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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. […]

2022 Festival Awards

Our fifth annual festival was held last month, in-person here in Toronto and virtually once again across Canada. I’m so grateful to our staff, volunteers, audience, and especially to our filmmakers, and I want to recognize those films awarded by our juries and audience. Thank you to all our jury members for their hard work […]

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 […]

Announcing Our 2022 Animation Jury

I’m excited to share with you our 2022 animation jury. We’re so thankful to have their participation this year. Laura Kim Laura Kim has always had a passion for art in many of its forms: poetry, film, music, and photography. Her artistic contributions range from published poems to serving on the JAYU film festival’s jury. […]

Announcing Our 2022 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! Lydia Matata Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Lydia Matata is a writer on the series Country Queen, streaming on Netflix and Igiza, on Showmax. Her short film Sungura […]

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 […]

Announcing Our 2022 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: […]