MISSION & OBJECTIVE
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...

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The little brother festival to the long running ReelHeART International Film and Screenplay Film Festival, The Toronto Beaches Film Festival has proved that the Beaches Community craves film culture and we only deliver the Best in FILM GENRES that fit our "vibe".

TBFF takes place in the neighborhood of flip-flops, ice cream, patios, sporty attire and a beautiful and lively beach front community on the steps of Lake Ontario.

If you have a film or documentary in any of the categories below, we think we have the audience for you. Please Note ALL FILMS and DOCS MUST BE a Premiere of some kind. Check out the large array of categories below:

3rd World Issues
Activism against Big Companies, Big Brother and the Government
Adventure
Animal-Friendly
Beach Culture
Beach Towns
Bio-Friendly
Blues
Boardwalks
Comedy
Dolphins
Drama
Eco-Friendly
Environment Friendly
Ethical and Green Living
Family Issues
Green-Friendly
Jazz
Kid-Friendly
Oceanography
Oil in Oceans
Route 66
Saving our Beaches
Scenic Travelogues
Social Justice
Surf Music
Surfing
Urban Sustainability
Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly
Water Conservation
Water Animals
Water Fowl
Water Sports
Whales

If your film or documentary has a "beach related" theme, even better! And that theme can be literal or figurative.

Feature films, Short films, Feature docs and Short docs. And vintage beach like stuff your parents took on that old 8mm camera on summer vacation.

Films *May* Be Awarded in The Following Core Categories

Short Film (Narrative)
Feature Film (Narrative)
Short Documentary
Feature Documentary
Vintage Beach
Kid Friendly

Films *May* Be Awarded in The Following ‘Sub’ Categories below:

Best Activism Film
Best Adventure/Extreme Adventure Film
Best Animal Friendly Film
Best Beach Film
Best Cinematography
Best Conservation Film
Best Drone Film
Best Eco-Friendly/Green Film
Best Kid-Friendly Film
Best Off The Grid Film
Best Marine Life Film
Best Surf Film
Best Sustainability Film (Natural Resources)
Best Travel Film
Honorable Mention
TBFF Spirit Award

GENERAL RULES

1. YOU MUST HAVE ALL CLEARANCES AND RIGHTS IN WRITING FOR ALL PEOPLE, MUSIC AND IMAGES in your film or documentary

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

2a. If your film is NOT online. You must mail in your TWO Preview DVD's after you've made a payment online. (DVDs that arrive without payment will be thrown out)

3. You must fill out customs forms to say "Not For Re-Sale. For Cultural Purposes ONLY"

4. You must promote your film or documentary

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

GENERAL TERMS
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
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Deejay Williams

    This festival is very well represented & visually pleasing on all social media platforms. Communication via email was made easy. I recommend this festival to anyone who deeply cares for the oceans ecosystem or has a real passion for the sea in all its functions & beauty.

    October 2019
  • Kathryn Jankowski

    It was a pleasure to be included in the program at TBFF. Since I currently live in the Netherlands, I was unable to attend but felt completely honored to win an award, especially in my old stomping grounds. Communication prior, during and post the event was fantastic, they seem to be a very well organized festival. Hopefully, I can make it next year, thank you TBFF!

    September 2019
  • Robert Henno

    I was already very happy to hear that my two documentaries "In the realm of the little owl" and "Once upon a time - The savannah" had been selected by the TBFF. I was even more so when I learned that the second was a AWARD WINNER. Thank you very much to the team for their kindness and their way of communicating with us.

    November 2018
  • Thank you !!
    From the cast and crew of Calm In Chaos .

    September 2018
  • Luke Cameron

    What a fantastic festival. Lots of early communication and what looks to be a fantastic team on the ground- their social media push before the festival was top notch and we were included in the entire process. Although we were unable to attend, it looked like a great festival and the feedback and award were amazing! Keep it up TBFF!

    September 2018