Create your Legacy at The Film Club Toronto. This is the place to get your name seen.

Come, throw back free popcorn with your friends, check out the latest films from across the globe. We pride ourselves on a diverse and open community here who loves themes and genres of all kinds. When you submit to our monthly screenings you enter into a local film making and film loving community.

We will be playing and awarding films from all over the world. We screen Shorts, Webseries and Features. We love it when the filmmakers can present their work, and are happy to invite cast and crew along to give a platform to screen and promote your film. We also provide a space to discuss and unpack the themes and meanings of the films after the screening.

Based in the heart of Toronto, it's a thriving cosmopolitan city full of cinephiles ready to be wowed by new films and fresh stories, so come along, get involved and show your work to the world.

When you enter the award category - you are eligible for a host of BEST OF awards, including:

-Best Director, Best Short Film, Best International Film, Best Performance, Best Screenplay, Best Animation, Best Feature, Best Student Film, Best Score, Best Thriller, Audience Choice Award, Judge's Choice Award.

We will announce all nominees on our Instagram and Facebook, winners will be announced after all nominees are confirmed.

We're also screening: Terror/Fear 4 Twenty/Four, a special screening of PURE UNADULTERATED HORROR. An exclusive showcase of the best horror films from all over the globe! This Premium 24h Online Horror Showcase means entrants are in the running for Best Horror, Best Blood n Guts, Best Psychological Thriller, Best Zombies, Best SFX MKUP + a distribution deal offer and many, many more prizes!

Up for prizes we have local sponsorships for products, deals, subscriptions and free film advertising deals. These prizes will depend on the month and we will endeavour to make national prizes available to international films, or find a substitute prize that you can enjoy from any corner of the globe.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: The following is an explanation of the rules and regulations (“Rules & Regulations”) governing the submission of a film, trailer, feature, short, music video, web series, reality show pilot, demo reel, short animation, sizzle reel, documentary, short screenplay (hereafter called the “Project”) for consideration of the 2019 ‘The Film Club’ (hereinafter called the “Festival”). All information contained in this document shall herein supersede any prior information regarding submission to the Festival.

By agreeing to the Terms and Conditions found on this page, the person submitting the Project (hereafter called the “Applicant”) acknowledges that he or she has obtained consent from any and all owners, creators, writers, producers and/or other authorized representatives of the Project (hereafter called the “Project’s Owners”) whose consent is required to submit the Project to the Company, and has read and understood the submission rules and regulations set forth below:

Submissions: There will be many submissions, but only those selected will be shown. The submitter accepts that by submitting and paying the submission fee, their submission might not be selected.

Works submitted that do not meet criteria or fail to adhere to the guidelines, rules and regulations is not the responsibility of the Company or Festival. These submissions may be automatic disqualification and loss of submission fee. In order to be considered for the Festival, the Applicant must submit via FilmFreeway located at or on the Festival’s Home page. The Company reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Project that is not submitted through this platform.

Selection: Upon completion of the Festival selection process, the Company will attempt to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form to notify the Applicant of the Project’s acceptance status. The Company disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any failure to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that the contact information provided on the submission form is correct throughout the entirety of the Festival selection period.

Full Ownership: It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to clear all content of the Project from any and all actual or potential legal claims or issues, including, without limitation, claims based upon theories or libel, defamation, slander, invasion of privacy, violation of rights or publicity, theft or trade secrets, breach of confidence, breach of confidential relationship, and breach of expressed or implied contract (“Third Party Claim(s)”). The Company expressly disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any unauthorized inclusion of any trademarked content or materials within or relating to submitted Project, including any content materials that are or may become the basis for any Third Party Claims based upon any of the foregoing legal theories or others. The Company reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Project that is or may become the subject of any Third Party Claims. In the event that any Third Party Claim(s) shall be asserted by any person or entity, Applicant shall fully indemnify and hold harmless the Company, the Festival, and each of their representatives and affiliates from any liability in connection therewith and from any fees and expenses, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, that any of them may incur in connection therewith.

Submission content: All of the above types of content will be considered for screening. We will consider content of all types so long as the content is not purely pornographic in nature. Media containing hate speech, homophobia, transphobia and other un-artistically motivated discriminatory content will be immediately disqualified. Nudity, violence, vulgar language and the sorts will be screened to determine if artistic and within the scope of the Festival, at the Festival’s sole discretion. We encourage all types of art and do not wish to discourage any Project, within reason.

Advertising: By submitting the project the applicant agrees that the festival may award them a category winner and thus the festival may show the project or extracts of the project in Festival related advertising both online and print. The applicant needs to be aware that by submitting the project they transfer all the necessary rights to the festival so that the festival has all legal rights to may show the project or extracts of the project for all such purposes. The promotion may include online and social media campaigns like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vimeo and Youtube campaigns as well as print campaigns like poster advertisement or print media campaigns.

Festival Rights: Company and Festival expressly deny and are not responsible for any promises of offers for distribution. This is merely an avenue or channel for Applicant to submit Project for exposure and viewing pleasure of audiences. The Company is under no obligation to provide to the Applicant or any other representative of the Project any comments or feedback regarding the submitted Project, any information relating to the manner in which the Project is, will be, or was reviewed; any views that the Company or any reviewers of the Project may hold concerning the Project; any reasons why the Project, should it not be accepted for exhibition at the Festival, was not accepted; or any other information relating to the Festival’s review, consideration and/or selection process regarding the Project specifically or submissions generally beyond the information set forth in these Rules and Regulations.

Dates: Festival, Company and its affiliates reserve the sole and exclusive right to change the dates and times of viewing of Officially Selected Projects or dates of Festival. Applicant acknowledges and accepts Company, Festival and its affiliates have no control over natural disasters, acts of nature, and circumstances of emergency that might cause change in dates and times. Good faith efforts will be given by Company, Festival and its affiliates to inform Applicant of any date or time changes in advance, if possible.

Disqualification: Company reserves the sole and exclusive right to choose which works will be shown, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected. Company reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Project with a submission form that is considered to be delinquent due to the non-payment of any or all submission fees.

Overall Rating
  • Great little festival! I am honored to won one of the categories.

    November 2019
  • The Film Club was a great experience. They review films and deliver notifications on time and the overall communicaton was really smooth. I recommend.

    November 2019
  • Francesco Maddaloni

    Jonathan was great. I won my first award with TheFilmClub: they have passion for movies and for people who love movies

    November 2019
  • Reza Shad

    That was great and so awsome

    September 2019
  • Charles Drouot

    Communication with Jonathan was smooth and great. He seems to be speaking all the languages in the world. Thanks to him, for the award for my music video <3

    June 2019