Comedy Shorts: Audience Award Winner

Thanks to everyone who came out last night to our screening of comedy shorts. We’re happy to share that Long Branch won our Audience Award. Congratulations to filmmakers Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart, whose 2011 short film is still connecting with audiences. And thanks to Maz Khatam and Anya Chirkhova (Bump) and Ben Petrie and […]

Comedy Shorts: March 24 at the Carlton Cinemas

Join us on Friday March 24, 2023 at 7pm at the Carlton for a screening of comedy shorts! We’ve selected some of the funniest short films we’ve shown over the years and are bringing them back along with a few surprises just to make you laugh. We’ll also have a q&a with some of the filmmakers afterwards. […]

Free Panel: Saturday November 19th at 11am

Join us for a free panel on Saturday November 19th at 11am at Innis Town Hall. A group of film professionals moderated by TIFF’s Robyn Citizen will discuss the topic “So You’ve Made A (Short) Film, Now What?” The panel will be an hour long and there will be an opportunity for audience questions. We’re […]

CINSSU Free Friday

Thanks to our partners CINSSU (the Cinema Students Union) at the University of Toronto, both of our Friday screenings on November 18th are FREE to everyone! Both 7pm and 9pm screenings won’t cost you a thing! Please tell your friends and let’s have a full house for these great short films. See the Schedule and […]

Seed & Spark Workshops

We’re very pleased to be partnering with Seed & Spark this year to offer two virtual workshops to filmmakers. With the highest crowdfunding success rate in the world for movies and shows and loads of free resources, tools and education, Seed & Spark exists to help pioneering storytellers take control of their creative careers. These […]

Full 2022 Lineup Revealed

Here’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. I’m delighted to share the full lineup for our 2022 hybrid festival, which will be screened in-person at Innis Town Hall in Toronto from November 18-20, and online all across Canada from November 21-27 on the Eventive Virtual platform. Thanks are in order to our amazing programming […]

Festival Launch Party!

Join us on Thursday September 29th at 7pm at the Women’s Art Association of Canada (23 Prince Arthur Avenue) as we share details of our 2022 festival, returning from November 18-27. There will be a few selections screened, along with our new festival trailer. You will be able to buy merchandise and also to pick […]

Going Virtual For 2020!

Despite our fervent hopes, it doesn’t look like we’ll be back in cinemas by November, so we’ve made the decision to take our festival virtual for 2020. We’re not the first festival to make this decision, and that’s good news for several reasons. First of all, we’ve been fortunate to be working with a trusted […]

Sundance 2020: Day 13

Festival Director James McNally is attending this year’s Sundance Film Festival from January 21st to February 2nd. Festival Day 11 With all my work completed, this last day of Sundance always turns out to be the day I actually get to see movies, and this year was no different. I was up early and out […]