Who are we?

The Ancaster Film Fest is a not for profit organization. All profits from our screenings will be donated to the Out of the Cold, local food banks and numerous other Charities and Service Organizations. In our 16 years we have donated over $250 000 and expect to donate more than $16 000 this year.


We are part of the Film Circuit, a grassroots initiative coordinated through the Toronto International Film Festival - a festival now considered among the best in the world. Founded in 1989, Film Circuit is TIFF's national film outreach programme, engaging domestic grassroots networks and strong community partnerships to bring the best of Canadian and world cinema to communities across the country. From Prince Rupert to Charlottetown, Film Circuit has over 170 locations in over 150 communities.

Recent Canadian films such as Maudie, Meditation Park, The Breadwinner, Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, and Don't Talk to Irene have reached Canadian audiences from coast to coast. As well, Film Circuit groups have screened a diverse mix of engaging international films, including Loving Vincent, Faces Places, C'est la vie!, The Eagle Huntress, and The Other Side of Hope. Not only does Film Circuit provide filmgoers an opportunity to see films that may not otherwise be available in their region, it also provides distributors with an opportunity to extend the theatrical run of their films.

More information on the Film Circuit can be found on the Official website at www.v1.tiff.net/filmcircuit

The Ancaster Film Fest presents an opportunity for Hamilton area residents to attend screenings at Cineplex Ancaster in the Meadowlands Power Centre in Ancaster. Started in February, 2004 the Ancaster Film Festival now presents about 23 different films on 12 selected Mondays during the year. There are no screenings in June, July, August and December so as not to conflict with Ancaster Cineplex's blockbuster seasons.


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