*We monitor the COVID situation in Toronto closely, along with the restrictions and regulations that go with it. If our August 2022 live screening is cancelled, we will switch to an online programme, similar to our 2020 and 2021 editions. All selected films will be informed in advance. Thank you for your understanding.*

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.

******OUR PARTNER FESTIVALS******
Couch Film Festival (IMDb-eligible awards)
FilmFreeway.com/CouchFF

Alternative Film Festival (IMDb-eligible awards)
FilmFreeway.com/AltFF

6ix Screams International Horror Film Festival (IMDb-eligible awards and horror films only!)
FilmFreeway.com/6ixScreams

300 Seconds Short Film Festival (IMDb-eligible awards and 5 minutes and under only!)
FilmFreeway.com/300SecSFF

$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
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • 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
  • It took place online so I had the chance to see all films - and I really did :-) My minutes IDEA and LIZZY SPIGHT RESPONSE were a fit among the other films in screening room one of five. Thanks!

    January 2022
  • Was amazing to be part the festival!!!

    Thank you very much!

    We hope to be part again in the next time!

    August 2021