The Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival is a unique cultural event that brings people together to watch universal stories told through the lens of motorcycling. Now in its fourth year, the TMFF is the first and only Canadian film festival dedicated to screening movies focused on motorcycles and the incredible culture of motorcycling. Held over four days, the Festival screens documentary and narrative films and includes post-film Q&As with attending filmmakers, jury and audience awards, a festival kick-off party, and a moderated TMFF Talks Q&A panel session. The festival is open to submissions from any country.

By submitting your film, we promise to watch it fully and give it a fair chance for inclusion in the festival. If your film is selected for screening at the Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival, here’s what you can expect from us:

- An extremely welcoming and appreciative Toronto audience that is passionate about motorcycles, films, and the motorcycle community.
- Screening of your film in a theatre with high-quality video and audio. More information on the venue can be found online at our website torontomotofilmfest.com
- Extensive promotion of your film, and you as the filmmaker, via our website and on all of our social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube channel.
- A landing page for your film on our website with a synopsis, still frame, trailer if available, credits and filmmaker bios. Have a look at our previous Film Guides to get a sense of what it will look like.
- We will undertake a marketing campaign to garner press coverage of our festival and your film.
- If you’re in Toronto during the festival, there will be an opportunity to participate in Q&A and meet and greet sessions with the audience, attend the opening night party and TMFF Talks Q&A panel and a private filmmaker reception.
- For attending filmmakers, we will develop a mini press kit and host a media reception event to allow you to connect with members of the press for broader exposure.
- We will treat you like a member of our extended family; with care and respect.

We are focused on making the festival a first class experience for both our audience and filmmakers and are proud of the feedback we've received from them. Please see what they have to say below.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@torontomotofilmfest.com

We look forward to your submission.

-- The Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival team.

Awards will be given in the following categories:
- Best Canadian Film
- Best Short Film
- Best Feature Film
- People’s Choice

We may expand the prizes to split out narrative, documentary and experimental films depending on the number of submissions received for each category.

The Best Canadian, Short and Feature Film Awards will be chosen by our Judging Panel which is made up of motorcycle, media, and moto community leaders. The People's Choice Award will be based on audience votes.

When you submit your film, you will choose which category you wish to classify it under. Award titles and prizes are subject to change.

1. Films must feature motorcycles or motorcycle culture as a key component or theme.
2. Films must be in English or contain English subtitles.
3. Films must be submitted via FilmFreeway or via direct link from Vimeo or YouTube.
4. You certify that you hold all necessary rights to this film and that you cleared all rights and licenses, including but not limited to copyright, trademark, royalty and credits, before submitting it to the Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival. You agree to indemnify Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival in the event that such rights have not been properly transferred. You also certify that this film is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation.
5. You will not hold Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival harmless for damage to, or loss of any or all materials en route to, from or otherwise at the festival and assume all legal responsibilities therein.
6. Submissions are reviewed by the Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival programming team. The applicants whose film(s) have been selected for inclusion in the film festival will be notified via email on or before July 31, 2020.
7. If your film is selected, you authorize Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival to screen your film and will provide an exhibition copy in a required format. You also grant the Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival permission to use stills and excerpts from your film for promotional purposes.
8. Submissions may not be withdrawn once they have been accepted and you have confirmed, except at the discretion of the Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival.
9. Award winners will be selected by a panel of judges chosen by the Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival.

Overall Rating
  • Andree Ljutica

    Few festivals around the world put as much love and care into the festival experience as Caius and his team does for TMFF. While it may be a festival of singular creative focus, its commitment to sourcing diversity in storytelling is present at every screening, where unique stories are told in a beautiful (and packed) Toronto theater. So happy to have been selected. Thanks!

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the very kind words Andree. To be recognized for the amount of love and passion that we put into the festival is extremely appreciated.

  • Emil Duvander

    Had such a good time on this festival. First, if you are interest in motorcycles and movies (and who is not?), this is heaven for you, I promise. It is also very professional when it’s comes to screening of the movies, people you will meet and everything around. Big thumbs up to Caius who is the festival director for making this happen. He made me and my movie partner feel the most welcome and traveling from Sweden to Toronto was for sure worth it and I hope to have the opportunity to do it again in the future. This is not a little random film festival you can find here and there. 2019 was sold out cinema, different mix of motorcycle movies, long and short. Festival Kick-Off Party, Filmmaker Lunch and Filmmaker Meet-and-Greet were you have the opportunity to talk about your film more then on the screening. I could not ask for more. This is awsome.

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so very much Emil for the feedback. I am so glad you enjoyed yourself and found value in attending. We most definitely enjoyed having you here. Thank you.

  • Honored to have been a small part in the festival. If timing was on my side, I would have flown out to enjoy the festivities. Hoping next year we can make it ;) Caius was a great lead and communication was top notch. Really great work on putting this together for a rad community.

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Ryan.

  • Coleman Smith

    So back in May I submitted my short Film Nowhere Fast to the TMFF. It wasn't long until I heard back from (Caius) and how much he loved the film. I was very thankful. A couple months later the film was selected to be in festival. I was so pumped. I was also fortunate to be able to attend the festival in early October. It was way better then I expected. The whole team at the TMFF was just amazing and very excepting. The night before the festival they had this awesome gallery party with beautiful moto art and motorcycles. I think there was like 200 people there. The filmmakers were treated like rock stars during the whole festival. Now I just want to make another film and hopefully go back next year. If you have a cool film about motorcycles submit it to this festival. You wont regret it. Cant wait until next year!

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for the kind review Coleman. So glad you were able to join us and had a great experience.

  • Jean Pierre Kathoefer

    What a great Film Festival. The organization is on top of everything and there is nothing I could complain about. Please keep this festival going! You guys are doing a great job!!!

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you JP. Appreciate the feedback.