UPDATE (April 10, 2020): We have decided to EXTEND our Early Bird Deadline until June 5. We recognize that this current crisis has hit many filmmakers in the wallet and we want to make it a bit easier for you to share your work with us.
Established in 2012 as a quarterly screening series in Toronto, Canada, Shorts That Are Not Pants is now a festival weekend held each November.
We've screened more than 350 films from 41 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, Cannes) 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 festival in November 2020. We have eight years of great programming experience behind us, with lots of audience momentum.
See some of the nice things filmmakers have said about us here: http://www.shortsnotpants.com/testimonials/
Awards for Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short, and Best Animated Short, as well an Audience Award. Each award comes with a cash prize of $250 as well as a selection of fee waivers to other festivals, so you can continue your film's festival journey.
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.