***PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT FILMS THAT ARE 1-5 MINUTES LONG. LONGER FILMS SUBMITTED WILL BE DISQUALIFIED***
We are now accepting submissions for our 3RD EDITION, screening in April 2019.
Super Short Films. Micro Films. Miniature Films. 300 seconds and under.
The 300 Seconds Short Film Festival aims to celebrate micro-short films. All entries have a maximum run time of 300 seconds (5 minutes!) Categories include Canadian Shorts, International Shorts, and the 15-Second Story.
2018 is our festival's second year and we invite filmmakers from all over the world to submit their short films. Take advantage of our FREE and low entry fee options!
**PLEASE NOTE: Submission fees are non-refundable**
Canada 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
*ALL FILMS MUST BE 300 SECONDS (5 MINUTES) OR LESS, INCLUDING CREDITS*
Show our jury panel what you can do in 300 seconds and under!
All films must have a FilmFreeway or Vimeo screener.
*A message from our partner, the Alternative Film Festival*
The Alternative Film Festival is committed to bringing filmmakers of all levels - even beginners - a chance at taking home a festival award. AltFF accept films in all genres. We are giving out awards - all IMDb eligible - in multiple categories.
*A message from our partner, the 6ix Screams International Horror Film Festival*
Toronto wants to get scared - and not in the most-homicide-in-recent-years type of way. Our audience is looking forward to forgetting a bit of reality by watching your horror short films this coming October!
All official selections will receive laurels.
All semi-finalists will receive laurels.
All finalists will receive laurels.
All official winners will receive laurels, ready-to-print certificates, and FREE FilmFreeway extended deadline entry for one film to the 2019 festival.
BEST DIRECTOR (Canadian Films)
BEST DIRECTOR (International Films)
BEST WRITER (Canadian Films)
BEST WRITER (International Films)
BEST ACTOR (Canada Films)
BEST ACTOR (International Films)
BEST ACTRESS (Canada Films)
BEST ACTRESS (International Films)
BEST CAST (Canada Films)
BEST CAST (International Films)
BEST ONE MINUTE FILM (only applies to submissions that are exactly 60 seconds in length, including credits)
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
SHORT FILM OF THE YEAR
BEST 15-SECOND STORY
Minimum length: 60 seconds (1 minute)
Maximum length: 300 seconds (5 minutes)
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.