Celebrate the very best of international short filmmaking at the Toronto Short Film Festival.

The Toronto Short Film Festival puts on a week of screenings and networking events providing ample opportunities for short filmmakers to showcase their achievements, learn from fellow filmmakers, and build contacts for future collaborations. The Festival also benefits from the vibrant Toronto filmmaking community.

The Toronto Short Film Festival runs every year in March at the Carlton Cinema in downtown Toronto.

Awards & Prizes

Awards are given in the following categories:
Best Drama Short
Best Comedy Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Horror Short
Best Sci-Fi Short
Best Short Short
Best Animated Short
Best Music Video

Rules & Terms

The Toronto Independent Film Festival is open to short films from any country which are under 50 minutes in length

The Toronto Short Film Festival accepts only digital submissions and we screen at the Carlton Cinema in downtown Toronto every March.

10 Reviews

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • false
    Han Zhang

    Very good film festival shows a lot of different shorts, really happy my film was selected. Hope to join the festival soon next time.

    March 2017
  • false
    Vrishub Merai

    Great people, Great films. tons of variety. highly recommend it.

    March 2017
  • false
    Katie Garibaldi

    I absolutely loved my whole experience with this festival! My music video "Delightful" was selected to screen, and Claire and Steve were awesome right from the very first email. Wonderful communication and support, and Steve was great in connecting me with other filmmakers at the festival. I was fortunate enough to attend my screening date and the networking was awesome. I met a ton of filmmakers and have since kept in touch. The theater was fantastic and very professional setup. 10 stars all around!

    March 2017
  • false
    Liz Taylor

    This is a wonderful festival held right in central Toronto. The theatre is a Toronto landmark, and I was so pleased to have our film screened here. The festival directors did a great job in organizing! I Highly Recommend It! :-)
    Xoxo
    Liz Taylor

    March 2017
  • false
    Maziyar Khatam

    Great festival and great people.

    March 2017