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 9th 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
  • Joann Perez-Moya

    Amazing Festival! I was so honored, thrilled and thankful that my film INVASION was selected. The festival was very organized and informative. I hope to enter more films in the near future. (To the Organizers of the Festival, I sincerely apologize for this late review. I had a dire family emergency that I have been dealing with these past months and was not available.)

    July 2022
  • Tim McLarty

    In spite of the festival being held entirely online, I felt the organization of the festival was done extremely well with state of the art technology. I'll look forward to the festival being live the next time around. Tim McLarty - Toronto (Thumbs Down)

    June 2022
  • Ken Kabatoff

    Thank you for selecting my horror film, Luto for competition! It was a pleasure to see the other films and I look forward to entering again!

    April 2022
  • Thank you for awarding my film for this years festival. My team and I are extremely grateful.

    April 2022
  • He Murdered Sleep Film

    Thrilled to screen at this fun, local fest!

    April 2022