UPDATE (August 22, 2017): We've paused entries since we have our final screening in October and are programmed for that. Stay tuned for some big news about our 2018 plans. We'll be re-opening submissions early next year!

Established in 2012, Shorts That Are Not Pants is a quarterly screening series for short films that takes place in Toronto, Canada. Screenings take place in January, April, July, and October.

We've screened more than 175 films from 30 countries so far, and we're looking for more undiscovered gems to show our shorts-savvy Toronto audiences. Members of our programming team have experience working for some of the biggest and best festivals in the world (TIFF, Sundance, Hot Docs) and travel to festivals around the world seeking out the best films and the brightest filmmakers to support.

Your submission will be evaluated by our team and if chosen, will screen as one of 6-8 films at our quarterly screening, giving you a unique form of exposure in a limited programme.

See some of the nice things filmmakers have said about us here: http://www.shortsnotpants.com/testimonials/

Awards & Prizes

At each screening we offer a $100 (Canadian) Audience Award to the film that receives the most votes from our audience.

Rules & Terms

We are currently accepting submissions of short films up to 20 minutes in length. All genres are welcome, and we don't care about premiere status or whether the film is already available online.

We screen from digital files ONLY. Films not in English must contain English subtitles.