Nestled within the vibrant cultural hub of Toronto, Ontario, MY Film Fest stands as a beacon of cinematic excellence, an annual celebration of the transformative power of storytelling through the lens of short films. Our mission is as clear as the crystal-clear images projected onto the silver screen: to showcase the finest short film creations, fostering a thriving platform where emerging talents from diverse backgrounds can connect with industry professionals and propel their filmmaking dreams into reality.
MY Film Fest is more than just a film festival; it's an incubator of creativity, a breeding ground for innovation, and a testament to the boundless potential of human imagination. Our carefully curated selection of short films represents a tapestry of voices, each piece woven with the threads of unique perspectives, cultural nuances, and artistic expressions. From thought-provoking documentaries to heartwarming comedies, from genre-bending experiments to poignant dramas, MY Film Fest embraces the full spectrum of filmmaking artistry.
At the heart of MY Film Fest lies an unwavering commitment to fostering meaningful connections between emerging filmmakers and industry veterans. We believe in nurturing the next generation of cinematic storytellers, providing them with a platform to showcase their talents, network with established professionals, and gain invaluable insights into the world of filmmaking. Through panel discussions, workshops, and mentorship opportunities, we empower these aspiring filmmakers to refine their craft, navigate the industry's landscape, and transform their passions into tangible successes.
MY Film Fest is not merely a spectator's delight; it's an immersive experience that ignites the imagination, challenges perceptions, and leaves a lasting imprint on the soul. It's a celebration of the transformative power of cinema, a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, and a beacon of hope for the future of storytelling. Step into our world of cinematic brilliance, and let MY Film Fest be your guide on an unforgettable journey through the hearts and minds of some of the most promising filmmakers of our time.
As MY Film Fest strives to recognize and celebrate the exceptional talent showcased within its annual showcase, we proudly present the following festival award prizes and categories:
Title: MY Film Fest Grand Jury Award
Description: This prestigious award honors the overall most outstanding short film, recognizing its exceptional storytelling, technical prowess, and overall impact.
Prize: A substantial monetary prize to support the filmmaker's future endeavors, along with prominent industry recognition and promotional opportunities.
Best Narrative Short:
Title: MY Film Fest Narrative Short Award
Description: This award celebrates the captivating power of storytelling in narrative short films, recognizing the filmmaker's ability to craft a compelling narrative that resonates with audiences.
Prize: A monetary prize to further the filmmaker's narrative filmmaking aspirations, along with industry recognition and promotional opportunities.
Best Documentary Short:
Title: MY Film Fest Documentary Short Award
Description: This award honors the profound impact of documentary short films, recognizing the filmmaker's ability to shed light on important issues, illuminate diverse perspectives, and inspire audiences.
Prize: A monetary prize to support the filmmaker's continued exploration of documentary filmmaking, along with industry recognition and promotional opportunities.
Best Experimental Short:
Title: MY Film Fest Experimental Short Award
Description: This award celebrates the bold and innovative spirit of experimental short films, recognizing the filmmaker's ability to push the boundaries of cinematic expression and challenge audience perceptions.
Prize: A monetary prize to encourage the filmmaker's further experimentation in the realm of experimental filmmaking, along with industry recognition and promotional opportunities.
Best Animated Short:
Title: MY Film Fest Animated Short Award
Description: This award honors the artistry and imagination showcased in animated short films, recognizing the filmmaker's ability to breathe life into captivating characters, stories, and worlds through animation.
Prize: A monetary prize to support the filmmaker's continued animation endeavors, along with industry recognition and promotional opportunities.
Best Student Short:
Title: MY Film Fest Student Short Award
Description: This award celebrates the emerging talent of student filmmakers, recognizing their potential and passion for cinematic storytelling.
Prize: A monetary prize to nurture the filmmaker's growth in the field of filmmaking, along with industry recognition and promotional opportunities.
Title: MY Film Fest Audience Award
Description: This award reflects the collective appreciation of the festival audience, recognizing the short film that has most resonated with and captivated their hearts and minds.
Prize: A monetary prize to support the filmmaker's continued filmmaking journey, along with industry recognition and promotional opportunities.
Special Jury Recognition:
Title: MY Film Fest Special Jury Recognition
Description: This award acknowledges exceptional achievements in specific aspects of filmmaking, such as cinematography, editing, acting, or sound design.
Prize: A monetary prize to support the filmmaker's continued development in their area of expertise, along with industry recognition and promotional opportunities.
Because we are a short film festival, our requirements are as follows.
Films you submit must be category-appropriate.
Films must not exceed 30 minutes in length.
Films must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2022
All non-English films must have English subtitles.
Films must be submitted via an online screener.
Works-in-progress will be considered, provided they will be completed prior to the festival.
You may submit more than one film, but you must complete a separate entry form and pay the entry fee for each film.
Film selection for the festival will be made by the screening committee.
All filmmakers will be notified via email of acceptance.