We are absolutely shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of David Miller. David was a titan of the Canadian film industry and a great colleague. He was a huge supporter of BITS over the years and we have played a film that he produced almost every year of the festival. David was a guest on our panels and was always a kind person to catch up with at networking events. He will be greatly missed.
We are thrilled to to welcome Norman McGlashan as a new Programmer joining the Blood in the Snow team for our upcoming 2021 season.Read More
Film Submissions for BITS 2021 are now closed!
Super Channel submissions deadline: Sept 1st
In person at the Royal submissions deadline: Oct 1st
The 2021 Blood in the Snow Film Festival will be a hybrid event broadcast on Super Channel October 29 to 31 and in person at the Royal Cinema in Toronto November 18 to 23, 2021.
Do you have what it takes to join the Blood in the Snow crew? We are always looking for a variety of different skills. We value hard work, dedication, reliability and passion over experience. We want to hear from you! Please fill out the following form to tell us a little more about yourself.
Jerri Thrasher joins BITS Programming Team!
We are thrilled to announce Jerri Thrasher has joined our programming team joining the Blood in the Snow team for our upcoming 2021 season.Read More
Show us your BITS with a custom toque, mask, or hoodie! You can order a BITBOX early to ensure your merch arrives in time for the fest on Super Channel and in person at the Royal!
Check out the BITS Radio podcast hosted by Robert Belamy - Interviews with BITS Alumni film makers throughout the festival.
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"Blood in the Snow Film Festival has been an incredible supporter of my work, from shorts to being the Canadian premiere festival for my feature film "Evangeline." The atmosphere is fantastic, there was so much support and attention on the films, but most importantly, the festival has built a real sense of community in the Canadian horror scene. It's clear: the festival organizers love horror films and the filmmakers who make them. BITS connected me with the horror filmmaking community across Canada, and proudly shone a spotlight on our work. One of my favourite indie horror fests, hand's down!"
"Fantastic festival. Lot of great programmed aimed strictly at the filmmakers so the events and networking around them are great, and the audiences turn out for the screenings too. Will happily spill some more blood on film to get on their program again."
"An excellent festival with a great mix of screenings and industry-building events. The industry panels were valuable and set up properly to allow enough time to get good information and then meet the panellists. Finally, the networking events were set up in a way to encourage meeting new people, and the festival staff went out of their way to facilitate those meetings. I look forward to coming back!"
"I've been to festivals all around the world of varying size and pedigree and what makes BITS special, outside of the fact that it rolls out in my home town, is the way they treat filmmakers, encouraging new talent, creating a fun, elegant environment where artists can collude and share their work. They have their act together and they not only care, they seem genuinely enthusiastic. It's infectious. This an A grade show, spotlighting and celebrating films that are far removed from the A list. And best of all, every year it grows and improves."
"What a great all around festival filled with great films, great panels, great networking and amazing sharing of love of film!"
"I had a fantastic time at the Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival, made some lasting connections and hop to come back. High quality with low hassle and lasting connections."