2016 Award Winners Announced

The Toronto Short Film Festival returned to the Carlton Cinema, March 14-18 2016, seeing sold-out screenings and huge crowds of filmmakers and film fans. See our Facebook and Twitter for photos!

The full list of screenings can be found on the 2016 page.

2016 Award Winners

Best Drama Short – Gas and Wine Taste the Same (Emmanuelle Lacombe)
Best Comedy Short – Guess Who’s Not coming to Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner? (Adam King)
Best Documentary Short - Eastern (Luke Galati)

Best Experimental Short – Printed Memories (Javier Ramirez)
Best Horror Short - Cold One Night (Brendan Jones)
Best Sci-Fi Short – S.A.M. (Hector Carreon)

Best Animated Short - Straw (Jacob Godel)
Best Short Short – The Tease (Nikki Saltz, Vikki Blows)
Best Music Video – The Hammer Band: Music Child (Francis Luta)

Audience Award – Hang ‘Em High (Evan Ottoni)
Best Local Film – Please Excuse My Accent (Kerri Seymour)

Toronto poster

Toronto Short will return to the Carlton Cinema in 2017. Submissions will soon be open: please follow our Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Please see the 2015 page for the list of 2015 screenings and award winners.


We work to make the Toronto Short Film Festival one of the best places in North America for short filmmakers to screen and be seen. Showcasing the best of international short films, the festival is offers Toronto cinephiles an extraordinary chance to catch the latest trends in cutting edge filmmaking.

Hosting filmmakers from many countries in one of the world’s great film cities makes for an amazing festival full of talent, enthusiasm, and dozens of fabulous films.