2020 REQUIREMENTS

  • Films must have been completed after January 1, 2019

  • We prefer films not to have screened in Toronto prior to the festival.

  • We prefer films not to stream online prior to the festival.

  • Non-English films must have English sub-titles.

  • Works-in-progress will be considered, provided they will be completed prior to the festival.

  • Please do NOT send stills or press kits. If your film is selected we will ask you to email us a still image.

  • You may submit more than one film, but you must complete a separate entry form and pay entry fee for each film.

OPEN FOR ENTRIES

DEADLINES

  • Early Deadline: June 26, 2020

  • Regular Deadline: July 31, 2020

  • Extended Deadline: August 28, 2020

  • Late Deadline: September 25, 2020

ENTRY FEES

International Shorts
Open to filmmakers based outside of Canada, with shorts filmed outside of Canada. 
All genres are accepted with total running time under 45 minutes.

  • Early Deadline: $39

  • Regular Deadline: $49

  • Extended Deadline: $59

  • Late Deadline: $69

Canadian Shorts 
Open to filmmakers based in Canada, with shorts filmed outside the province of Ontario, Canada
All genres are accepted with total running time under 45 minutes.

  • Early Deadline: $38

  • Regular Deadline: $48

  • Extended Deadline: $58

  • Late Deadline: $68

Toronto Shorts
Open to filmmakers based in Toronto with shorts filmed within the province of Ontario, Canada
All genres are accepted with total running time under 45 minutes.

  • Early Deadline: $33

  • Regular Deadline: $43

  • Extended Deadline: $53

  • Late Deadline: $63

  • Entry fees must be paid online using any major credit card

  • Entry fees are non-refundable

  • Entries will not be viewed without entry fee payment

SELECTION

  • Film selection for the festival will be made by the screening committee.

  • All filmmakers will be notified via email of acceptance. 

AWARDS

  • Best of Fest

  • Best International

  • Best Drama

  • Best Comedy

  • Best Animation

  • Best Documentary

  • Best Experimental

  • Best Music Video

  • Best Web Series

  • Best Audience Award 

If any award category does not meet the standard deemed award worthy by the judges, it’s possible there will be no award given in that category. 

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