Celebrating our 6th anniversary and becoming one of FilmFreeway's TOP 100 Best Reviewed Festivals, we've discounted submissions across the board!

Do YOU make Genre Films?
WE WANT TO PAY YOU in Cash and Prizes!

The Lost Episode Festival Toronto (LEFT) began as Canada's first fan film festival and has grown to also showcase screenings of independent feature films and shorts produced both locally and internationally by many talented and creative artists.

Our festival has been hosted by the historic 100 year old Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, the landmark Carlton Cinema, and the brand new Cineplex Rec Room. All central figures in Toronto's booming film culture.

LEFT is a not-for-profit cultural organization, founded by veterans of the arts and film industry. Our staff have contributed to numerous award winning films that have screened at festivals globally.

Last year LEFT awarded over $40,000 in cash, prizes, and artist fees.

RULES, TERMS, & CATEGORIES:

SHORT FILMS ... UNDER 40 minutes. *NO* Serious Drama, Political Film or Documentary. MUST be a genre film such as: Sci-fi, Horror, Cult, Dark Comedy, Action, Animation, B-Movie, Martial Arts, etc.

FEATURE FILMS ... OVER 40 minutes, minimum. *NO* Serious Drama, Political Film or Documentary. MUST be a genre film such as: Sci-fi, Horror, Cult, Dark Comedy, Action, Animation, B-Movie, Martial Arts, etc.

FAKE TRAILER/PARODY COMMERCIALS ... A FAKE trailer for a movie/show/product that doesn't exist, or a FAKE commercial. UNDER 5 minutes preferred. *NO* Serious Drama, Political Film or Documentary. MUST be a genre film such as: Sci-fi, Horror, Cult, Dark Comedy, Action, Animation, B-Movie, Martial Arts, etc.

PREFFERED CONTENT:
- Anyone from anywhere in the world can submit.
- We prefer if your film not currently available online.
- We do NOT require premiere status.
- We prefer content that was made in the past couple of years, or has not been seen in Canada yet. This is not a requirement, we have and will make exceptions.

Additional Details at: lostepisodefest.com

Feel free to email us if you have specific questions or need assistance.
help@lostepisodefest.com

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  • Izzy Lee

    I haven't been able to attend, but LEFT has played lots of my films and has been quite supportive. Thanks, LEFT!

    May 2018
  • Incredibly well organised festival with superb communication. They would be first on my list to submit to again!

    March 2018
  • David Mitchell

    Easy communication with the festival hosts. I hope to get another project ready for their next event. 5 STARS! *****

    March 2018
  • Ronny Carlsson

    Sad I could not make it, but was extremely happy to have my fake trailer playing at a festival with such high quality films! Very smooth and easy festival to deal with overall.

    September 2017
  • Morgan RAUSCENT

    Great festival/ Very nice team!

    December 2016