The Toronto Arab Film Festival is a non-for-profit festival dedicated to bringing films from, and about the Arab world, to Toronto audiences. TAF began because of a need to fill a void that exists in film programming in Toronto, specifically a lack of films from the Arab regions and a desire to reinstate a tradition of going out to watch films that has been lost.

The 2nd annual festival will take place May 27 - 30, 2021 in Toronto.

Audience Choice Award - Short Film
Jury Prize for Most Promising Filmmaker - Short Film
Canadian Filmmaker Award - Any length

All submissions:

- must have been completed after January 1, 2019
- must be in English, or have English subtitles at the time of submission.
- accepted formats: shorts, features, documentaries, fiction, experimental

Short films will be automatically entered into two competitions:
Audience choice award
Jury Award for most promising filmmaker

Overall Rating
  • Essa Grayeb

    An amazing initiative by an amazing team, such an honor to be part of this.

    May 2020
    Response from festival:

    Shukran Essa! It is our pleasure to have your film in our festival. Hope to see more of your work in the future.