COUCHFF is an IMDb-eligible quarterly event committed to highlighting and showcasing the very best films from around the globe. We welcome filmmakers to submit to our Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter Editions.

***WE ONLY SCREEN THE BEST FILM FINALISTS FOR EACH EDITION*** Semi-Finalists are eligible for awards but are NOT screened.

**NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR WINTER EDITION**

Films so good we can't get off the couch!

We are ready to see films - great films that would knock our socks off.

We are ready to see some talent - exquisite talent that would make us laugh, make us cry, scare us or make us think.

We are ready to give awards - IMDb-eligible awards that recognize the best in many categories. This means that any nominations and awards you receive through our festival can be linked/added to your IMDb profile!

We are ready to screen the best of these films at The Burroughes Building in Toronto - and yes, THE SCREENING ROOM HAS A COUCH!

ONLY ONE WILL BE CROWNED BEST FILM OF THE FESTIVAL PER EDITION

Each of our submission categories will receive awards in the BEST of each genre (animation, comedy, drama, experimental, fantasy, horror, mystery, period piece, romance, science fiction, suspense, thriller and others that may not fit in these.)

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All films submitted will be watched and judged by our committee of industry professionals.

NOT SELECTED - We thank you for submitting but your film was not selected at this time.
SEMI-FINALIST - Your film is eligible for a host of awards and will undergo a private jury screening. *You can list this as an IMDb nomination.
FINALIST - Your film scored among the top films, is eligible for awards and will be screened at our live event. *You can list this as an IMDb nomination.
AWARD WINNER - Your film has won an award and a PDF certificate and personalized laurel will be emailed to you. *You can list this as an IMDb win.

The Couch Film Festival (CouchFF) is a quarterly event celebrating great films from around the globe. Editions are held in September (FALL EDITION), December (WINTER EDITION), March (SPRING EDITION) and June (SUMMER EDITION).
Each edition screens the Finalists at a live event held at The Burroughes Building, Toronto.
CouchFF accepts films 120 minutes in length and under in narrative, experimental, documentary and animation styles.
CouchFF accepts the following genres: animation, comedy, drama, experimental, fantasy, horror, mystery, period piece, romance, science fiction, suspense, thriller and others that may not fit in these categories.
All entries must have an online screener via the FilmFreeway platform, Vimeo or YouTube.
All entries must be in English or have English subtitles.
All Semi-Finalists are eligible for awards but will not be screened at our live event. You can list this as an IMDb nomination.
All Finalists are guaranteed to be screened at our live event and are also eligible for awards. You can list this as an IMDb nomination.
A Winners' List will be posted on our website. You can list this as an IMDb win.
CouchFF does not pay screening fees for chosen films.
CouchFF submission fees are non-refundable. In the event of a withdrawal by the filmmaker, you may contact us to discuss your options at couchff@asianonamission.com.

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  • Adam Newman

    Communication was excellent, consistent, timely.
    And the laurels are top notch.
    Very cool festival.

    October 2019
  • Joshua Trachtman

    My film was a finalist, unfortunately I was not able to attend. But the staff were very helpful and nice. Hopefully will be able to go next time.

    October 2019
  • David Gilbank

    what a brilliant festival...really know how to treat filmmakers. Highly recommended.

    October 2019
  • Autumn Greenfield

    Thank you so much for selecting our music video as a semi-finalist in writing! We were so excited to be included and hope to work with you again!

    October 2019
  • It was a huge surprise for me to win Best Writer (10:01 to 20:00 minutes) at this amazing festival! Many thanks on behalf of the cast and crew of my movie When the Music Stops Playing!

    October 2019