Celebrating our 5th anniversary and becoming one of FilmFreeway's TOP 100 Best Reviewed Festivals, we've discounted submissions across the board by $5!

Do YOU make Genre Films?
WE WANT TO PAY YOU in Cash and Prizes!

The Lost Episode Festival Toronto (LEFT) began as Canada's first fan film festival and has grown to also showcase screenings of independent feature films and shorts produced both locally and internationally by many talented and creative artists.

Our festival has been hosted by the historic 100 year old Bloor Hot Docs Cinema and the Carlton Cinema, both central figures in Toronto's booming film culture.

LEFT is a not-for-profit cultural organization, founded by veterans of the arts and film industry. Our staff have contributed to numerous award winning films that have screened at festivals globally.

Awards & Prizes

Last year LEFT awarded over $40,000 in cash, prizes, and artist fees.

Rules & Terms

RULES, TERMS, & CATEGORIES:

SHORT FILMS ... UNDER 40 minutes. *NO* Serious Drama, Political Film or Documentary. MUST be a genre film such as: Sci-fi, Horror, Cult, Dark Comedy, Action, Animation, B-Movie, Martial Arts, etc.

FEATURE FILMS ... OVER 40 minutes, minimum. *NO* Serious Drama, Political Film or Documentary. MUST be a genre film such as: Sci-fi, Horror, Cult, Dark Comedy, Action, Animation, B-Movie, Martial Arts, etc.

FAKE TRAILER/PARODY COMMERCIALS ... A FAKE trailer for a movie/show/product that doesn't exist, or a FAKE commercial. UNDER 5 minutes preferred. *NO* Serious Drama, Political Film or Documentary. MUST be a genre film such as: Sci-fi, Horror, Cult, Dark Comedy, Action, Animation, B-Movie, Martial Arts, etc.

PREFFERED CONTENT:
- Anyone from anywhere in the world can submit.
- We prefer if your film not currently available online.
- We do NOT require premiere status.
- We prefer content that was made in the past couple of years, or has not been seen in Canada yet. This is not a requirement, we have and will make exceptions.

Additional Details at: lostepisodefest.com

Feel free to email us if you have specific questions or need assistance.
help@lostepisodefest.com

14 Reviews

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    Ronny Carlsson

    Sad I could not make it, but was extremely happy to have my fake trailer playing at a festival with such high quality films! Very smooth and easy festival to deal with overall.

    September 2017
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    Morgan RAUSCENT

    Great festival/ Very nice team!

    December 2016
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    Timothy Nguyen

    We appreciate LEFT for screening our work! Great supportive team!

    December 2016
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    Alex Rodriguez

    Great fest, great people. LEFT helped us get our very first distribution deal. Thank you so much!

    December 2016
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    Don Markham

    After we got rejected by TIFF our team was crushed. Getting into LEFT was exactly what we needed to get back on track. THIS festival is strictly about the films and the fans, and none of that corporate bull. Thanks for screening us LEFT (and for the wicked three day party).

    December 2016