Join us at the Isabel Bader Theatre - November 18 to 23, 2024.
FILM SUBMISSIONS OPEN & NEW FESTIVAL DATES FOR 2024
Early bird submissions are now open on Film Freeway. We are accepting new Canadian genre features, shorts, web series, music videos and proof of concept shorts. Please take a look at our submission requirements before submitting and reach out to us if you have any questions.
The 2024 Blood in the Snow Film Festival will return to the Isabel Bader Theatre November 18 to 23, 2024.
Check out the BITS Radio podcast hosted by Robert Belamy - Interviews with BITS Alumni film makers throughout the festival.
DARA JADE MOATS JOINS BITS PROGRAMMING TEAM
We are thrilled to announce that Dara Jade Moats has joined the BITS programming team! Dara Jade Moats is a filmmaker, writer, and film programmer. In addition to programming for the Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival, she is currently the founder and programmer of cELLEuloid a Montreal-based monthly screening series of films made by women. Dara is also an alum of BITS with The Makeover (BITS 2014). We would like to welcome Dara to the BITS team!
BITS 2023 HIGHLIGHT VIDEO
Check out the new highlight video for Blood in the Snow 2023! Brilliantly shot and edited by One Last Shot Productions. Music by Joshua C Love & Jonas Soendberg at Butterfly Temples Studio. Animations by Lance Fernandes, based on photography by Anaïs Rozencwajg.
BITS 2023 HIGHLIGHT VIDEO
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Applications to the 2024 Horror Development Lab are now open on Film Freeway along with film submissions.
The BITS Horror Lab is a development program focused on facilitating business and production opportunities for genre (horror, sci-fi, action, thriller) scripted projects and short films by traditionally underrepresented BIPOC, women, and LGBTQ+ Canadian filmmakers and content creators.
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 want to hear from you! Please fill out the following form to tell us a little more about yourself.
"This is an amazing festival! It was such an honor to have my short 'Lunachicks' screen here alongside some really talented filmmakers! The communication and effort put into making this a great festival is very evident and it was one of the most fun festivals I've been to. I felt very welcomed and there was really great audience turnout and engagement. I recommend submitting to this 100% even if you feel your film is only borderline 'genre'."
"BITS is the best. Aside from screening the coolest genre films, their Deadly Exposure conference allowed me to meet, learn, and network with dozens of industry decision makers, potential distributors, and fellow filmmakers. I couldn't give this festival enough praise. I look forward to being able to submit another film!"
"My short screened in 35 festivals and this was one of the tops! I was also selected for their inaugural Horror Development Lab and connected with filmmakers and key industry players which will help get my creature feature made and give my career a boost. Highly recommend!"
"What a great all around festival filled with great films, great panels, great networking and amazing sharing of love of film!"
"Bits was by far one of our favorite festivals. Not only did we get to see our film in a theater with a live audience, we were also selected to take part in the Directors Lab and Deadly Exposure event. This experience was so unreal and has helped put us on the path to continue expanding our short into a feature. Thank you guys so much. We hope to take part again with our future projects."