MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Toronto Beaches Film Festival (TBFF) is a unique, flip-flop friendly film festival originally inspired by the famous "Beaches" community in Toronto, Canada.

TBFF is a Premiere Only Festival that Screens Films and Documentaries on any Subject that Covers our Human Experience On Land, Water or In The Air.

But we also have a strong “Beach” Vibe. 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 TBFF
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!


25 COMPETITION CATEGORIES TO CHOOSE FROM
Best Activism Film
Best Animal Friendly Film
Best Beach Film
Best Bike Film
Best Biography/Bio Pic Film
Best Conservation Film
Best Diving Film
Best Environmental Activism Film
Best Environmental Film
Best Extreme Adventure Film
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Documentary
Best Feature Film (Narrative)
Best Short Film (Narrative)
Best First Nations Film
Best Human Spirit Film
Best Kid Friendly Film
Best Marine Biology Film
Best Nature Film
Best Sports Film
Best Surf Film
Best Sustainability Film
Best Travel Or Road Trip Film
Best Vintage Beach Film + More!

Please Note - Not All Categories are Awarded. It depends on each Season’s Official Selections.

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 Editing
Best Family Friendly Film
Honorable Mention
TBFF Spirit Award + More!

ENTRY RULES, TERMS & GUIDELINES

*ALL FILMS* *MUST BE A PREMIERE*
Your film CANNOT Play In ONTARIO or QUEBEC CANADA PRIOR TO JULY 2023

Any Film that has been Selected, Been Given Feedback, Played Online and/or in a Live Screening in and around the Province of Ontario or Quebec and/or has received an Award will be Disqualified. No refunds will be offered. No Exceptions.

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

2. You must promote your film or documentary

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

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

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
  • Christian Fleury

    TBFF did an amazing job at creating a fun event online despite COVID. They communicated and promoted extremely well. They went all out to host an excellent online Q & A. Very proud that our movie La Rivière was selected and even happier to have won Best Conservation Activism Film

    July 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank You Christian. Your review is very kind.
    Your Q&A went Great!
    We have a nice surprise coming your way soon ;-)
    Can't wait to have you back with your next Documentary.
    Team TBFF

  • 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