Submission Guidelines

First Weekend Club

*** Please review updated requirements for our Submission Form ***

We are currently accepting steaming, VOD or EST info in order to help promote the release of Canadian films during this time due to COVID-19.


  1. All Canadian films with a one-week theatrical run can be posted on our site. *
  2. Only Canadian films are eligible. Co-productions are acceptable.
  3. You must provide an online screener for our FWC film jury in the submission process below.
  4. We require 4 weeks notice prior to the films’ release. **

Once submitted: Please review your film.
Email updates, additional screenings, corrections or extended runs to:

Help us help you! In addition to the above:

Tag us on and use #CdnFilm or #CdnFilmLove on your social media channels which will make sharing your stories and posts faster and easier!

* If your film is currently making the rounds at Film Festivals but you don’t have a release date as of yet – please submit your film to speed up the process once you get your release date.

** We understand that release dates may happen suddenly and we may be able to make exceptions, depending on our resources.


Film Sponsorship Programme:

Would you like us to host your Q&A? Twenty Canadian films will be selected annually to be sponsored by First Weekend Club and receive additional promotional support. After you’ve submitted your film and you’re interested in having FWC sponsor your film, please contact:

Submission Form

Submit a Film

  • For Streaming details: date available and platform - for EST, link to purchase Please provide the following format:
    City: START - END date at Cinema
    Q&A: City: Date at Venue at Time with Guests Attending.
  • Please list cast separated by commas (no character names).
  • Please provide the key person to contact regarding submission materials.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png.