Special Events

Livestreams, Q&As, tributes, celebrity guests (and more).

Programming Highlights

A Tribute to Charles Officer

A special tribute screening of the late Charles Officer’s brilliant feature Akilla’s Escape, followed by a panel discussing his career and his enduring impact on the film industry.

New Films and Sneak Peeks

We have an exciting lineup of premieres and sneak peeks, giving audiences nationwide a chance to see the next big hit before its release. Films include The King Tide, I Used to Be Funny, Mother of All Shows, The Great Salish Heist and Humane.

Blackberry With Matt Johnson

Writer/Director Matt Johnson joins The Canadian Film Fest for this special screening of his smash-hit comedy BlackBerry, which has just earned a record-setting 17 Canadian Screen Award nominations.

Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF)

VIFF is going all out for CanFilmDay! Programming includes a special 30th anniversary screening of Double Happiness with director Mina Shum, tributes to the late iconic directors Norman Jewison and Don Shebib, and a special screening of the new film The Great Salish Heist.

RCtv: Honouring Truth and Reconciliation

Legendary documentarian Alanis Obomsawin (Abenaki) joins thousands of students across the country for our annual interactive livestream for schools, showcasing her powerful film Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair. Moderated by Kelly Boutsalis (Mohawk).

CanFilmDay at Rideau Hall

On March 18, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada invited us to Rideau Hall for a sneak preview of National Canadian Film Day, where we presented special screenings for two audiences of new Canadians, featuring the films Peace by Chocolate and Ru.

In Memoriam

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Special Event

BC Environmental Film Festival (BCEFF)

Rematriation

Alexi Liotti, Colm Keating
Vancouver, BC  | Cineplex International Village, 88 W Pender St 3rd floor

BC Environmental Film Festival (BCEFF)

Rematriation

A special presentation of the BC-set documentary Rematration, featuring guests Alexi Liotti and Colm Keating.
Special Event

Bay of Blood Film Festival

The Brood

Cindy Hinds
North Bay, ON  | Galaxy Cinemas North Bay, 300 Lakeshore Dr

Bay of Blood Film Festival

The Brood

A 45th anniversary presentation of David Cronenberg’s classic horror film, The Brood, featuring a Q&A with actress Cindy Hinds.
Special Event

City of Brampton

Breakaway

Vinay Virmani, Kelly Fyffe-Marshall, Parminder Singh, Rup Magon
Brampton, ON  | SilverCity Brampton Cinemas, 50 Great Lakes Dr

City of Brampton

Breakaway

To celebrate the induction of Vinay Virmani into the Brampton Arts Walk of Fame, join us for a special screening of his fan favourite hockey comedy, Breakaway, and a Q&A with the cast and crew hosted by Kelly Fyffe-Marshall.
Special Event

Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF)

Ghostkeeper

Jim Makichuk, Dave Makichuk, Murray Ord, Doug Macleod
Calgary, AB  | Globe Cinema, 617 8 Avenue SW

Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF)

Ghostkeeper

A rare presentation of the classic horror Ghostkeeper, presented on 35mm, with the director, cast and crew leading a Q&A. 
Special Event

Canada China International Film Festival

Ru

Charles-Olivier Michaud
Montreal, QC  | Cineplex Cinema Forum & VIP, 2313 St Catherine St West Suite 101

Canada China International Film Festival

Ru

The Canada China International Film Festival presents a special screening of Ru followed by a live Q&A with the film’s director, Charles-Olivier Michaud.
Special Event

Canadian Film Fest

BlackBerry

Matt Johnson, Teri Hart
Toronto, ON  | Scotiabank Theatre, 259 Richmond St. W

Canadian Film Fest

BlackBerry

The Canadian Film Fest presents this special screening of the smash-hit comedy BlackBerry, featuring a Q&A with the film’s director, Matt Johnson.
Special Event

Canadian Film Institute

Goin' Down the Road

Jayne Eastwood, Annie Bradley
Ottawa, ON  | ByTowne Cinema, 325 Rideau Street

Canadian Film Institute

Goin' Down the Road

Paying tribute to the late filmmaking pioneer Don Shebib, The Canadian Film Institute is proud to present his breakout feature Goin’ Down the Road, with special guests Jayne Eastwood and Annie Bradley.
Special Event

Cinema Haskell

Tout est parfait (Everything is Fine)

Yves-Christian Fournier
Stanstead, QC  | Cinema Haskell, 1 Church Street
French

Cinema Haskell

Tout est parfait (Everything is Fine)

A special screening of the psychological drama Tout est parfait (Everything is Fine), featuring a recorded introduction from director Yves-Christian Fournier.
Special Event

Cinéma Public

Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person

Christine Doyon
Montréal, QC  | Cinéma Public, 505 Jean-Talon Street East
French

Cinéma Public

Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person

A special presentation of Humanist Vampire Seeking Consensual Suicidal Person featuring the film’s screenwriter, Christine Doyon.
Special Event

Dreamspeakers Festival Society

Hey, Viktor!

Joshua Jackson, Cody Lightning (Cree)
Edmonton, AB  | Metro Cinema Garneau Theatre, 8712 109 St NW

Dreamspeakers Festival Society

Hey, Viktor!

Enjoy this exciting screening  of the hilarious new mockumentary Hey, Viktor!, with producer Joshua Jackson (Cree) in attendance.
Special Event

Emerging Lens

Brother

Kiana Madeira
Halifax, NS  | Canadian Immigration Museum at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Road

Emerging Lens

Brother

A special presentation of the award-winning film Brother, featuring a Q&A with star Kiana Madeira.
Special Event

Fantasia presents Manborg

Manborg, N.U.N.S. with Nunchucks

Lorenzo Gutiérrez, Vincenzo Nappi
Montréal, QC  | Cineplex Forum, 2313 St Catherine West
Private Event

Fantasia presents Manborg

Manborg, N.U.N.S. with Nunchucks

Join Fantasia for a crazy time, with the hilarious sci-fi cult-hit Manborg, preceded by the irreverent short N.U.N.S. with Nunchucks, and a Q&A with its creators Lorenzo Gutiérrez and Vincenzo Nappi.
Special Event

Films4Falasteen

The Wanted 18

Paul Cowan
Ottawa, ON  | The Atelier (Mauril Belanger Social Innovation Workshop), 95 Clegg St

Films4Falasteen

The Wanted 18

Featuring special guest Paul Cowan.
Special Event

FLEAPIT Cinema

The Twentieth Century, Municipal Relaxation Module

Matthew Rankin, Ashley McKenzie
Halifax, NS  | Carbon Arc Cinema, 1747 Summer Street

FLEAPIT Cinema

The Twentieth Century, Municipal Relaxation Module

Matthew Rankin joins Fleapit Cinema for a director Q&A and special presentation of his irreverent film, The Twentieth Century, preceded by his short film, Municipal Relaxation Module.
Special Event

Friends of Canadian Media

Stories We Tell

Jack Blum, Marla Boltman
Online  | Friends of Canadian Media

Friends of Canadian Media

Stories We Tell

Friends of Canadian Media presents Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell. This virtual screening will be available to audiences nationwide.
Special Event

Highball.TV

Mother of All Shows

Melissa D'Agostino
Stirling, ON  | Stirling Festival Theatre, 41 W Front St

Highball.TV

Mother of All Shows

A special advance screening of the new film Mother of All Shows, at the historic Stirling Festival Theatre where the film was shot. Featuring a Q&A with director Melissa D’Agostino and other special guests.
Special Event

imagineNATIVE

Café Daughter

Shelley Niro (Kanien'kehaka)
Brantford, ON  | Brantford Galaxy Cinemas, 300 King George Rd

imagineNATIVE

Café Daughter

ImagineNATIVE presents a special screening of their 2023 Audience Choice Award winner, Café Daughter, followed by a Q&A with director Shelley Niro (Mohawk), all happening in her home community. 
Special Event

Kingston Canadian Film Festival

Suzanne Lacey, Kate Stephen
Kingston, ON  | Broom Factory, 305 Rideau Street

Kingston Canadian Film Festival

KCFF brings back a selection of local shorts from their festival with special guests Braden Dragomir and Suzanne Lacey.
Special Event

LATAFF

Ariel: Back To Buenos Aires

Alison Murray
Toronto, ON  | Imagine Cinemas Carlton, 20 Carlton St.

LATAFF

Ariel: Back To Buenos Aires

A special presentation of the stunning dance drama Ariel: Back to Buenos Aires, featuring the film’s director, Alison Murray
Special Event

LUNENBURG COUNTY FILM SERIES

Sweetland

Mary Walsh
Bridgewater, NS  | Bridgewater Cineplex, 349 LaHave Street

LUNENBURG COUNTY FILM SERIES

Sweetland

The Lunenburg County Film Series presents a special pre-release screening of Sweetland, featuring an exclusive recorded introduction from comedy legend Mary Walsh.