**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!)

**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 screening upon selection to the 300 Seconds Short Film Festival.

Overall Rating
  • Eddie Shieh

    Thank you for screening IN SYNC and awarding us as well. Although we couldn't attend, it's one of the best 300 seconds we've experienced yet! Thanks again and we hope to be back.

    December 2021
  • Darrell Portz

    This a true legit festival that is worth submitting to. Great communication.

    November 2021
  • Kevin Lucero Less

    This is an: amazing, superlative, benevolent, fantastic, first-rate film festival! I'm so honoured to have had my film "Toast" selected and awarded Best 15-Second Story...so grateful. All the films were choice. Communications professional. Generous awards. All around boss festival with something for everyone. Thank you so very much 300. I highly recommend this event to all filmmakers. Cheers.

    November 2021
  • Lee Chambers

    Making a solid short film in 300 seconds is an art! Love that there's a special festival like yours just for the 5 minutes and under. Thanks for selecting, screening and awarding my little gem (Hell in a Handbasket) at your event in 2021. Truly honoured!

    November 2021
  • Happy to have my short Black Bird Listens to Springsteen accepted into 300 Seconds Short Film Festival. I wrote about it here:

    August 2020