Show us your best in the world of Genre cinema.
New to the Toronto indie scene, HYBRID GENRE loves genre cinema and aims to recognize and celebrate filmmakers who have poured their heart, passion, and incredible skill into their projects. We are a festival that selects and screens a range of genres, from science fiction to animation, from horror to historical, and all the brilliance that lies in-between. Part of an alliance of indie festivals around the world, this is a great opportunity to get your work seen both in Canada and globally.
Official selections of our festival are screened each year at trendy event spaces in downtown Toronto. Filmmakers are encouraged to join us at these events for Q&As, an awards presentation, and an opportunity to mingle with an enthusiastic audience.
In addition to screening opportunities, films that are selected for HYBRID GENRE have the opportunity to win a variety of awards, accolades, distribution opportunities, and prizes (see below). Our awards are IMDb certified!
We welcome films from all over the world, and of all genres. We screen shorts, webseries, and features. We also have a SCREENPLAY COMPETITION, expertly curated by industry professionals.
Submit your film to HYBRID GENRE and join an amazing community of genre-bending filmmakers and film-lovers.
Films submitted to our festival are eligible for a variety of awards and prizes. Each award-winner receives a laurel, and those who attend our in-person screenings are presented with a certificate for their achievement. We also offer a variety of prizes - depending on the month - including local sponsorships for rental gear, products and subscriptions, as well as film distribution opportunities.
We're an award-laden festival with awards including:
Best of Content:
Best of style:
Meilleur Film Français
Best Indigenous Film
Best Canadian Film
Best of Horror Showcase
HYBRID GENRE CANADA – Terms and conditions:
Please note: The following points are just a summary of the most important points from our terms and conditions and not legally valid. To see our full and legally valid terms and conditions please refer to our website: https://hybrid-genre.com/
1.) You own all the necessary rights of your submission project and your project was created by yourself.
2.) You can submit as many projects as you would like to while you have to pay a fee for each submission. These fees are not refundable.
3.) Your submission must not violate any laws of any country.
4.) Submissions begin being accepted on Jan 07, 2019.
5.) Your project must be submitted via FilmFreeway
6.) Festival of Time film festival may use your project or extraction of your projects to promote the festival in print and digital formats as well as create a monetised viewable collection ‘best in show’ or within a genre collection screener. This collection is mainly used for VIP members of the public. If the project is shown in this collection you have no entitlement to any remuneration as a result of the revenues associated with this collection.
See our website for the full Terms and Conditions.