Join us at the Royal Cinema November 19 to 24, 2020 for six days of premiere screenings of Canadian genre (horror, sci-fi, action and thriller) features, shorts and web series.

We are now taking Film Submissions for BITS 2020!

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New Highlight Video

Here is the new highlight video from the 2019 Blood in the Snow Film Festival that took place at the Royal Cinema Nov 21 to 26, 2019. Shot and edited by Khizer Khani. Bumper animation by Lance Fernandes.


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BITS 2020 Submissions are now OPEN!

Happy New Year! We are starting off a gory new decade by opening film submissions for BITS 2020 that will take place at the Royal Cinema November 19 to 24th this year.

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Kelly Michael Stewart mentoring at Dead North Film Festival

Blood in the Snow Festival Director and Founder Kelly Michael Stewart is attending the Dead North Film Festival in Yellowknife..

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Bloody BITS Volume 1 and 2

You can order both volumes of our BLOODY BITS DVDs, highlighting some of the best short films to play Blood in the Snow.


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Northern Frights Newsletter

Join our bi-monthly Newsletter to stay in touch!


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BITS Radio

Check out the latest episode of BITS Radio with host Robert Bellamy. BITS Radio Episode 28 - Diana Cofini & Steven Morana, Chris Green, Alysa King and Art Hindle & Khizer Khani and Andrew Ravindran



The Blood in the Snow Film Festival is a unique and imaginative showcase of contemporary Canadian horror, genre and underground cinema that exists to challenge social boundaries, explore artistic taboos and support and exhibit independent Canadian genre media artists. BITS takes place in Toronto, Ontario and brings together audiences, media coverage, community partnerships and the filmmaking industry to exhibit and celebrate Canadian genre film. BITS began in 2012 and was registered as a not-for-profit in 2015.



BITS takes great pride in being a celebrated launching pad for Canada's top new genre films.
Here is what our past alumni have said about us:.