition of the Chilliwack Independent Film Festival will run live and in-person between November 18 - 20. Films will be accessible through our virtual platform from November 21 - December 4.

Note: ALL INDUSTRY EVENTS TAKE PLACE AT CoWork Chilliwack, 8465 Harvard Pl #12, Chilliwack, BC V2P 7Z5

In-Person PER screening Block | $9.99Virtual Only | $9.99ALL ACCESS PASS | $49.993 For 2 Tickets | $19.99

Watch 64 Films That Share The beauty, Pain, Joy, Heartbreak of life.

Experience the Chilliwack Independent Film Festival in-person Friday November 18 to 20. With 15 screening blocks, 6 industry events and one workshop, explore the schedule below and get your tickets for each event you want to attend today. The festival then goes virtual between November 21 - December 4.

all in-person tickets only $9.99 per screening block | virtual pass Only

Fraser Valley Films

November 18, 2022 6:30 PM

A celebration of the arts in our community. Featuring a variety of world premiere screenings from Fraser Valley filmmakers. Following the screenings there will be a Q & A. Craft beer and wine available throughout. Featured Films: Acceptance, Latent, Clean Freak, The Divine Dance, Tear You Apart

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How To Sell Your Feature Film (Industry Spotlight)

November 19, 2022 11:00 AM

Learn from industry insiders about selling and marketing your feature film in this informative panel. Coffee + Continental Breakfast available.

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Modern Secrets of Indie Feature Filmmaking (Industry Spotlight)

November 19, 2022 12:30 PM

Whether you're an established filmmaker or emerging, learn the modern secrets of indie feature filmmaking from Canadian screen award nominee Anthony Scott Burns in this incredible talk that's not to be missed.

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Part of the Pack

November 19, 2022 1:00 PM

"Part of the Pack” explores the ambiguous love story between humans and wolves. At the same time our fascination for the wolf — as the quintessential symbol of something wild and dangerous — has become stronger. As urban lifestyles have increasingly removed us from nature, some of us want to find that connection again.

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November 19, 2022 1:30 PM

A selection of six fascinating documentaries from across the world and the Fraser Valley. Films featured: Dress a Cow, No Girls Allowed!, Brother Rick, Ó:xwest kw'e Shxwelí lá ye Mestiyexw, Channeling Youth Voices: Reflection Series, Seizing Hope.

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Rising Stars

November 19, 2022 1:45 PM

A curated showcase of first time filmmakers and emerging artists from across Canada. Catch the next wave of great filmmakers. Films Featured: By Faith, Denis, Great Seeing You, Tidal, Midnight Sun, Latchkey, Blue Honey, Underpaint.

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Love in the Time of Fentanyl

November 19, 2022 3:00 PM

In Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, LOVE IN THE TIME OF FENTANYL is an intimate, observational look beyond the stigma of injection drug users, revealing the courage of those facing terrible tragedy in a neighborhood often referred to as ground zero of the overdose crisis in Canada.

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BC Shorts

November 19, 2022 4:00 PM

Experience a variety of BC short films across different genres and celebrate Canadian film talent at its finest. Following the screenings will be a Q & A with filmmakers. Films Featured: Jane, Dream Book, That's Life, Damned Supper, Devoured, Spilled Water Never Returns, Weeds are Flowers Too, Mom vs Machine.

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Stories That Matter

November 19, 2022 4:15 PM

A screening of 7 short films from across the world. From race, cultural roots to immigration, experience a diverse selection of short films that tackle an array of important subjects. Films Featured: Grandma Lee's Dress, Wok Hei, Tabanca, Octavia's Visions, Freedom Swimmer, Brown Enough, The Black Disquisition

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The Grizzlie Truth

November 19, 2022 5:00 PM

To die-hard fans of NBA franchise, the Vancouver Grizzlies, like filmmaker Kat Jayme, the team’s abrupt move to Memphis in 2001 is much more than a sore spot, it’s an unsolved mystery and possibly a criminal conspiracy. What begins as a superfan’s investigation into her hometown team’s disappearance, becomes a love letter to the worst professional sports franchise in history, and an exploration of the deep roots of fandom.

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Cult Films

November 19, 2022 6:30 PM

An eclectic mix of short films across different genres from horror to comedy, to the downright bizarre. Films Featured: Blister, Spider, Cruise, Brigette, Oldtimers, Scale, Shark.

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I Like Movies

November 19, 2022 6:45 PM

Socially inept 17-year old cinephile, Lawrence Kweller, gets a job at a video store where he forms a complicated friendship with his older female manager.

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Adam Ondra: Pushing The Limits

November 19, 2022 7:00 PM

One of the best rock climbers in the world, Adam Ondra prepares to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. He not only undergoes grueling physical training, but he must also navigate the internal and external pressures of competition and status as a national celebrity.

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Filmmaking In The Fraser Valley (Industry Spotlight)

November 20, 2022 11:00 AM

Learn about filmmaking in the Fraser Valley from experienced artists right here in our community. The panel explores and discusses the challenges and strengths of filmmaking in this beautiful valley

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Documentary Filmmaking (Industry Spotlight)

November 20, 2022 12:30 PM

A fascinating conversation on making documentaries with a selection of our documentary filmmakers from the festival. Learn about the technical and ethical challenges involved in documentary filmmaking.

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Student Films

November 20, 2022 1:30 PM

From high school to university, experience some of the best student films across the Fraser Valley and beyond. Films featured: Sleepwalking, Teddy Bear Motel, Lucid, Three Distinct Impressions, Victoria, Darkside, Jerkwater

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World Cinema Short Films

November 20, 2022 1:45 PM

Six short films from six countries spread across 4 continents. Experience a world of cinema and storytelling. Following the film will be a Q & A. Films Featured: Side Walks, Split Ends, Same Old, Ice Merchants, Bear, An Island Drifts.

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Diversity In Filmmaking (Industry Spotlight)

November 20, 2022 2:00 PM

An important, honest and necessary discussion exploring diversity in the BC film industry. The panelists share their experiences, struggles and thoughts on diversity in the film industry and how it impacts the different stages of production.

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Award Winning Shorts

November 20, 2022 4:00 PM

An exquisite selection of Oscar-caliber short films from festivals such as TIFF and Cannes. These powerful films tackle relationships and struggling to find our place in an increasingly disconnected world. Films Featured: Heavy Petting, The Pass, N'xaxaitkw, Essentials, Paco, A Conspiracy Man.

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November 20, 2022 4:15 PM

This matter-of-fact drama follows three queer Toronto kids whose friendship is tested over one pivotal summer by divided loyalties, differing social situations, and anger issues.

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A Conspiracy Man

Directed By
Valerio Ferrara
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Directed By
Mik Stolz
Fraser Valley
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Adam Ondra: Pushing The Limits

Directed By
Petr Záruba & Jan Simanek
Czech Republic
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An Island Drifts

Directed By
Vivian Ip
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Directed By
Nash Edgerton
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Directed By
James Weicker
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Catch the 2022 Chilliwack Independent Film Festival from November 18th To 20th at Cottonwood Cinema.

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CIFF 2022 Awards

Prestigious and unique, the Chilliwack Independent Film Festival awards for 2022 will cover a variety of categories focusing on the filmmakers, their stories, and the craft.

Chilliwack Spirit Award


Best of Fest


Best Short Film


Best Documentary


Best Director

James Weicker (Blister)

Best Actor

Corey Schmitt (Blister)

Best Actress

Allison Torem (Essentials)

Best Cinematography

Alfonso Chin (N'xaxaitkw)

Best of BC

Heavy Petting

Best Script

Kay Shioma Metchie
(Weeds Are Flowers Too)

Best Score

Greg Andersen (Darkside)

student film

Blue Honey

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