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©Toronto Shorts International Film Festival

Thank you for joining us!

November 14 - 17, 2019

Toronto Shorts International Film Festival featured 75 films, showcasing international talent from the USA, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Luxembourg, China and Canadian filmmakers from Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto



Best Animation

Deady Freddy

Animation / Canada  / 10 min

Director: Alicia Eisen

Producers: Alicia Eisen, Sara Blake

Best Documentary


Documentary / Canada / 6 min

Directors: Ken Galloway, Rouzbeh Heydari

Producers: Dani Ng-See-Quan, Ken Galloway 

Best Music Video

Johnny Nocash: Southbound

Music Video / Canada / 4 min

Director: Daniel Clements

Producers: Daniel Clements, Johnny Nocash & the Celtic Outlaws

Best Experimental

New York Rhapsody

Experimental / USA / 14 min

Director: Salvatore D'Alia

Producers: Paul Del Gesso, Irwin Suba

Best Comedy


Comedy / Australia / 15 min

Director: Kosta Nikas

Producer: Kosta Nikas

Best Drama

Only in Dreams

Drama / USA / 16 min

Director: Travis Mauck

Producers: Christopher Todd, Chris Jay

Best Foreign Films

Borrowed Time

Drama / France / 15 min 

Director: Raphaël Treiner

Producers: Lucie Moreau 

Trapped Birds

Drama / China / 21 min 

Director: River Deng, Shine Wong

Producers: Shine Wong

Best of Fest

Men of Vision

Comedy / USA / 19 min 

Director: Frank Todaro

Producers: Robert Fernandez, Dan Levinson

Short Film Challenge Winner

Date Night

Drama / Canada / 6 min 

Director: Arlen Aguayo Stewart

Writer: Margarita Valderrama