Toronto Tamil International Film Festival (TTFF or TTIFF) is conducting a innovative international film festival and invites participation from aspiring and upcoming independent filmmakers. A unique film Festival, focusing on opportunity creation for global filmmakers.

[The purpose of Toronto Tamil film festival is to promote new movie makers, exchange of knowledge, information, ideas & culture between Tamil & other nations in context of their social and cultural ethos. TTIFF also promotes friendship and co-operation among people of the world through the medium of films & documentaries.]

Our festival supports independent cinema across formats and aims to showcase the best talent & cinema from across the globe.

Also, The Toronto Tamil Film Festival is an annual showcase of Tamil Cinema created by Tamils internationally. Films include short, feature, documentaries and Social & Music which explore the culture, history and tradition of Tamils. It is a unique festival to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in the Tamil film industry from Canada, USA, Europe, Asia and other parts of the world.

Created with a sole purpose to highlight its diverse population, rich tradition, struggles for democracy and equity, the Toronto Tamil Film Festival highlights outstanding work in the industry and celebrate it.

Reaching a potential audience of 500,000 Canadians of Tamil descent, as well as millions of Toronto-based movie lovers, TTFF (Toronto Tamil Film Festival) provides a unique cultural destination for Toronto and Ontario based ex-patriots to connect with the culture of home through the magic of cinema.

Toronto Tamil Film Festival (TTFF) is one of the most significant festival of Tamil films held anywhere outside of Indian subcontinent.

Our Vision:
“Bringing the World to Toronto, Canada through a shared passion for film and the power of storytelling.”

Our Mission
The Toronto Tamil Film Festival is dedicated to the discovery and promotion of Film Makers, Story tellers and Artists and sharing with audiences. Everyone has a story to tell, our goal is to inspire and encourage people to share their stories using the media of film and to create events that enable the sharing of those stories across communities and beyond.

Fund for 2 Feature Film - $50,000.00 each
Fund for 5 Short Films (each) - $1,000.00 - $5,000.00
-(for start or Finish your projects and this (Fund) is not the prize. TTFF invest in your project)

The festival recognizes each participant for their time and effort to share their precious work with us. We would honour all the participants with a well-designed certificate to memorise their participation.

All winners will receive trophy & certificates & Cash Prizes.

🏆 Viewers' Choice Awards:

1. Best Supporting Actor, Female
2. Best Supporting Actor, Male
3. Best Actor, Female
4. Best Actor, Male
5. Best Actor in Negative Role
6. Best Film

🏆 Jury Awards:

Best Feature Film
Best Director – Feature Film
Best Actor Male – Feature Film
Best Actor Female – Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Documentary
Best Director – Short Film [Male & Female]
Best Actor Male – Short Film
Best Actor Female – Short Film
Best Tiny Film

🏆 Other Awards for Documentary:
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Story
Best Music

🏆 International Short Films
-( Cash prizes + trophy & certificates)
Short Film Jury Award

🏆 Other Awards for Album song:
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Story
Best Music
Best Choreography
Best Singer Male
Best Singer Female
Best Actor
Beat Actress

Submission Guidelines:

1. All films should be independently produced. Films which have been produced independently & acquired by digital platforms are also eligible for submission.

2. Films completed on or after 1st Jan 2016 are eligible for submission.

3. Toronto Tamil Film Festival accept all forms and genres. All non-English language films must be subtitled in English. (Tamil Films don't need Subtitled in any language)

4. Only HD format films are screen at festival.

5. Entry Fees - Each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee. All entry fees are non-refundable under all circumstances. Fees cover registration, registration notification, consideration by the programming department, and notification of the results. These fees may be paid by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or American Express).

6. Final status of the selected films-whether ‘in competition’ or ‘Out of competition’ will be notified by 01st of August ’2021. Selected films cannot be withdrawn once the festival programme is announced.

7. All decisions such as selections & awards by TTFF (Toronto Tamil International Film Festival) selection committee and Award jury will be final & binding upon the participants. TTFF is under no obligation to provide any feedback for selections, non-selections or awards.

8. Submitted films should not contain any content which violates/infringes copyright.

9. Any content that promotes racism, hatred amongst communities or religions, animal cruelty, and/or are religious/commercial propaganda films, will not be accepted.

12. TTFF reserves the rights to use the posters/video clippings/trailers of the selected films for promotions on social media and its partner platforms.

13. Selected films must provide all the required details of their films as per the format prescribed by TTFF including the digital copy of the film. Exact specifications will be communicated for all the selected films.

14. By submitting the film to TTFF, the applicant hereby confirms that he/she is the rightful owner of the film or has the right & authority to submit the film to TTFF for selection.

15. In case of films produced by a Film Institute, government agency, educational institute or any other organization, the applicant must provide written permission via mail (post selection) from the concerned authorities confirming the participation of the film in TTFF. Any kind of misrepresentation or failure to adhere to the norms of TTFF would lead to disqualification of the film.

16. The submitted film should not be under any kind of legal dispute.

Overall Rating
  • they conducted festival in covid time. they are doing wonderful work for young film makers

    October 2020
  • ShriRam Sachi

    This is Shriram Sachi and Im really thankful for the Toronto Tamil Film Festival for choosing my song Namakken Aararivu and awarding the peace song of the year. As per my knowledge the whole process was conducted very professionally and unbiasedly. It was a proudful moment for me to receive an award from Toronto tamil film festival. Hope to submit more songs and also to work in future with you.

    Yours thankfully
    Shriram Sachi

    October 2020
  • Arangkannal Raj

    மலேசிய நாட்டின் எளிய தோட்டத்து தமிழ் மக்களின் கதையை தாங்கி நிற்கும் தோட்டம் எனும் திரைப்படத்தை அங்கீகரித்து திரையிட்டமைக்கு விழா குழுவிற்கு மலேசியத் தமிழர்கள் சார்பில் நெஞ்சார்ந்த நன்றிகளை தெரிவித்து கொள்கிறோம்💐உலகத் தமிழர்களை ஒன்றிணைக்கும் இவ்விழா மேலும் வெற்றிகரமாக வலம் வர வாழ்த்துகள்💐

    October 2020
  • Nesan Creations

    Even though there is a lock down in place ! The Festival Authorities replied the queries & reverted back with photos of screening intact I won a Jury Award ! My friend film was part of the festival was impressed with their response ! It is worth participating ! They have promised to take us to the festival next year as things aren't right to travel due to Covid issue ! Thanks

    October 2020
  • Srivijay Ragavan

    கலைஞர்களை அங்கிகரிக்கவும், நல்ல படைப்புக்களை உருவாக்கவும் ஒரு களம். Toronto Tamil film festival - மனமார்ந்த நன்றிகள்.

    October 2020