Film Submissions

The Toronto Film Week accepts all forms and genres: short films, medium length films, feature films, drama, experimental, comedy, horror, slow cinema, sci fi, fantasy, animation, documentary, ... Go to our Filmfreeway listing to enter your film.


SUBMISSIONS

The Toronto Film Week accept all forms and genres. All non-English language films must be subtitled in English. Entry, accept the 'guaranteed selection submissions', does not guarantee acceptance into the festival. Submissions WILL NOT be returned. We also accept submissions that have premiered elsewhere and that may have distribution agreements already in place. However, TV, theatrical, online video, other festival, or other distribution outlets that run concurrently or in the same month of the festival may not be eligible for screening. Rough cuts and incomplete projects are not accepted. Multiple entries are allowed, however a separate entry form must be submitted for each. The festival has the capability to screen BluRay and DVD.

EXHIBITION & SCREENING
Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of the Toronto Film Week. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, Toronto Film Week reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. Toronto Film Week will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling. No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection. If chosen as an official selection, Toronto Film Week is granted the permission to exhibit the film at the 2016 Toronto Film Week and all associated screenings. Location and timing of any screenings of the film shall be the sole decision of the organizers of the Toronto Film Week. Filmmakers will be solely responsible for all costs resulting from the submission of the film to the Festival including but not limited to postage or insurance of the film, and expenses of your staff or any representatives of the film. Producer will indemnify the organisers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.

LOSS OR DAMAGE
Although every precaution will be taken to prevent loss or damage to materials while in the possession of the festival, The Toronto Film Week is not responsible should any materials be damaged while in transit to or from, or while in the possession of the festival.

ENTRY LIABILITY
The filmmaker holds the Toronto Film Week, its management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from entry. The filmmaker certifies to have full rights. Producer will indemnify the organisers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.

Official Selection
Screening at The Fox
On Saturday, September 16
and Sunday, September 17 at 11AM

All screenings will take place at the Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4E 1G2, Canada on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17 starting at 11AM.

Soulfinger vs Goldfinger (United States) by Crazy Legs Conti

It's an epic battle between Soulfinger (Denzel Washington) and Goldfinger (Al Pacino.)
Underground Film
Duration: 00:01:58
Screening at The Fox on Saturday, September 16 at 11AM (admission free of charge)

Save (Spain) by Iván Sáinz-Pardo

A baby breaks the silence.
Narrative Short Film
Duration: 00:03:54
Screening at The Fox on Saturday, September 16 at 11AM (admission free of charge)

Sit Down, Rise Up. (Canada) by Paul Daniel Torres

Sit Down, Rise Up, is a visual exploration of the struggle between individualism vs. established social norms. It delves into the importance of social unity and sacrifice when it comes to rebellion, all through the use of music and percussion.
Canadian Cinema Now
Duration: 00:04:33
Screening at The Fox on Saturday, September 16 at 11AM (admission free of charge)

One Giant Leap (Canada) by Paul Scott

Canadian Cinema Now
Duration: 00:00:57
Screening at The Fox on Saturday, September 16 at 11AM (admission free of charge)

Allergy (Colombia) by Juan Manuel Galvis

A fat men is immersed in a industrial defragmentation of his body. He reacts in a mystical way after meeting and african wizard. A ritual full of dance, smoke and strange symbols, help him to find the cause of his allergy, and let him see the insects that the fan blows on the air suffocating his lungs and dividing his body in pieces.
Animated Short Film
Duration: 00:04:28
Screening at The Fox on Saturday, September 16 at 11AM (admission free of charge)

Mono Generation (United States) by Keil Troisi

In 2005, Lena Dunham starred in a short video by Keil Troisi and A.W. Strouse. Endless problems plagued production—from the scatterbrained script, to the cast’s dorm-room partying, to Strouse’s seedy romance with Dunham. Eleven years later, Troisi and Strouse have reunited to spawn “Mono Generation.” This poetic short documentary reframes their original footage into a nostalgic commentary about celebrity, the War on Terror, and mononucleosis.
Documentary Short Film
Duration: 00:03:45
Screening at The Fox on Saturday, September 16 at 11AM (admission free of charge)

Just a Minute (Canada) by Allison Beda

Just A Minute is the 'dance' of a woman (Jennifer Clarke) stuck in the rat race of urban existence. The short celebrates the beauty of the mundane and explores the importance of reflection and pause.
Canadian Cinema Now
Duration: 00:01:00
Screening at The Fox on Saturday, September 16 at 11AM (admission free of charge)

Alex (United States) by Brian Inocencio, Nottapon Boonprakob

After a near fatal car accident, Alex’s life completely changed. This is a conversation between Alex and his mother Janet.
Documentary Short Film
Duration: 00:09:32
Screening at The Fox on Saturday, September 16 at 11AM (admission free of charge)

Death Barrel (Canada) by Stefan Luciani

An elderly woman goes to extraordinary lengths to protect her garden.
Canadian Cinema Now
Duration: 00:06:55
Screening at The Fox on Saturday, September 16 at 11AM (admission free of charge)

The pencil (Switzerland) by Basile Vuillemin

An unsharp pencil, it's very annoying.
Narrative Short Film
Duration: 00:00:30
Screening at The Fox on Saturday, September 16 at 11AM (admission free of charge)

Tone (Canada) by John Graham

A hypnotic dance of transformation in a metaphorical forest.
Experimental Film
Duration: 00:02:00
Screening at The Fox on Saturday, September 16 at 11AM (admission free of charge)

I Walk to Match Your Speed (Canada) by Rojin Shafiei

The video's concept is based on memories, dreams, repetition and the moments from the past we have conflicts with and we cannot get rid of them.
Canadian Cinema Now
Duration: 00:02:39
Screening at The Fox on Saturday, September 16 at 11AM (admission free of charge)

Ha/Yes (Canada) by Steven Hagyard
The film is about the universal connection of humans when we are barraged with a high volume of information and how we respond which is usually with a one word dismissive answer. this film explores that with something inhuman coming into contact with a human experience.
Canadian Cinema Now
Duration: 00:01:11
Screening at The Fox on Saturday, September 16 at 11AM (admission free of charge)

No Lemon Policy (Canada) by Nicholas Facchini

A man copes with guilt the only way he knows how: heroin.
Canadian Cinema Now
Duration: 00:02:51
Screening at The Fox on Saturday, September 16 at 11AM (admission free of charge)

Ophelia (United States) by Jamie Sims

What happens when grief becomes the third party in a relationship? What exists in the silence of the silent partner when the other descends into self-destruction? OPHELIA attempts to sound that depth by refocussing a classic story of mourning and madness through the lens of Shakespeare’s unsolvable puzzle - the inexplicable Ophelia. With her as witness, we experience Hamlet’s chaos, and perhaps come to know her own turmoil, as well. Can love serve as a life raft for her partner in distress, or will she be pulled under by it?
Narrative Short Film
Duration: 00:11:00
Screening at The Fox on Saturday, September 16 at 11AM (admission free of charge)

Daddy Loves You (Finland) by Ninni Rokosa

A documentary film about a Finnish professional boxer, who aims for the top while struggling with the shadows of his own life.
Documentary Feature Film
Duration: 00:56:25
Screening at The Fox on Saturday, September 16 at 11AM (admission free of charge)

Breaker (Japan) by Philippe McKie

In tomorrow's Tokyo, the technologically-enhanced body of a young mercenary hacker is overrun by a sentient data weapon. Wanted, the parasitic A.I becomes her only ally as she is chased across the city by those seeking to salvage it.
Narrative Short Film, Canadian Cinema Now
Duration: 00:10:43
Screening at The Fox on Sunday, September 17 at 11AM (admission free of charge)

Untie (Netherlands) by Charlene van Kasteren, Guust Mulder

A Chinese man is desperately trying to relive his memories by writing them down. But just like his memories, the water he uses to write down his loss, vaporizes in front of his eyes.
Narrative Short Film
Duration: 00:02:34
Screening at The Fox on Sunday, September 17 at 11AM (admission free of charge)

Bosniak (Canada) by Kejd Kuqo

A young girl is forced to the limits of her humanity in order to survive the Bosnian War.
Canadian Cinema Now
Duration: 00:15:00
Screening at The Fox on Sunday, September 17 at 11AM (admission free of charge)

Big Eyes, Sharp Teeth (Canada) by Paul Scott

A worried man attacks a monster.
Canadian Cinema Now
Duration: 00:00:18
Screening at The Fox on Sunday, September 17 at 11AM (admission free of charge)

Gretchen at the spinning wheel (Austria) by Magdalena Chmielewska

What is pure imagination and what reality? Magdalena Chmielewska’s dream-like portrayals Gretchen’s spinning and brooding in her love to Faust make it nearly impossible to differentiate. Her love is a constant toing and froing between pure passion and panic desperation, between slowing down and accelerating – the principle upon which Schubert’s masterpiece rests.
Experimental Film
Duration: 00:06:00
Screening at The Fox on Sunday, September 17 at 11AM (admission free of charge)

Banlieue War (Canada) by Audrey Chevrier

Thomas and Emilie skip school to pick up empty cans. At the request of their video games lover neighbor, they get a new mission : the delivery of an odd package without asking any questions.
Canadian Cinema Now
Duration: 00:12:12
Screening at The Fox on Sunday, September 17 at 11AM (admission free of charge)

Public Intimacy (Brazil) by Luciana Canton

Public Intimacy is a movie about how we deal with sexuality and love on public and private levels. The four stories of "Public Intimacy" deal with urgent and profound themes, like homofobia, prostitution, transsexuality and madness. "Public Intimacy" proposes a cinema that is focused on its characters. They struggle to become who they really are.
Narrative Feature Film
Duration: 01:10:26
Screening at The Fox on Sunday, September 17 at 11AM (admission free of charge)

The selected films will compete for the following awards:

Best Film
cash award of 500 CAD

Best Short Film
Best Narrative Feature Film
Best Documentary Feature Film
Best Animated Feature Film
Best Narrative Short Film
Best Documentary Short Film
Best Animated Short Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Music Video