Videodrunk is a small indie/underground/horror film festival that will be taking place in the Greater Toronto Area this Fall. 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.

For 2021 our current plan is to hold both a live event in the Oshawa area, pending health restrictions, and an digital mini-fest. This plan is subject to change.

Presented with the support of Exclaim! Media and Absolute Underground.

King Videor for Best of Fest (both for short and long form)
Canadian Film Prize
Pop Film Prize for Audience Favourite
Intertoto for Programmers' Pick of the Night/Block

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

Films 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 $5,000,000 (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. No Music Videos.

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.

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  • John Summerson

    Honestly, this is one of the most fun, well-curated, and entertaining film festivals in which I've had the privilege of being included. 10/10!

    December 2020
  • These guys are awesome. They're very responsive and put on a great fest! Definitely recommend.

    December 2020
  • S├ębastien Pesle

    I really wanted our movie to be selected to Videodrunk. Even with pandemy they found out how to make a great online festival. Programmation is awesomely crazy, they're nice and they're really communicating with us. So thank you for that !

    December 2020
  • Cameron Berkman

    Just an excellent festival. This COVID-version was my first year experiencing Videodrunk, and I really hope to be able to attend in person when it's possible.

    Great communication, organization, great selections and a really fun environment. Will submit everything I make in the future to this fest.

    December 2020
  • Josh Deane

    Even in the time of Covid--where everyone must stay home and attend film festivals online--this was a great fest to be a part of. The film selections were great, the festival leadership was wonderful, and communication was clear and useful. If you have a strange movie and don't know where to go with it, definitely check out Videodrunk!

    December 2020