Since 2015, the Toronto Short Film Festival has showcased hundreds of short filmmakers to sold-out Toronto cinema audiences.

The festival is a hub for local filmmakers to celebrate their premieres, thank their cast and crew, and meet their fans. International filmmakers travel to Toronto to represent their films to a genre-savvy Toronto audience, and film fans of all kinds pack into sold-out screenings to enjoy the very best of short form.

Toronto Short screens over 100 short films every year, making it the biggest short festival in Toronto, and every film is selected from FilmFreeway submissions.

Toronto Short alumni have gone on to enjoy frequent screenings on the wider festival circuit, garnered numerous awards for their work, and gone on to bigger projects with collaborators found at the the festival.

Join us for Toronto Short's 7th year!

Awards are given in the following categories:
Best Drama Short
Best Comedy Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Documentary Short
Best LGBT Short
Best Horror Short
Best Sci-Fi Short
Best Short Short
Best Animated Short
Best Music Video

The Toronto Short Film Festival is open to short films from any country which are under 50 minutes in length.

Overall Rating
  • Daniel Hackborn

    Very fun, well-organized festival!!! Nice to see fresh content from Toronto filmmakers and beyond. Will definitely submit again :)

    March 2019
  • Very nice experience on this festival. They keep informed and spread the event on the web. I was also very happy for be selected and for the public screening of my video!
    Very happy!

    March 2019
  • Thank you, Steve and Claire. It was great to see so many different types of stories -- and alternative viewpoints on life -- in the films you selected. Thank you!

    March 2019
  • Another amazing Toronto Short Film Festival! We've screened films here two years now and the experience just keeps getting better! From the high-quality networking in the Filmmaker's Lounge with filmmakers from Toronto and around the world, to the joy of seeing our work on the Carlton Cinema's beautiful big screen, to the welcoming hospitality and energy of the organizers, we loved every minute of it. Thank you for the memories!

    March 2019

    We were honoured to receive an Audience Award and we are incredibly grateful to Steve and Claire for their communications with us throughout the process. Although we were unable to attend in person we were made to feel part of the festival. It's been a lovely experience.

    March 2019