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 as a quarterly screening series in Toronto, Canada, Shorts That Are Not Pants will reconfigure in 2018 as a monthly curated event leading to a festival weekend to be held in December 2018.

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 at our inaugural festival in December 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: http://www.shortsnotpants.com/testimonials/

Awards & Prizes

We're working on our Awards, but there will definitely be at least one juried award as well an Audience Award.

Rules & Terms

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.