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©Toronto Shorts International Film Festival

Beware of charlatan film festivals 

Dear Filmmakers,

 

A film festival using the title ‘Toronto Short Film Festivalwww.torontoshort.com is blatantly infringing on our trademark and intentionally misleading filmmakers entering the film festival circuit. 

 

Our festival premiered in 2013 and shortly after filed a trademark application on 10th, December 2014 with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and have sent several cease and desist letters to Toronto Short Film Festival festival director Steve Veale swveale@rogers.com before their first festival was held in 2015.

 

Unfortunately Toronto Short Film Festival has not responded with any intention of working out a solution. 

 

We have respectfully ask FilmFreeway not accept submissions on behalf of Toronto Short Film Festival until they cease and desist using this infringing phrase or any similar variant which is creating confusion among filmmakers within the film festival circuit. 

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

What filmmakers can do. 

Petition 

FilmFreeway 

support@filmfreeway.com 

800-840-8870 

 

We ask FilmFreeway not accept submissions on behalf of Toronto Short Film Festival until they cease and desist using this infringing phrase or any similar variant which is creating confusion among filmmakers within the film festival circuit.

 

Boycott 

Toronto Short Film Festival

@torontoshort  

Festival director Steve Veale swveale@rogers.com  

404-220-8112

 

Same organizer behind Toronto Independent Film Festival 

FilmFreeway Listing 

Festival director Steve Veale swveale@rogers.com  

404-220-8112

 

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