2021 is our 5th year! We are now open for submissions for films 300 seconds in length or under. Note that screening date is subject to change but all will be informed in advance.

The list of winners from our 4th Edition, to be screened later in 2020 or early in 2021 depending on local (Toronto) COVID restrictions!

Best Film of the Festival
Ecclesiastes by Lola Rùi, USA

Best Film 1st Runner Up
Parapluie by Nicholas Koscik, Toronto

Best Film 2nd Runner Up
Versus by Charley Stadler, Russia

Best Film 3rd Runner Up
Whiskey Face by Brent Bouchard, Vancouver

Best Actress Canada
Zaya Wylde - Who's Next? by Amreen Ghouse, Toronto

Best Actress International
Yoon-seo. Kim - The Waiting by Ryan T. Kim, Republic of Korea

Best Actor Canada
Francesco De Francesco - The DVD Keeper by Francesco De Francesco, Toronto

Best Actor International
Jason Scarbrough - Abscessed by Isaac Rodriguez, USA

Best Cast Canada
Roses Are Red by Sophie Zawadzki, Toronto

Best Cast International
Derek and his Brick by Lee White, UK

Best Writer Canada
George Annanack - Inuk Hunter by George Annanack, Québec

Best Writer International
Sabine Crossen - O Wimbowé by Sabine Crossen, France

Best Director Canada
Camille Hollett-French - Snatch Me Good, British Columbia

Best Director International
Scott Cierski - Six Day Back, USA

Best Animation Canada
Kelpie by Danielle Bittner, Alberta

Best Animation International
Pinchpot by Greg Holfeld, Australia

Best Comedy Canada
Stood Up by Cjay Boisclair, British Columbia

Best Comedy International
Dead End by Nir Berger, Israel

Best Drama Canada
11:08 by Nik Benn, Toronto

Best Drama International
Peach Cobbler by Andrew Huggins, USA

Best Documentary Canada
I Am Me by Jazmine Smith, British Columbia

Best Documentary International
Adventures of Aya - Iceland by Christian Ghammachi, UAE

Best Experimental Canada
Smashed by Linda Glass, Yukon Territory

Best Experimental International
Samurai Spirit by Ami Sakurai, Japan

Best Horror Canada
Smiths Grove by Kevin McGuiness

Best Horror International
No Returns by Sam Park, USA

Best Thriller Canada
Knock Knock by Tucker Anderson and Scott Humphries, British Columbia

Best Thriller International
A Very Special Christmas Gift by Kimberly B. Flores, USA

Best Toronto Film
HatMan by Stuart Leask, Toronto

Best 15-Second Story
AgeMe™ by Ryan Cauchi, Australia

SCREENING OF AWARD WINNERS: This has been postponed to a later date this year or early in 2021, depending on government regulations regarding COVID restrictions. We will keep you all updated!

***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!
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.

2021 is our festival's fifth year and we invite filmmakers from all over the world to submit their short films.

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

TWO CATEGORIES:

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)

BONUS CATEGORY:

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)
FilmFreeway.com/ContinentalFF

Couch Film Festival (IMDb-eligible awards)
FilmFreeway.com/CouchFF

Alternative Film Festival (IMDb-eligible awards)
FilmFreeway.com/AltFF

Minute Madness Toronto (60-seconds films only!)
FilmFreeway.com/MinuteMadnessTO

6ix Screams International Horror Film Festival (IMDb-eligible and horror films only!)
FilmFreeway.com/6ixScreams

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 Film 3rd Runner Up

Best Actress Canada
Best Actress International
Best Actor Canada
Best Actor International
Best Cast Canada
Best Cast 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 Toronto Film

Best 15-Second Story

Minimum length: 60 seconds (1 minute)
Maximum length: 300 seconds (5 minutes)

Special category for 15-Second shorts is available!

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
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Networking
  • Happy to have my short Black Bird Listens to Springsteen accepted into 300 Seconds Short Film Festival. I wrote about it here:
    https://mikemessier.com/2020/08/08/mike-messiers-black-bird-listens-to-springsteen-selected-for-4th-annual-300-seconds-short-film-festival/

    August 2020
  • It so great 👍 ~~~^-^bbb
    Fantastic~~~!!!!!!!
    Thank you so much!!!

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

    July 2020
  • Lola Rùi

    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