February 29th, 2020

Canadian International Comedy Film Festival

Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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Submit Your Film

We believe comedy on film is truly an art. We chat with each filmmaker we screen to try and understand how and why their film was made and how they made it. Is it because we care? Maybe, but mainly we're curious about what drives these people to make these kinds of films.
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Event Tickets

All we ever wanted was to share comedy with the world, so we make sure our tickets are reasonably priced and in the dead of the Winnipeg winter. Cheapest date night you've ever had.
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About the Festival

You may be wondering where all of this came from. Here's our story, from humble beginnings in a community center all the way to our seventh year of hilarity.

In association with

 

CICFF Season 8

Once again we have partnered with the Winnipeg Film Group (WFG) to bring you 4 days of hilarity. We've got feature films from Canadian and local film makers, past CICFF award winners, the edgier side of comedy, and an entire show featuring Winnipeg-made short films curated by CICFF and WFG. You'll have 6-pack abs after all this comedy!

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

7:00pm - 8:45pm
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CICFF Local Heroes

Winnipeg Film Group

A laugh-filled retrospective of all-local Winnipeg-made films from past CICFF events.

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9:00pm - 10:30pm
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The Twentieth Century

Winnipeg Film Group

Special encore engagement of Matthew Rankin’s insane laugh riot.

An incendiary send-up of Canadian identity, history, and politics, Matthew Rankin’s insanely brilliant feature debut is a hilariously irreverent, visually stunning retelling of how William Lyon Mackenzie King became Prime Minister… King seems destined to earn Canada’s crown, but just how much debasement and degradation must an ambitious young politician endure in such a noble pursuit? Quite a lot, it seems. Particularly when the affection of an unattainable woman becomes his priority. Along his epic journey, King will encounter devastating heartbreak, fascistic corruption, hilarious diversions to the outsider cities of Vancouver and Winnipeg, and… kinky boot sniffing. – VIFF

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Thursday, February 27th, 2020

7:00pm - 8:45pm
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Boys vs. Girls

Winnipeg Film Group

Kevin McDonald and Colin Mochrie star in Michael Stasko’s raucous summer camp Canadian comedy, preceded by Damien Ferland’s hilarious short Bible Camp Memories.

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9:00pm - 10:30pm
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Tapeworm

Winnipeg Film Group

CICFF favourites Miloš Mitrovič and Fabian Velasco’s deadpan Winnipeg comedy hit returns to the big screen by popular demand.

This darkly comic gem featuring an all star local cast – Alex Ateah, Adam Brooks, Sam Singer, Stephanie Berrington, Miloš Mitrovič, Jennifer Mauws, Igal Rodriguez, Sandro Debari and Slobodan Mitrovic. Tapeworm explores the lives of losers and misfits who intersect in bleak Winnipeg, a city isolated and often overlooked like the offbeat characters who call it home. A sickly man in an unhappy marriage, a stand up comedian whose sets are received with indifference, a stoner couple who share only trivial exchanges and a young loner are each living lives lost in translation, detached from their surroundings and the people around them. – VIFF

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Friday, February 28th, 2020

7:00pm - 8:45pm
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Best of the Fests

Winnipeg Film Group

A 7-year retrospective of comedy classics and award winners from our festival's previous seasons. Come and enjoy some of your old favourites and some gut busting laughs.

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9:00pm - 10:30pm
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Dark, Edgy, & Out There Comedy

Winnipeg Film Group

This is our chance to share some of the more R-rated comedic gems we've received both this year and over our entire history. This one isn't for the faint of heart - or those under 18.

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Saturday, February 29th, 2020

1:00PM - 2:45PM

Afternoon Screenings

A selection of the funniest long-form films submitted this year as well as some from our CICFF/SICFF vault.

Admission is free! Come out on a lazy Saturday afternoon for some laughs.

3:00PM - 4:35PM

Feature film: MOSSAD

The Mossad and CIA team up to save the world from an international terror organization in this absolutely hilarious comedy film from the makers of The Naked Gun. One of CICFF's all time great features to ever be screened! No admission charge.

Watch the trailer on YouTube

6:30PM - 7:30PM

Cocktail Reception

Enjoy complimentary appetizers with drink specials before the gala screening. Mingle with filmmakers and actors from the evening's films.

Admission is included with your Gala ticket

7:30PM - 11:00PM

Gala Screening

The big Kahuna! We have games, prizes, the comedic stylings of our most excellent MC and comedy legend Big Daddy Tazz, special guest Al Simmons and of course the funniest films from around the world! This has become a mid-winter tradition of belly-laughs in Winnipeg! Don't miss it!

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Attendees

368

Films

Sponsors & Partners

The people and organizations who help us make this event possible

Tickets

Regular

$15

  • Afternoon Screenings
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Evening Gala
  • We won’t mention your tardiness in the ticket purchasing area

Venue Information

Beautiful location in the heart of the city

Location

PLEASE NOTE: The festival takes place in Winnipeg, Manitoba. See the map for exact information.

Transport

Winnipeg has many transportation options. If you're really trying to save those sheckles, try the transit system. For ride sharing, we have tappcar.com available. Or try a traditional taxi. If you make it in, we'll make sure you have a few laughs for the evening.

Hotel

Suitable Hotels and Restaurants are all near the festival location. If you need assistance to book a room or a dinner reservation, give us a call.