Toronto Shorts International Film Festival (12)


01 Jan 2024
Call for entries

29 Mar 2024
Early deadline

10 May 2024
Standard deadline

07 Jun 2024
Late deadline

05 Jul 2024
Extended deadline


20 Jul 2024
Notification date

22 Aug 2024
25 Aug 2024


317 Dundas St West,  M5T 1G4, Toronto, ON, Canada

Festival description
Short film festival 50'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2023
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  50'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 22 August 2024      Festival end: 25 August 2024

Celebrating 12 years the Toronto Shorts International Film Festival is the largest short film festival in Canada.

Toronto Shorts is a non-profit organization that provides a showcase for the best short films and its creators from around the world, annually in the heart of Toronto.

We feel that short-form cinema and its creators should have their own premier film festival in Toronto deserving similar recognition given to the feature film and its creators.

Toronto Shorts is where films from all genres intersect. The heart of the festival is the quality and scope of extraordinary film programming which consists of a wide spectrum of categories from high to low budget films under 45 minutes.

The festival has become a career stepping stone, establishing a tradition of discovering and promoting filmmakers who have gone on to be Academy Awards Nominees, including :

2021 Oscar Nominee 'The Present' by Farah Nabulsi
2019 Oscar Nominee ‘Weekends’ by Trevor Jimenez
2018 Oscar Nominees 'Watu Wote - All of Us' (Germany) and 'The Eleven O'Clock' (Australia)

Toronto stands as the largest media market in Canada, it boasts the world-renowned Royal Ontario Museum, the massive Art Gallery of Ontario, the Soulpepper Theatre Company, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and now includes a premier international short film festival.

We showcase the best short films and its filmmakers from around the world.

Best of the Festival
Best International
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Animation
Best Documentary
Best Experimental
Best Sci-Fi
Best Horror
Best Music Video
Best Web Series

If any award category does not meet the standard deemed award worthy by the judges, it’s possible there will be no award given in that category.


Films must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2023

All non-English films must have English sub-titles.

Works-in-progress will be considered, provided they will be completed prior to the festival.

You may submit more than one film, but you must complete a separate entry form and pay the entry fee for each film.

Film selection for the festival will be made by the screening committee.

All filmmakers will be notified via email of acceptance.



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