Comedy Shorts: Audience Award Winner

Thanks to everyone who came out last Friday night to our screening of comedy shorts. We’re happy to share that Thriving: A Dissociated Reverie won our Audience Award. Congratulations to filmmaker Nicole Bazuin, and thanks to her as well for attending the screening and participating in a great post-screening Q&A. We hope you’ll join us […]

Shorts Not Pants Film Festival 2023 Celebrates Record Attendance And Announces Film Awards

The Carlton Cinema played host to the 2023 edition of the Shorts Not Pants Film Festival, showcasing an eclectic mix of Canadian and international short films that captivated audiences and celebrated the art of concise storytelling. This year marked a significant milestone for the festival, witnessing a marked increase in attendance, affirming its growing popularity […]

Announcing Our 2023 Canadian Jury

I’m happy to share the members of our Canadian jury for 2023. Thanks to each one for their participation. Steve Gravestock Steve Gravestock worked at the Toronto International Film Festival from 1995 to 2023 in various capacities. From 2000 on,  he worked in TIFF’s programming department. He is best known for programming Canadian and Nordic […]

Announcing Our 2023 Animation Jury

I’m excited to share with you our 2023 animation jury. We’re so thankful to have their participation this year. Sol Friedman Sol Friedman is an award-winning writer, director and animator. His short films blend a variety of live-action and animation techniques, and have played at TIFF, Sundance, SXSW, Annecy and dozens of other international film […]

Announcing Our 2023 Documentary Jury

We are very happy to share that this group of documentary experts will be judging this year’s selection of documentary shorts. We are honoured to have their participation! Julian Carrington Julian Carrington is Managing Director of the Toronto-based Racial Equity Media Collective. He is also a programmer with the Planet In Focus Environmental Film Festival. […]

Early Bird Passes Now on Sale!

Passes for our 2023 festival, happening from November 17-19th at the Carlton Cinema in Toronto, are now on sale! And until the end of October, they are priced to sell! We’ve cut our regular price of $50 down to an amazing $35, but only for the next two weeks. Come and see 57 shorts with […]

Announcing Our 2023 Narrative Jury

I’m really excited to begin introducing our jury members this year. It’s such a joy to be able to connect with other film professionals to share and reward the great work of our filmmakers. I’m proud to introduce you to the fine group of people who will be judging our narrative short films this year: […]

Indigenous Shorts: Audience Award Winner

Thanks to everyone who came out to our screening of Indigenous short films. We’re happy to share that Joe Buggalo won our Audience Award. Congratulations to filmmaker Amar Chebib and to Joe Buffalo himself for sharing his incredible story with us. We hope you’ll join us again from November 17-19th  for our annual festival at the Carlton. […]

2023 Poster Premiere!

Hello, shorts lovers! I’m excited to reveal our 2023 festival poster, designed this year by local designer Baylee Bonnell. In addition to doing illustration and design, Baylee fronts the band Uncola. You can see more of her work at Instagram, where she is @cosmicbays. Watch out for our posters and postcards around the city this […]

Canadian Shorts: Audience Award Winner

The Colour of Your Lips

Thanks to everyone who came out last night to our screening of Canadian shorts. We’re happy to share that The Colour of Your Lips won our Audience Award. Congratulations to filmmaker Annick Blanc and to Travelling Distribution who allowed us to screen the film.  We hope you’ll join us again on September 29th  for another screening at […]