Please Note: All Films and Documentaries MUST be a Premiere! In the least an Ontario, Canada Premiere. A full Canada or North America premiere is Preferred.

We are an IMDb eligible festival. This means Filmmakers will be able to post their Nominations and Wins on their IMDb Profiles.

The Toronto Beaches Film Festival (TBFF) is a unique, flip-flop friendly film festival that takes place smack dab in the famous "Beaches" community in Toronto, Canada.

Think warm summer nights, cool music, cookouts, lazy sunny days and maybe films under the stars. Now that's a great way to spend a weekend...

The little brother festival to the long running ReelHeART International Film And Screenplay Festival.

The Toronto Beaches Film Festival (TBFF) is a festival like no other. People who Love our Planet crave Films and Documentaries that reflect their Interest about our precious Land, Air or Sea and how we as Humans, interact with these elements either through Appreciation, Adventure, Activism, Beaches, Biking, Conservation, Diving, Environmental Concerns, Extreme Adventure, Hiking, Horses, Marine Life, Photography, Surfing, Sustainability, Travel, Water Sports and More!

Best Activism Film
Best Animal Friendly Film
Best Beach Film
Best Bike Film
Best Biography/Bio Pic Film
Best Conservation Film
Best Diving Film / Water-Sports Film
Best Environmental Activism Film
Best Environmental Film
Best Extreme Adventure Film
Best Feature Documentary – Over 61 Minutes
Best Feature Film (Narrative) – Over 61 Minutes
Best First Nations Film
Best Human Spirit Film
Best Kid Friendly Film
Best Marine Biology Film
Best Nature Film
Best Short Documentary – Under 60 Minutes
Best Short Film (Narrative) – Under 60 Minutes
Best Sports Film
Best Surf Film
Best Sustainability Film
Best Travel Or Road Trip Film
Best Vintage Beach Film

Winners Win “Best Of” Category
Winners Receive Personalized Award

We ‘may’ also Award ‘Sub’ Categories below

Best Actor, Best Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Drone Cinematography
Best Family Friendly Film
Honorable Mention
TBFF Spirit Award



2. We love to view films online. If you have a screening link. Great! Send us the private link and the access password.

3. You must promote your film or documentary

4. You must submit a film or documentary that meets our Genres or Themes either figuratively or literally

Toronto Beaches Film Festival (TBFF) is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Toronto Beaches Film Fest from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Overall Rating
  • Anne Via McCollough

    Toronto Beaches Film Festival was well-organized and they were good at communicating! We were thrilled that they arranged an interview by Zoom including Helen Hays and Joe DiCostanzo! And of course we were so glad "Full Circle" won Best Conservation Film!

    November 2021
  • Peter Walker

    Hi, We enjoyed the friendly approach of this Festival of this festival.We very much enjoyed our little Q and A with a community so far away . We don't get many opportunites to share experiences and think about the films we make this way...and thanks for the Activism film award too!

    Peter Walker and Jo Dorras

    September 2021
  • Brady Skye

    I am honored to have received Best Drone Cinematography & Best Road Trip Film from this festival, hosted by wonderful people. I really enjoyed the Q&A session they hosted and feel like part of their family now. This is a great community to be involved with and I look forward to talking with them more in the future.

    September 2021
  • David Anderson

    Professional, friendly, and well-organized. TBFF really did their best to work around the pandemic successfully and it was a very memorable experience. My crew/cast and I were greatly honored to be a part of this!

    September 2021
  • Terry Katz

    We very much enjoyed the 2021 Toronto Beaches Film Festival. It was so nice to make contact with so many nice and like-minded animal lovers at the festival. Mona and I were excited when our film Loving Mona was nominated for Best Feature Documentary, and then doubly excited to be selected as winners for the Best Feel Good Animal Film. We created Loving Mona to bring attention to a wide audience of the needs of animal rescue shelters and also to inspire people to rescue and adopt animals. The Toronto Beaches Film Festival was a great venue for our message. A big shout out of thanks to the 2021 TBFF staff!
    Please visit us at lovingmona.com and help support the Loving Mona Project.
    Terry and Mona

    September 2021