Toronto Shorts Fest
 
 

CALL FOR ENTRIES

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

2013 SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • 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.
DEADLINES

Films must be postmark by the following deadline:
  • Late Deadline: September 17, 2013
ENTRY FEE
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
SELECTION
  • 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.
AWARDS
  • Grand Jury Prize
  • Best Foreign Film
  • Best Drama
  • Best Comedy
  • Best Animation
  • Best Experimental
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Canadian Short Film
RETURN OF MATERIALS
  • Preview DVDs will NOT be returned.
CHECK LIST
  • 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.

MAIL MATERIALS TO EVENT MANAGEMENT COMPANY

Entry Processing Center Mailing Address

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

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