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Toronto International Short Film Festival

21 September - 22 September 2018

Contact: Kaitlin Hargrove


Phone: 818.508.0800

Fax: -

Address: 10523 Burbank Blvd
North Hollywood

Festival website

  • About
  • Submission Info

The Toronto International Short Film Festival is a where films from a wide spectrum intersect. Animations, documentaries, comedies, narrative, genre, and graduation short films from some of the finest film schools will take you on a unique journey into young film creation. Just relax and enjoy the thrill. Preference is given to Toronto premieres.

Enter your film into Toronto Shorts Fest and compete among the most sought-after films in the world.

Having a film in Toronto Shorts Fest is one of the most exciting experiences you can have with your short film.

Theme(s): Short Film Festival

Year established: 2013

Is this festival exclusively animation?: No - this is a film festival but with a specific animation category

Submission deadline:
13 January 2018

Entry fee:
(US Dollar) $40-70


  • Best Animation
  • Grand Prize
  • Best Foreign Film
  • Best Drama
  • Best Comedy
  • Best Experimental
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Canadian Film
  • Best Animation

Submission methods:

  • Online Link (& Password)
  • Online Upload (via festival site)
  • Withoutabox

Films must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2013
All non-English films must have English sub-titles.
Films may be submitted via Online Screener or a DVD or DVD PAL in (Region 0 or 1).
Works-in-progress will be considered, provided they will be completed prior to the festival.
Preview DVD should be labeled with the title, running-time, contact email and phone number.
Please do NOT send stills or press kits. If your film is selected we will ask you to email us a still image.
All films selected for the festival grant Toronto Shorts Fest the rights to use DVD and press materials from the film for promotional purposes.
Toronto Shorts Fest is permitted to retain DVD copies of each film selected as part of our festival library and for media educational use.
All films selected for the festival grant Toronto Shorts Fest the rights to upload a clip/trailer up to 2 minutes in length online for promotional purposes.
You may submit more than one film, but each one must be on a separate DVD and must be accompanied by its own completed submission form and entry fee.
If you would like to make sure that we received your submission, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped postcard which we will send back to you as your confirmation.

Link to entry form

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