Toronto Shorts Fest
 
 
 
 

SUBMIT YOUR FILM
 
 OPEN FOR ENTRIES
 
Please read the following submission requirement before you complete the online entry form.
 

2019 FILM REQUIREMENTS
  • Films must NOT have screened in Toronto.
  • Films must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2018
  • All non-English films must have English sub-titles.
  • Films must be submitted via online screener.
  • 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.

 
DEADLINES
  • Early Deadline: October 19, 2018
  • Regular Deadline: November 16, 2018
  • Extended Deadline: January 4, 2019
  • Late Deadline: January 25, 2019

 
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 in Canada.
All genres are accepted with total running time under 45 minutes.
  • Early Deadline: $35
  • Regular Deadline: $45
  • Extended Deadline: $55
  • Late Deadline: $65

 
Toronto Shorts
Open to filmmakers based in Toronto with shorts filmed in Toronto.
All genres are accepted with total running time under 45 minutes.
  • Early Deadline: $32
  • Regular Deadline: $42
  • Extended Deadline: $52
  • Late Deadline: $62

 
Feature Films
Open to narrative and documentary feature films by Canadian filmmakers. All genres are accepted with running time over 45 minutes. FILMS MUST BE TORONTO PREMIERES.
  • Early Deadline: $44
  • Regular Deadline: $54
  • Extended Deadline: $64
  • Late Deadline: $74

  • 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. 
 

ONLINE SCREENER
 
Save money on postage fees and avoid the hassle of producing, packaging, and mailing DVDs 
Filmmakers can submit their film online by providing us a Vimeo link and password.
Pay entry fee online using your credit card- no need to mail us any physical materials.
 

 
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