Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of minimizing the spread of the virus, we have moved our 4th Edition event date to July 13, 2020.
***If COVID-19 restrictions in Toronto remains in place by July 6, we will switch to an all-online event format.***
***PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT FILMS THAT ARE 1-5 MINUTES LONG. LONGER FILMS SUBMITTED WILL BE DISQUALIFIED***
WE ARE NOW AN IMDb-APPROVED FESTIVAL! This means that any wins you receive at 300SSFF can be linked to your film (and yours) IMDb profiles! https://www.imdb.com/event/ev0014095/
THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR 3rd EDITION 2019 A SUCCESS!
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.
2020 is our festival's fourth 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**
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
*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.
******OUR PARTNER FESTIVALS******
Continental Film Festival (IMDb-eligible awards)
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 official selections will receive laurels.
All official winners will receive laurels, ready-to-print certificates, and FREE FilmFreeway extended deadline entry for one film to the 2021 festival.
BEST FILM OF THE FESTIVAL
BEST FILM 1ST RUNNER UP
BEST FILM 2ND RUNNER UP
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
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.