Videodrunk is a small indie/underground/horror film festival that will be taking place in the Greater Toronto Area this December. The festival is run by filmmakers and video artists and aims to present an eclectic collection of films to audiences in a non-formal easy going environment (usually with beer). Amateurs, students, DIYers and pros all are treated as equals.

Essentially we're the film festival version of punk rock.

We encourage all types of filmmakers and artists to submit.

As a Canadian festival, want to be a platform for Canadian short film and we want to support local film, as such we have a Durham Region category for short films with preferred pricing for Canadian shorts under 3 minutes. No films from outside Durham Region that are under 3 minutes will be shown.

Presented with the support of Exclaim! Media.

UPDATE: Sept 19: Due to new provincial guidelines we are working on setting up a digital festival for 2020

King Videor for Best of Fest (both for short and long form)
Canadian Film Prize
Best Canadian Film Under 3 Minutes
Wooden Spoon (Must see bad film. Awarded with director's permission)

We show films of all styles and genres and are open to all film no matter the content or subject matter.

Shorts that run 20+ minutes are allowed to have the backing of a TV station or noted film production company on the condition the budget does not exceed $3,000,000 (USD). All other submissions must be fully independent.

Shorts that run 20+ minutes must not have screened in the province of Ontario prior to the Videodrunk screening. All other submissions are exempt from this.

Shorts that run 20+ minutes must have been released publicly no earlier than 2 years prior to the Videodrunk screening. All other submissions are exempt from this.

If accepted you will be required to provide us with a digital copy of the film within 20 days.

Even if originally accepted, we have the right to remove a film from our program should it show in the GTA within 60 days of Videodrunk.

No episodes.

A maximum of two submissions per filmmaker.

All films not in English must be subtitled in English.

Festival dates and location may change

UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the festival may go online if unable to proceed with a live event.

Overall Rating
  • AndrĂ©anne Germain

    My favorite type of festival - gritty, underground with a passionate programmer. Awesome festival, highly recommended! Super stoked to have had a film in the 2019 edition - thanks for everything, Matthew.

    January 2020
  • Austin Stock

    Absolutely a pleasure and privilege to be associated with these drunks.

    December 2019
    Response from festival:

    Austin made a wickedly funny short and you all should check it out

  • DT Kofoed

    Strong selection of films in an intriguingly punk venue. We filmmakers were extended every hospitality, and the networking amongst attendees was much more productive than one would expect from a weekend festival! An easy recommendation to any creators of the odd or undefinable.

    December 2019
    Response from festival:

    Dan it was a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to showing your works in the future

  • Vincent Masson

    Great festival! Thanks so much for bestowing "Spurlock" with the Wooden Spoon Award!

    December 2019
    Response from festival:

    Vincent is a great sport and a very funny filmmaker

  • Andy Lewis

    What an amazing festival! They really treat filmmakers well - communication is excellent and they offer some nice freebies too! I had a great time and got to meet some like-minded filmmakers. The festival lineup was really fun and the audience were all in good spirits. Can't wait for next year's Videodrunk!

    December 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Andy. Looking forward to your next project