A celebration of cinema and the human experience

Close Up International Film Festival 2024

Film Lineup


  • A small reception with tea, finger food, and some snack
  • Red carpet zone photography


  • Welcoming Speeches
  • Appreciation of an Artist
  • A dance performance
  • A musical instrumental performance
  • Screening a short film
  1. Medicine/William Amos McKegg/ 15 min/ fiction/ New Zealand/ 2023
  2. Dragon Fruit/J.Brown/ 27 min/ animation/ Canada/ 2023
  3. Silhouette/Savva Dolomanov / 18 min/ fiction/Czech Republic/ 2023
  4. On Xerxes’ Throne/ Evi Kalogiropoulou/ 15 min/ Fiction/ Greece/ 2022

  5. Wind Speaks/Junno Pak / 3 min/ fiction/ Canada/ 2023
  6. Split Ends/ Alireza Kazemipour/ 14 min/ Iran/ 2022
  • Screening some of the best short films of 2022 and 2023 editions
  1. At Little Wheelie Three Days Ago/ Andrew Stephen Lee/ 18 min/ Fiction/ United States/ 2022

  2. Silkworm/Amir Honarmand/ 25 min/ Fiction/ Canada/ 2022
  3. Roll On By/Lyra Kathleen Murphy/ 14 min/ fiction/ Canada/ 2023
  4. Garrano/Vasco Sá, David Doutel/ 14 min/ Animation/ Portugal/2022
  5. The Fruit Tree/ Isabelle Tollenaere/ 14 min/ Experimental/ Belgium/ 2022
  1. 2720/ Basil Da Cunha/ 25 min/ fiction/ Portugal/ 2023
  2. Live Today/ Evelin Mariana Maris Mora/ 5 min/ animation/ Mexico/ 2023
  3. To Go/ Seval Şener/ 23 min/ fiction/ Turkey/ 2023
  4. Mastermind/ Abdul Hameed Alem/ 20 min/ fiction/ Saudi Arabia/ 2023
  5. The Murder of Olof Palme/Joaquim Weibull, Paco Garcia / 20 min / Animation / Sweden / 2023 
  1. Father’s Footsteps/ Mohamad W. Ali/ 28 min/ Fiction/ Syrian Arab Republic/ 2023
  2. Hinter-land/ Christopher Angus/ 13 min/ Animation/ Canada/ 2023
  3. Prima/ Darina Manapova/ 12 min/ Fiction/ Kazakhstan/ 2022
  4. De Imperio/ Alessandro Novelli/ 13 min/ Animation/ Portugal, Spain/ 2023
  5. Gold Teeth/ Alireza Kazemipour/ 13 min/ Fiction/ Canada
  • Presenting awards to winners in different categories
  • Screening the best short film of the festival

Competition Categories





Competition Genres







Human Rights


Our Mission

We aim to support film makers, including young filmmakers, independent filmmakers, indigenous filmmakers, and Iranian filmmakers. The festival also aims to provide a close-up view of recent, creative, quality films to the viewers in BC, Metro Vancouver, Canada and across the world.

Our Programs

Close-Up International Film Festival screens short experimental, documentary, fiction and animated films from Canada and around the world. Films made by international, Canadian, indigenous, and student filmmakers.

Our Festival

This edition of the festival is scheduled on April 28-29, 2023, with a focus on family, human rights, and woman-life-freedom motto.

Our Prizes

Prizes of $4000 are awarded to best films picked by the jury. Filmmakers will be competing in four categories of International, Canadian, Indigenous, and Student short films.

Our Jury 2023

Our Partners
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