Gateway Film Festival launches in the Spring of 2023, and it’s going to be amazing. Although this is Gateway’s first festival year, the team behind it, helmed by David Briggs, has years of experience producing film festivals. Briggs founded the Northern Frights Festival which ran for seven years (last one was Halloween week, 2021), and the Deep Cut Film Festival, which wrapped up in the Spring of 2022 after six successful years.
It was difficult to retire these two festivals, but the decision was made to take what made those fests so successful and combine them into one epic cinematic extravaganza.
North Bay, we know you're ready.
The Gateway International Film Festival (Gateway Film Fest, Gateway, or GIFF, also work…we answer to them all) is a 3-day, multi-screen international film festival.
Shorts. Features. Mid-length films. We have room for all.
We accept all genres. Documentaries, action, drama comedy…well, you understand what all-genre means. But we mean it. ALL GENRES.
And given our film festival heritage, of course will still accept horror, and we also like to keep it weird and experimental, in memory of Deep Cut.
So, we hope to hear from you soon. It would be great to have you involved in our first fest. We plan to screen a mountain of films, and it would be cool to have you in the program.
Oh, and our low submission fees are also in Canadian dollars, because that’s how we do it in the North.
Welcome to the Gateway Film Fest…opening the doors to new voices in film.
We can’t wait to get this started.