12th Annual

TORONTO AFTER DARK: Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Film Festival

October 12, 2017 to October 20, 2017

 
Category

Feature Films

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
June 16, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Regular Deadline
June 30, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
Late Deadline
July 14, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00
Final Extended Deadline
July 28, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 85.00 80.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 30, 2017

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 60 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2015

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Toronto

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Other    
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  DCP

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE
The fans’ choice for best feature, as counted by typically over 3,000 audience votes at our festival. Three Levels are awarded: GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE for the top three rated feature films by fans.
Sponsor:Toronto After Dark

FANS CHOICE AWARDS - MULTIPLE CATEGORIES
Including: Best Film by Genre (Sci-Fi, Horror, Action) and other specialty categories including Best Cinematography, Editing and Writing

Category Rules

FEATURE FILMS – MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS - SUMMARY

1. Completed on or after January 1st, 2015. A Work-In-Progress / Rough Cut Film is also accepted for consideration.
2. Run time of 60 minutes or longer
3. Screening at our festival should be its Toronto Theatrical Premiere (only applies to feature films)
4. Must not have yet played in Canada on TV/Cable nor been released on Home Video/Streaming nor be available freely online (only applies to feature films) at time of submission.
5. Not previously submitted to the festival
6. Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English
7. Film is in at least one of the following genres:
- Horror, Supernatural
- Sci-Fi, Fantasy
- Animation
- Crime, Action, Thriller, Suspense
- Dark Comedy
- Cult, Bizarre, Genre-defying, Experimental
- Documentaries, with a genre-related or cult/bizarre subject matter
- Music Videos, with a genre-related or cult/bizarre aesthetic

PLEASE NOTE: ONLINE SCREENERS ONLY.

Toronto After Dark Film Festival ONLY accepts online film screeners. Also any applicable submission fees must also be paid online at time of your entry. We do not accept mail-in screeners or cheques. If you are using Withoutabox, please submit your film using their Secure Online Screener service, selecting their high quality HD streaming option (preferred).

2017 NOTIFICATION DEADLINES:

- BY END OF AUG, 2017: You will receive a notification by email, confirming that your submission has been made, and that it is being processed.

- BY END OF SEPT, 2017: You will receive a notification from us by email, informing you of our final selection decision, and if your film has been programmed for screening. If selected, other departments from our festival including Print Traffic and Guest Relations will also follow up with you around this time, to ensure that your screening at our festival this October is a huge success.

ANY QUESTIONS?
PLEASE E-MAIL OUR SUBMISSIONS DEPARTMENT AT ANYTIME:

submissions@torontoafterdark.com

We look Forward to Considering Your Entry

- Team After Dark