Canada China International Film Festival(CCIFF) dedicates to fostering cultural connections between China and Canada through outstanding films and dialogues and aims for a better tomorrow under all circumstances. The 5thCanada China International Film Festival (CCIFF) was successfully concluded on the evening of April 30th, 2021. 

Special thanks to Telefilm Canada, Consulat General de la République Populaire de Chine, Concordia University, the Government of Quebec, our diamond sponsor Maple Armor and Sun Life, our silver sponsor Saimen, and the supports from CCTSS (Chinese Culture Translation and Studies Support), Panscene Box, Smart Cinema, HiCity, AirChina and COLLÈGE McGILL QUÉBEC.  

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We thank the performers for their time to produce these cultural masterpieces for our audience live! We have Jimmy Chan’s drum, Roger Sinha dance, and a young pianist Yixuan Miao who is only 8 years old.

A Conversation between Canadian and Chinese Filmmakers, Tongdao Zhang, Paul Carvalho, and Aonan Yang. Despite their different cultural backgrounds, the 3 filmmakers dedicated to the career they love and play an important role in cross-culture communication between east and west.
The panel was hosted by Miao Song, President of CCIFF, and Chris Pereira, President of the Canadian Ecosystem Institute.

The filmmakers had an in-depth discussion on the movie Born in 2000, including their motivation to film for 12 years, the tactics of encouraging the subjects to open to the camera, how to balance the cultural impact and acceptance, the definition of “time” and “real” in a documentary, the importance of understanding cross-culture communication, etc. It was a great opportunity to be inspired by the life experiences and insights from both the directors and the protagonists.    

Xian Hu, Chief Editor of Symbiosis International Media of Canada, Reid Yu, Chief Editor of China News Service, and several audiences interacted with the directors by bringing up the questions that most people cared about. The conversation helped people to achieve a better understanding of the importance of cross-culture communication, as well as the significant role that CCIFF played in bridging the culture between Canada and China.    

A special Prize Draw section has been arranged during the ceremony, including 5 levels of big prizes and 200 sunshine awards, in order to show our appreciation to all the audiences who have been passionate and supportive.   

1st prize ipad winner was announced by Mr. Daniel Chuang from Sunlife

Mr. Jean-Luc Hebert from Saimen presented 2th prize, an Apple Watch

Mr. Yang Shang from HiCity announced the 3rd prize, a mini speaker

4th prize was announced by Ms. Ying Wu from Air China

5th prize was announced by Qin Lao, Principal of College McGill Quebec

Special thanks to Mr. Xiaofeng Zheng from Maple Armor for being our Diamond Sponsor.

As an organization and platform to foster and develop digital content opportunities, business relations, and partnerships for art and technology-enabled creative industries, we are honored and grateful to hold 5 Canada China International Film Festivals in the past 5 years. With the success of the Closing Ceremony of the 5th CCIFF, we remain true to our original aspiration and look forward to the Opening Ceremony of the next edition. Looking forward to seeing you soon at 6th edition this October!