The 48 Film Festival Inc. (The 48) – is a not-for-profit, federally incorporated, Canadian arts support organization. We offer meetups and events that provide opportunities for networking, resource exchange and shared learning, rough cuts and artist talks, arts practice and training, hands-on with new and old tech, mini-incubators and a kick ass Canada-wide film festival open to all provinces and territories. We serve as a catalyst for filmmakers, actors, composers and other artist-types seeking to level up in their craft and to exhibit collaborative works beyond their localized communities. We aspire to be a hub for fresh, unknown and rising independent voices.
We are creating a multidisciplinary arts landscape that is inclusive and expressive of Canada’s richly diverse population. We have begun to engage and unite numerous film, media, performance and visual arts orgs across the country to fast-track and to help nurture Canadian arts communities. We want the doors flung open to newcomers of all backgrounds, but also recognize that the participation of more experienced artists is vital if we are all to raise our game.
We welcome everyone from all diverse ranges in artistic experience levels, ages, performance and visual and aural arts practice and allies of art and culture. We are also dedicated to the inclusion of all people and making a conscious and proactive effort on eliminating biases and/or racism in our environment.
To energize arts communities and elevate
artist career paths in Canada.
Inspire self-directed multidisciplinary
art and collaborative play.
Guiding principles and goals
Incubate new work across Canada.
Elevate Canadian art & national profiles.
Reflect diversity in the Canadian mosaic.
Professionalize resources, tools & training.
Inspire multidisciplinary arts collaboration.
Promote fresh, unknown & rising voices.
Nurture artist networks & relationships.
Energize arts communities & audiences.