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.

Couch Film Festival (IMDb-eligible awards)

Alternative Film Festival (IMDb-eligible awards)

6ix Screams International Horror Film Festival (IMDb-eligible awards and horror films only!)

300 Seconds Short Film Festival (IMDb-eligible awards and 5 minutes and under only!)

$50 CAD 1st place + 1 free entry waiver to future editions
$30 CAD 2nd place + 1 free entry waiver to future editions
$20 CAD 3rd place + 1 free entry waiver to future editions

$50 CAD Best Local Film (Toronto) + 1 free entry waiver to future editions

10 Honourable Mentions - 1 free entry waiver to future editions

All winners will receive:

-Custom laurels and printable certificates

Terms and Conditions:

1. Film must be exactly 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) + 1 Best Toronto Film + 10 Honourable Mentions and will receive laurels and will be awarded the following monetary prizes in CAD Dollars:

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

Best Toronto Film = $50

9. If COVID regulations prohibits a live screening, we will switch to an online screening instead

10. All judges’ decisions are final.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you Minute Madness Toronto for appreciating our film and selecting it to be part of your festival. Me and my team are happy with the selection and the communications.

    April 2022
  • One of the very best festivals out there for the one-minute format! Excellent, timely communication and great promotion of selected works. I highly recommend this festival!

    February 2022
  • Thank you for selection of my three films. Happy to take part in your festival :)

    January 2022
  • Jenna Payne

    Minute Madness did an excellent virtual festival, and I was glad I could share my film with so many. Thanks!

    January 2022
  • Great festival, and hope to attend in person someday. Take care, all.

    January 2022