Inviting all filmmakers to submit their 1 minute masterpieces to the first Just A Minute, Toronto! Film Festival.

100 films will be selected for our inaugural event taking place on November 18, 2019 at The Burroughes Building, 639 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Categories accepted:

Animation, Art, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Fashion, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Music, Noir, Romance, Sci-Fi, Silent, Sports, Suspense, Thriller

We believe that a capable filmmaker can tell a story in just 60 seconds. We also believe that most of our brains have adapted to a shorter attention span as spurred on by social media channels. And so we created this festival as an outlet for both filmmakers and audience alike to enjoy micro short works of art.

$50 1st place
$30 2nd place
$20 3rd place

All 3 winners will receive:

-A PDF copy of Dr. Robert David Duncan’s book “Micro Short Filmmaking: A Guided Learning Journey”
-1 entry waiver code for the 4th 300 Seconds Short Film Festival to be held in 2020
-Custom laurels and printable certificates
-More prizes to be announced!

All 100 official selections will be screened at the event and will receive Official Selection laurels.

Terms and Conditions:

1. Film must be 1 minute (60 seconds) in length, including title and credits.

2.Films must be in English or have English subtitles.

3. Films must have a FilmFreeway, Vimeo or YouTube screener.

4. Submitters must have the right to submit the films.

5. No refunds for submission fees.

6. We do not pay screening fees in this festival.

7. All selected films will receive laurels and the list will be posted on our website.

8. 3 winners will be chosen (1st, 2nd, 3rd place) and will receive laurels and will be awarded the following monetary prizes in US Dollars:

1st place = $50
2nd place = $30
3rd place = $20

9. We will not be posting the winning videos on our website; however, we will post project links provided by the filmmaker (website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.)

10. All judges’ decisions are final.