Submissions for 2021 are now open!

The 2021 Toronto Short Film Festival will have space for dozens of short films, music videos and short documentaries. The festival is open to any film in any genre under 50 minutes in length. The festival prioritizes low-budget films of independent spirit and exciting new talent.

Film submissions are preferred Film Freeway:

Note: we only accept digital submissions. We accept no hardcopy submissions. Use FilmFreeway’s in-build secure screeners, or link us to your film on Vimeo.

Deadlines: Early (ending November 13, 2020), Regular (ending December 11, 2020), Late (ending January 29, 2021).  Films are notified by March 1, 2021.
Fees for short films (between 5 and 30 minutes) are $30 early, $35 regular, $40 late.
Fees for short short films (under 5 minutes) and Music Videos are $25 early, $30 regular, $35 late.

Please send any related press materials, including electronic press kit, and photos to

The Toronto Short Film Festival is open to international short films in one of the following categories:
Best Short Film
Best Experimental Short Film
Best Short Documentary
Best Animated Short
Best Short Short Film
Best Sci-Fi Short Film
Best Horror Short Film
Best Music Video