CHECK OUT OUR FILMMAKER SPOTLIGHT SERIES ON INSTAGRAM @couchfilmfestival, BEGINNING ON APRIL 12, 2021

JUNE 30 Live Screening date is CANCELLED due to COVID gathering restrictions in Toronto.

QUARANTINE CATEGORY GENRES for EACH REMAINING 2021 EDITION:
SUMMER 2021 - Drama /Romance
FALL 2021 - Sci-Fi / Fantasy /Supernatural
​WINTER 2021 - Action / Suspense / Thriller

1-10 Minutes Only
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COUCHFF is an IMDb-eligible quarterly event committed to highlighting and showcasing the very best films from around the globe. We welcome filmmakers to submit to our Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter Editions.

***WE ONLY SCREEN THE BEST FILM FINALISTS FOR EACH EDITION*** Semi-Finalists are eligible for awards but are NOT screened.

**FINAL DEADLINE for the WINTER EDITION: March 22, 2020**

Films so good we can't get off the couch!

We are ready to see films - great films that would knock our socks off.

We are ready to see some talent - exquisite talent that would make us laugh, make us cry, scare us or make us think.

We are ready to give awards - IMDb-eligible awards that recognize the best in many categories. This means that any nominations and awards you receive through our festival can be linked/added to your IMDb profile!

We are ready to screen the best of these films at the 401 Richmond Building in Toronto - and yes, THE SCREENING ROOM HAS A COUCH!

******OUR PARTNER FESTIVALS******
Continental Film Festival (IMDb-eligible awards)
FilmFreeway.com/ContinentalFF

Alternative Film Festival (IMDb-eligible awards)
FilmFreeway.com/AltFF

Minute Madness Toronto (60-seconds films only!)
FilmFreeway.com/MinuteMadnessTO

6ix Screams International Horror Film Festival (IMDb-eligible awards and horror films only!)
FilmFreeway.com/6ixScreams

300 Seconds Short Film Festival (IMDb-eligible awards and 5 minutes and under only!)
FilmFreeway.com/300SecSFF

ONLY ONE WILL BE CROWNED BEST FILM OF THE FESTIVAL PER EDITION

Each of our submission categories will receive awards in the BEST of each genre (animation, comedy, drama, experimental, fantasy, horror, mystery, period piece, romance, science fiction, suspense, thriller and others that may not fit in these.)

Award-winning filmmakers will be posted on our Filmmaker Spotlight series on Instagram beginning on April 12, 2021.

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All films submitted will be watched and judged by our committee of industry professionals.

NOT SELECTED - We thank you for submitting but your film was not selected at this time.
SEMI-FINALIST - Your film is eligible for a host of awards and will undergo a private jury screening. *You can list this as an IMDb nomination.
FINALIST - Your film scored among the top films, is eligible for awards and will be screened at our live event. *You can list this as an IMDb nomination.
AWARD WINNER - Your film has won an award and a PDF certificate and personalized laurel will be emailed to you. *You can list this as an IMDb win.

The Couch Film Festival (CouchFF) is a quarterly event celebrating great films from around the globe. Editions are held in September (FALL EDITION), December (WINTER EDITION), March (SPRING EDITION) and June (SUMMER EDITION).
Each edition screens the Finalists at a live event held at The Burroughes Building, Toronto.
CouchFF accepts films 120 minutes in length and under in narrative, experimental, documentary and animation styles.
CouchFF accepts the following genres: animation, comedy, drama, experimental, fantasy, horror, mystery, period piece, romance, science fiction, suspense, thriller and others that may not fit in these categories.
All entries must have an online screener via the FilmFreeway platform, Vimeo or YouTube.
All entries must be in English or have English subtitles.
All Semi-Finalists are eligible for awards but will not be screened at our live event. You can list this as an IMDb nomination.
All Finalists are guaranteed to be screened at our live event and are also eligible for awards. You can list this as an IMDb nomination.
A Winners' List will be posted on our website. You can list this as an IMDb win.
CouchFF does not pay screening fees for chosen films.
CouchFF submission fees are non-refundable. In the event of a withdrawal by the filmmaker, you may contact us to discuss your options at couchff@asianonamission.com.

Overall Rating
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  • Margaret Kane-Rowe

    A wonderful festival. Super communication. Thank you!!

    May 2021
  • Daniel Beals

    I'm beyond grateful to Couch FFF and its organizers for their hospitality. Despite not getting to host an in-person screening, they still made me feel like I was part of a community. I look forward to taking part in their fests for years to come. The win for Best Thriller sure didn't hurt. ;)

    May 2021
  • Ben Smith

    Thank you for our first award! Was a pleasure to be apart of this festival

    April 2021
  • Gabe Montero

    One of the best festivals I've ever submitted to! Once you submit, Couch Film Festival automatically puts your project in consideration for other categories like acting, directing, writing etc. (Most film festivals charge you extra if you would like to be considered for other awards). The communication is excellent and they are extremely helpful with getting laurels for you and helping you update imdb. Also, if you win they will showcase you on their social media.

    Highly recommend!

    April 2021
  • Luis Ferrer

    During the times of Covid-19, one of the most adapting film festivals. Couch Film Festival is amazing!

    April 2021