Toronto Shorts International Film Festival provides a showcase for the best short-form cinema and its creators in the world, held annually in the heart of downtown Toronto. We feel that short form cinema and its creators should have their own premier film festival in Toronto deserving similar recognition given to the feature film and its creators. The heart of the festival will be our quality and scope of extraordinary film programming.

Toronto stands as the largest media market in Canada, it boasts the world-renowned Royal Ontario Museum, the massive Art Gallery of Ontario, the Soulpepper Theatre Company, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and now a premiere international short film festival.

In order to showcase the best short films and its filmmakers from around the world, we created the Toronto Shorts International Film Festival. Toronto Shorts is a where films from a wide spectrum intersect. Animations, documentaries, comedies, narrative, genre, and graduation short films from some of the finest film schools. Just relax and enjoy the thrill.

Awards & Prizes

Grand Prize
Best Foreign Film
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Animation
Best Experimental
Best Documentary
Best Canadian Film

Rules & Terms

2018 SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Films must NOT have previously screened in Toronto.
Films must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2017
All non-English films must have English sub-titles.
Films must be submitted via online screener.
Works-in-progress will be considered, provided they will be completed prior to the festival.
Please do NOT send stills or press kits. If your film is selected we will ask you to email us a still image.
You may submit more than one film, but you must complete a separate entry form and pay entry fee for each film.

Film selection for the festival will be made by the screening committee.
All filmmakers will be notified via email of acceptance.