Established in 2012 as a quarterly screening series in Toronto, Canada, Shorts That Are Not Pants is morphing in 2018 into a series of monthly curated events culminating in a festival weekend to be held in November 2018.

We've screened nearly 200 films from 32 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 at our inaugural festival in November 2018. This might be our first festival, but we have six years of great programming experience behind us, with lots of audience momentum.

See some of the nice things filmmakers have said about us here:

Awards for Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short, and Best Animated Short, as well an Audience Award.

We are currently accepting submissions of short films up to 20 minutes in length. All genres are welcome, and we don't disqualify films that are already available online, though we do look favourably on films that want to premiere with us.

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

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    Alexandre Dostie

    A lot of heart is poured into this screening event so the best short films around are showed in Toronto! Props to James and the whole team of Shorts That Are Not Pants!

    January 2018