Toronto Shorts Fest


Please read the following submission requirement carefully before you complete the online entry form.

  • Films must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2012
  • All non-English films must have English sub-titles.
  • Films must be submitted on 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.
  • You will have the opportunity to upload a trailer or clip of your film. 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. The festival will not confirm receipt of film by telephone.

Films must be postmark by the following deadline:
  • Late Deadline: September 17, 2013
Shorts under 30 minutes, for each entry:
  • Late Deadline: $59
Shorts over 30 to 45 minutes, for each entry:
  • Late Deadline: $64
  • Checks or money orders made payable to: Filmmakers United
  • Foreign entries paying with checks should be drawn in U.S. dollars. Only through a U.S. affiliated bank.
  • We do NOT accept international money orders
  • Write title of film on check or money order
  • You have the option of paying with credit card online after you fill out and submit entry form.
  • All fees are non-refundable
  • Entries will not be viewed without entry fee payment
  • Film selection for the festival will be made by the Festival Committee.
  • The entrant will be responsible for all shipping fees.
  • All filmmakers will be notified via email of acceptance.
  • Toronto Shorts Fest cannot be held liable for DVDs which may be lost or damaged.
  • Grand Jury Prize
  • Best Foreign Film
  • Best Drama
  • Best Comedy
  • Best Animation
  • Best Experimental
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Canadian Short Film
  • Preview DVDs will NOT be returned.
  • Entry fee (write title of film on check)
  • DVD labeled with contact information (phone number and email)
  • Include a print out of the confirmation email you receive (after you submit the online entry form) with your DVD entry
  • If you would like to make sure that we received your submission, please enclose a self-address, stamped postcard which we will send back to you.


Entry Processing Center Mailing Address

Toronto Shorts Fest
10523 Burbank Blvd. #205
N. Hollywood, CA 91601

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