For our 2021 Season we are doing Online Screenings of all Official Selections from November 4-7 and will be giving away some cash prizes and awards!

**PLEASE NOTE: Submission fees are non-refundable**


Canadian Films - films made in Canada or by a Canadian filmmaker (writer, producer, director)
International Films - films made outside of Canada by non-Canadian filmmakers (writer, producer, director)


15-Second Story - any genre, 15 seconds in length


Show our jury panel what you can do in 300 seconds and under!

All films must have a FilmFreeway or Vimeo screener.

Couch Film Festival (IMDb-eligible awards)

Alternative Film Festival (IMDb-eligible awards)

Minute Madness Toronto (60-seconds films only!)

6ix Screams International Horror Film Festival (IMDb-eligible and horror films only!)

All Selected Films will be screened online from November 4-7 and will be in the running for awards.

**The Winners of the following will receive Cash Prizes (in Canadian Dollars), Certificates, Laurels and IMDb credits**

Best Film of the Festival ($100)
1st Runner Up for Best Film ($75)
2nd Runner Up for Best Film ($50)
3rd Runner Up for Best Film ($25)
Best Toronto Film ($50)

**The Winners of the following will Certificates, Laurels and IMDb credits**

Best Actress Canada
Best Actress International
Best Actor Canada
Best Actor International
Best Cast Canada
Best Cast International
Best Cinematography Canada
Best Cinematography International
Best Writer Canada
Best Writer International
Best Director Canada
Best Director International

Best Animation Canada
Best Animation International
Best Comedy Canada
Best Comedy International
Best Drama Canada
Best Drama International
Best Documentary Canada
Best Documentary International
Best Experimental Canada
Best Experimental International
Best Horror Canada
Best Horror International
Best Thriller Canada
Best Thriller International
Best 15-Second Story

Minimum length: 60 seconds (1 minute)
Maximum length: 300 seconds

All films must be in English or have English subtitles.

We accept any genre of film, music video, web series, documentary, etc as long as the maximum length (including credits) is 300 seconds.

No limit on submissions or production date.

All films must have a FilmFreeway or Vimeo screener. NO DVDs or other media that need to be physically mailed to us. ONLINE SUBMISSIONS ONLY!!!

We do not pay screening fees.
Filmmakers retain the rights to their films.
Filmmakers are responsible for acquiring copyrights, licenses and releases for media used in their films.
Filmmakers agree that we can show their film at our live screening upon selection to the 300 Seconds Short Film Festival.

Overall Rating
  • Happy to have my short Black Bird Listens to Springsteen accepted into 300 Seconds Short Film Festival. I wrote about it here:

    August 2020
  • It so great ๐Ÿ‘ ~~~^-^bbb
    Thank you so much!!!

    July 2020
  • Grateful to be included, and you will be, too.

    July 2020
  • Lola Rรนi

    An amazing Film Festival. I want to Thank you for the enormous effort made in these times of quarantine to carry the festival with total perfection. both, communication with them and the times has been perfect . Really grateful

    July 2020
  • Amazing festival! We're thrilled you loved our made in quarantine horror short Sleep Talk. Great staff with timely response times and a great collection of talented filmmakers. Honored to have participated. Hope to submit again soon!

    July 2020