Videodrunk is a small indie/underground/horror film festival that will be taking place in Toronto this November. 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 to submit. We do show features but try to focus on shorts. Video art is also cool but be warned we don't show a lot of it (it may be included in a pre-show). Be warned, we have only 15 slots a night.

As a Canadian festival, want to be a platform for Canadian short film, as such we have a Canadian category for short films with preferred pricing for Canadian shorts under 2 minutes. No films from outside Canada that are under 2 minutes will be shown.

King Videor for Best of Fest
Best Canadian of Fest
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 $400,000 (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 3 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 city of Toronto within 60 days of Videodrunk.

No episodes

A maximum of two submissions per filmmaker.

All films not in English must be subtitled in English.

On your submission state whether you are fine in the film is included in a short term digital version of the festival streaming on our

Festival dates and location may change

Overall Rating
  • jake smith

    Matthew is a great programmer/host! Had a lot of fun and got to see some exciting work!

    January 2018
  • Tyler Byrnes

    M Rooney is fantastic and runs a rad fest. Make this your Ontario underground premiere. The love on display for the weird, wacky, and wild is second to none. All the love for Videodrunk.

    December 2017
  • Ted Stenson

    Sadly haven't been able to attend but the communication has been great and the films selected always look interesting. Really hoping to make it out to a future edition! Highly recommended :)

    December 2017
  • Terence Cover

    I've yet to be able to attend but the fest has great communication and seems to have a great line-up every year in unique venues.

    April 2017
  • Ryan Wicks

    Wonderful programming great communication! a++

    December 2016
    Response from festival:

    Ryan's films..........will make your trip