2023 is our little event's 5th year! Check out the updated Prizes below.
This film festival is exclusive to 1-MINUTE/60-SECOND films ONLY! Films submitted under or over this time frame WILL BE REJECTED.
1st Place: Hive Mind - Dir. by Zeke Hanson (USA)
2nd Place: She Doesn't Like Pizza - Dir. by Matt McKisson (USA)
3rd Place: Bomb Defusing for the Abducted Adolescent: An Instructional Demonstration - Dir. by Thomas Robert Brandt (USA)
Best Toronto Film: Unsolicited - Dir. by Kris Langford (Canada)
10 Honourable Mentions:
-Four Kilos Six Hundred - Dir. by Bea Casas (Spain)
-Goonz - Dir. by Gyuhyun Kim, Eunju Hyun (Korea)
-Golazo! - Dir. by Luis G. Blanco (USA)
-In the Tank - Dir. by Arian Nowbahari (Norway)
-Killer Audition - Dir. by Michael Boston (USA)
-Breaking News - Dir. by Janne Tavares (Sweden)
-Nature Dance - Dir. by Vanessa Cardui (Germany)
-Great Moments in Movie Comedy - Dir. by Ian Johnston (Canada)
-Call of Nature - Dir. by Donal O'Dea (Ireland)
-Winter's Temptation - Dir. by Marko Lillemägi (Estonia)
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)
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!)
NEW for 2023 - We have updated the PRIZES available to be won:
1ST PRIZE - $100CAD + 1 free entry waiver to future editions
2ND PRIZE - $75CAD + 1 free entry waiver to future editions
3RD PRIZE - $50CAD + 1 free entry waiver to future editions
4TH PRIZE - $30CAD + 1 free entry waiver to future editions
5TH PRIZE - $20CAD + 1 free entry waiver to future editions
BEST TORONTO FILM - $50 + 1 free entry waiver to future editions
20 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.