This year will mark the third annual Rebelfest
International Film Festival. This non-profit festival
goes head to head with the mighty Toronto
International Film Festival during its opening
weekend so it has the benefit of international
film critics and reps who flood the city each
Rebelfest was brought to life by three Indie film
makers who were tired of the norm and dared to
challenge the status quo. Having stirred the pot in
the kitchen of main stream festivals (through their
own indie projects), these three masterminds cooked
up an inspired idea to create a marketable,
Living up to its name, this festivals mandate is to
celebrate and showcase low budget Indie films that
havent received Government funding or support from
any film institutions and encouraging the growth of
new filmmakers who get overlooked by the larger
With a new selection committee every year, it
ensures no pre-selected films, allowing every
filmmakers work an equal shot at being selected.
The categories include features, shorts, music videos
and student projects which are all integrated into
each screening, maximizing everyones exposure.
Wanting to make a difference in connecting indie
films with distribution deals, the co-directors of
Rebelfest formed a new arm of their organization
called Rebelfest Releasing where the winners of
the Festival Director Prize receive an offer of
distribution for their film.
Rebelfest brings its unique approach and energetic
format, representing the next wave in film festivals,
celebrating true Independent Cinema but mostly
exemplifying being indie and what that means.
For further information check out Rebelfest.