10th Annual

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

October 15, 2015 to October 23, 2015

 
Category

Short Films

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
June 5, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
June 26, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Final Deadline
July 17, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
WAB Extended Deadline
July 31, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 55.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 30, 2015

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 30 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2013

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  Other - Digital

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
BLU-RAY
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
Media Files
  CD-ROM
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

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 INTERNATIONAL SHORT
The fans’ choice for best international short including U.S. shorts, as counted by audience votes. Three Levels are awarded: GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE for the top three rated International/U.S. shorts by fans.
Sponsor:Toronto After Dark Film Festival

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN SHORT
The fans choice for best Canadian (locally made) shorts as counted by votes at the festival. Three Levels are awarded: GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE for the top three rated Canadian shorts by fans.
Sponsor:Toronto After Dark Film Festival

Category Rules

SHORT FILMS - MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS - SUMMARY:

1. Completed on or after January 1st, 2013. Completed films as well as Works-In-Progress, Rough Cuts are accepted.
2. Run time of 29 minutes or less
3. Not previously submitted to the festival
4. Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English
6. Film is in at least one of the following genres:
- Horror, Supernatural
- Sci-Fi, Fantasy
- Animation
- Crime, Action, Thriller, Suspense
- Cult, Bizarre, Genre-defying, Experimental
- Music Video (with a genre connection)
- Documentary (with a genre connection)

PLEASE NOTE: ONLINE SCREENERS ONLY.
MAIL-IN SCREENERS NOT ACCEPTED

Please note: 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.

2015 NOTIFICATION DEADLINES:

- BY END OF AUG, 2015: You will receive a notification by email, confirming that your submission has been made, and that it is being processed.

- BY END OF SEPT, 2015: 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