44th Annual

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

September 05, 2019 to September 15, 2019

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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Canadian Features | Longs Métrages Canadien
Feature films with runtimes of 50 minutes or longer, directed by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and produced or co-produced in Canada. Please ensure you list director citizenship in Withoutabox.com submission.

Note: TIFF prefers that all feature films presented are, at minimum, North American premieres. We will accept submissions that have already premiered in North America, but the film’s premiere status will be taken into consideration when final programming decisions are made.

Midnight Madness: If the Applicant wishes for the Film to be considered for inclusion in the Midnight Madness programme, the applicant should indicate this in the cover letter of the Withoutabox application.

Primetime & Wavelengths: TIFF does not accept unsolicited submissions to the Primetime and Wavelengths programmes. If the Applicant wishes for their Television Series or Film to be considered for inclusion in either the Primetime or Wavelengths programme, respectively, please email submissions@tiff.net, who will direct your inquiry to the relevant Festival programmer.

Canadian Documentary Features | Longs Métrages Documentaire Canadien
Documentary films with runtimes of 50 minutes or longer, directed by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and produced or co-produced in Canada. Please ensure you list director citizenship in Withoutabox.com submission.

Note: TIFF prefers that all feature films presented are, at minimum, North American premieres. We will accept submissions that have already premiered in North America, but the film’s premiere status will be taken into consideration when final programming decisions are made.

Primetime & Wavelengths: TIFF does not accept unsolicited submissions to the Primetime and Wavelengths programmes. If the Applicant wishes for their Television Series or Film to be considered for inclusion in either the Primetime or Wavelengths programme, respectively, please email submissions@tiff.net, who will direct your inquiry to the relevant Festival programmer.
Canadian Shorts | Courts Métrages Canadien
Canadian short films with runtimes of 49 minutes or less, directed by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and produced or co-produced in Canada. Please ensure you list director citizenship in Withoutabox.com submission.

TIFF prefers that all short films presented are, at minimum, North American premieres. We will accept submissions that have already premiered in North America, but the film’s premiere status will be taken into consideration when final programming decisions are made.

Primetime & Wavelengths: TIFF does not accept unsolicited submissions to the Primetime and Wavelengths programmes. If the Applicant wishes for their Television Series or Film to be considered for inclusion in either the Primetime or Wavelengths programme, respectively, please email submissions@tiff.net, who will direct your inquiry to the relevant Festival programmer.
International Features
Non-Canadian films with runtimes of 50 minutes or longer.

Note: TIFF prefers that all feature films presented are, at minimum, North American premieres. We will accept submissions that have already premiered in North America, but the film’s premiere status will be taken into consideration when final programming decisions are made.

Midnight Madness: If the Applicant wishes for the Film to be considered for inclusion in the Midnight Madness programme, the applicant should indicate this in the cover letter of the Withoutabox application.

Primetime & Wavelengths: TIFF does not accept unsolicited submissions to the Primetime and Wavelengths programmes. If the Applicant wishes for their Television Series or Film to be considered for inclusion in either the Primetime or Wavelengths programme, respectively, please email submissions@tiff.net, who will direct your inquiry to the relevant Festival programmer.
International Documentary Features
Non-Canadian documentary films with runtimes of 50 minutes or longer.

Note: TIFF prefers that all feature films presented are, at minimum, North American premieres. We will accept submissions that have already premiered in North America, but the film’s premiere status will be taken into consideration when final programming decisions are made.

Primetime & Wavelengths: TIFF does not accept unsolicited submissions to the Primetime and Wavelengths programmes. If the Applicant wishes for their Television Series or Film to be considered for inclusion in either the Primetime or Wavelengths programme, respectively, please email submissions@tiff.net, who will direct your inquiry to the relevant Festival programmer.
International Shorts
Non-Canadian films with runtimes of 49 minutes or less.

Note: TIFF prefers that all feature films presented are, at minimum, North American premieres. We will accept submissions that have already premiered in North America, but the film’s premiere status will be taken into consideration when final programming decisions are made.

Primetime & Wavelengths: TIFF does not accept unsolicited submissions to the Primetime and Wavelengths programmes. If the Applicant wishes for their Television Series or Film to be considered for inclusion in either the Primetime or Wavelengths programme, respectively, please email submissions@tiff.net, who will direct your inquiry to the relevant Festival programmer.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The principal objective of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is to promote and encourage awareness, appreciation and understanding of the art of cinema. Our mandate is to present the most outstanding films produced in every part of the world. Films are selected on the basis of quality and originality. Preference is given to premieres. The Festival also promotes contacts between industry professionals to assist in the development of the Canadian motion picture industry.





ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

GENERAL FESTIVAL INFORMATION

ABOUT TIFF
TIFF is a charitable cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival® in September; TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features five cinemas, major exhibitions, and learning and entertainment facilities; and the innovative national distribution programme Film Circuit. The organization generates an annual economic impact of $189 million CAD. TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by contributors including Founding Sponsor Bell, Major Supporters the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, the City of Toronto, the Reitman family (Ivan Reitman, Agi Mandel and Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation, and RBC. The Toronto International Film Festival is generously supported by Lead Sponsor Bell, Major Sponsors RBC, L’Oréal Paris, and Visa, and Major Supporters the Government of Ontario, Telefilm Canada, and the City of Toronto. For more information, visit tiff.net.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Toronto International Film Festival® ranks among the most prestigious international film festivals in the world. For 11 days, film lovers, filmmakers, industry professionals, and media watch the best in new cinema from established masters and new talent.

As one of the world’s most important cultural events, the Festival consistently strives to set the standard for excellence in film programming. Films are selected on the basis of quality and originality. Preference is given to premieres. The Festival also promotes contacts between industry professionals to assist in the development of the Canadian motion-picture industry.

The Festival also serves as a platform for Canada's artists to share their stories. Audacious in its selection and supported by the intelligence and breadth of its international audience, the Festival has become the landmark destination for the moving image and is forging ahead, seeking new ways to engineer creative and cultural discovery through film.

The level of engagement the Festival sustains from year to year is unique. Enthusiastic audiences and filmmakers are privy to unprecedented levels of access to one another as they exchange ideas about the art and business of filmmaking.

Up-and-coming Canadian filmmakers gain unparalleled insight into the workings of the international market. Media from around the globe converge on the Festival, creating buzz and stirring excitement over films and the talent behind them. Film buyers and other industry professionals, meanwhile, can choose from extensive additional screenings and specialized Industry programming that empowers them to make informed business decisions the for days and months ahead. The Festival also provides excellent resources and networking opportunities for film-industry professionals.

From the efficiency and dedication of the Festival’s staff and Volunteers to its vast contribution to the culture and economy of the City of Toronto, the Toronto International Film Festival has earned its long-standing reputation as a leader in the international film community.

THE NUMBERS

The Toronto International Film Festival
• presents one of the world's largest annual showcases of Canadian and
international cinema;
• presents at least two public and one Press & Industry (P&I) screening of every
invited film;
• welcomes over 652,000 attendees to Festival
• accredits over 5,500 Canadian and international industry delegates; and
• accredits over 1,300 Canadian and international media.

The 2018 Toronto International Film Festival
• received approximately 7,926 international and Canadian submissions and screened
254 feature films and 88 short films;
• had 13 programmes in which films from 83 countries were screened; and
• had a six-day Industry Conference with over 70 panels and over 250 speakers.

SUBMISSIONS DEADLINES & FEES

Category - Early Bird Submission Deadline & Fee, Standard Submission Deadline & Fee, and Late Submission Deadline & Fee:

Canadian Features |Longs Métrages Canadien
April 26, 2019 - $70.00
May 31, 2019 - $135.00
June 14, 2019 - $160.00

Canadian Documentary Features| Longs Métrages Documentaire Canadien
April 26, 2019 - $70.00
May 31, 2019 - $135.00
June 14, 2019 - $160.00

Canadian Shorts | Courts Métrages Canadien
April 26, 2019 - $35.00
May 31, 2019 - $65.00
June 14, 2019 - $105.00

International Features
April 26, 2019 - $100.00
May 31, 2019 - $135.00
June 14, 2019 - $160.00

International Documentary Features
April 26, 2019 - $100.00
May 31, 2019 - $135.00
June 14, 2019 - $160.00

International Shorts
April 26, 2019 - $65.00
May 31, 2019 - $95.00
June 14, 2019 - $105.00

NOTE: all fees are denoted in Canadian dollars.

SUBMISSIONS PROCESS
The submissions period for the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival opens February 11, 2019. All submissions to the Toronto International Film Festival must be made via Withoutabox (https://www.withoutabox.com/).

SCREENING FORMATS
All selected Films must be available to screen in DCP (Digital Cinema Package) by August 16, 2019. TIFF may (but is not required to) permit selected films within the Wavelengths and Cinematheque programmes to be screened in the following alternative formats: 35mm or 16mm. No format exceptions will be made for the Short Cuts programmes.

SCHEDULING
The scheduling of films is determined by the Festival. The International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) permits up to five screenings of invited films at the Toronto International Film Festival, including both public and P&I screenings. The Festival assumes your consent to up to five screenings unless we receive a written petition otherwise. The date(s), time(s), and location(s) of exhibitions of the films shall be at the sole discretion of the Festival.

SCREENING PROTOCOL
The Festival expects that the filmmaker and any other guests attending with the film will be present for, at minimum, the first two public screenings of the film for both the introduction and question-and-answer session.


















GENERAL RULES

TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR SUBMISSION OF FILMS THROUGH WITHOUTABOX.COM

I. APPLICATION OF THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS

(1) The following terms and conditions (the “Terms”) govern the submission of film (the “Film”) to Toronto International Film Festival Inc. (“TIFF”), through Withoutabox.com (“Withoutabox”) for consideration for the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival (the “Festival”). To the extent that this document is inconsistent with any other document prepared by TIFF or anyone else, this document will take precedence. Any questions about these Terms should be directed to submissions@tiff.net.

II. SUBMISSION AGREEMENT

(1) By submitting a Film to TIFF for Festival consideration, the submitter (the “Applicant”) represents that he or she has obtained consent from any and all owners, creators, writers, producers, and/or other authorized representatives of the Film whose consent is required to submit the Film to TIFF (the “Film Owners”) and screen the Film at the Festival, and has read, understood, and agreed to the Terms.
(2) TIFF may disqualify or reject, but is not required to do so, any submission that it determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, is not in compliance, in whole or in part, with these Terms, and may do so without refunding any or all submission fees paid by the Applicant or returning the Applicant’s submission.

III. SUBMISSION CATEGORIES AND ELIGIBILITY

(1) Films submitted to TIFF for Festival consideration under these Terms must be submitted in one of the categories set out below.
(2) Films that do not meet the eligibility requirements for any of the below categories should not be submitted and will not be considered by TIFF.
(3) For the purpose of the below categories, “Canadian” films are Films that were directed by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and list Canada as one of the countries of production. All other Films are considered “International” films.
(4) Submission categories:

Category Eligibility requirements:
Canadian Features | Longs Métrages Canadien - Canadian feature films with run times of 50 minutes or longer.
Canadian Documentary Features | Longs Métrages Documentaire Canadien - Canadian documentary feature films with run times of 50 minutes or longer.
Canadian Shorts | Courts Métrages Canadien - Canadian films with run times of 49 minutes or less.
International Features - International feature films with run times of 50 minutes or longer.
International Documentary Features - International documentary feature films with run times of 50 minutes or longer.
International Shorts - International films with run times of 49 minutes or less.

(5) The Festival is organized into a series of programmes, which are subject to change from year to year but might include, for example: Contemporary World Cinema, Gala Presentations, Midnight Madness, etc. TIFF may slot selected films into programmes at its sole and absolute discretion. More information about these programmes is available at tiff.net/tiff/?tab=about.
i. Midnight Madness: If the Applicant wishes for the Film to be considered for inclusion in the Midnight Madness programme, the applicant should indicate this in the cover letter of the Withoutabox application.
ii. Primetime & Wavelengths: TIFF does not accept unsolicited submissions to the Primetime and Wavelengths programmes. If the Applicant wishes for their Television Series or Film to be considered for inclusion in either the Primetime or Wavelengths programme, respectively, please email submissions@tiff.net, who will direct your inquiry to the relevant Festival programmer.

(6) TIFF prefers that all Short and Feature Films presented are, at minimum, North American premieres. TIFF will accept submissions that have already premiered in North America, but the film’s premiere status will be taken into consideration when final programming decisions are made.

(7) A Film will not be eligible for consideration and should not be submitted if:
a. the Film was completed prior to September 1, 2018; or
b. the Film was previously submitted to TIFF for Festival consideration; or
c. the Film had theatrical releases, been for sale on DVD/VOD, aired on television or been publicly posted online in North America;
d. TIFF reserves the right to rule, in its sole discretion, on cases and situations not foreseen by these Terms.

(8) All Feature and Short Films must be submitted as online screeners via Withoutabox (as described below). All selected Films must be available to screen in DCP (Digital Cinema Package) format by August 16, 2019. TIFF may, but is not required to, permit films within the Wavelengths and Cinematheque programmes to be screened in the following alternative formats: (i) 35mm or (ii) 16mm. No format exceptions will be made for the Short Cuts programme.

IV. PROCESS FOR SUBMISSION

Submission Procedure
(1) All Films submitted under these Terms must be submitted in accordance with the procedure outlined herein. TIFF may, but is not required to, disqualify or reject any Film that is not submitted in this way.
(2) To submit a Film for Festival consideration, an Applicant must: (a) complete the registration process at Withoutabox and pay the required fee as outlined in article V.(2) below, and (b) provide to TIFF an online screener via Withoutabox (for Feature Films and Short Films) for review by TIFF programming staff. TIFF does not accept submissions in any other manner or format, including: DVDs, content burned to Read/Write (RW) discs, Blu-ray discs, external online links, downloadable files, or trailers.
(3) Applicants should test their online screeners thoroughly before submitting them, and ensure their online screener remains active on Withoutabox until September 15, 2019. The Applicant has sole responsibility for ensuring that the submitted online screener plays in its entirety. The screener must contain English subtitles if the original language is not English. If TIFF is unable to view the online screener, TIFF may attempt, but is under no obligation, to contact the Applicant in order to obtain a replacement online screener.
(4) TIFF will not review multiple versions of a submitted Film. Only one version of the Film may be submitted. If multiple versions are submitted, TIFF will view only the version that was received first.
(5) Screeners will not be returned.
(6) TIFF is under no obligation to contact the submitting party and/or refund the submission fee should the Applicant not have adhered to the rules, set out in Articles I and IV herein.

V. SUBMISSION DEADLINES AND FEES

(1) In order to be eligible for consideration, submission screeners must be submitted online via Withoutabox, with Withoutabox registration completed and all fees paid, by the deadlines outlined below.
(2) Submission fees and deadlines for 2019 are as follows:

Category - Early Bird Submission Deadline & Fee, Standard Submission Deadline & Fee, and Late Submission Deadline & Fee

Canadian Features |Longs Métrages Canadien
April 26, 2019 - $70.00
May 31, 2019 - $135.00
June 14, 2019 - $160.00

Canadian Documentary Features| Longs Métrages Documentaire Canadien
April 26, 2019 - $70.00
May 31, 2019 - $135.00
June 14, 2019 - $160.00

Canadian Shorts | Courts Métrages Canadien
April 26, 2019 - $35.00
May 31, 2019 - $65.00
June 14, 2019 - $105.00

International Features
April 26, 2019 - $100.00
May 31, 2019 - $135.00
June 14, 2019 - $160.00

International Documentary Features
April 26, 2019 - $100.00
May 31, 2019 - $135.00
June 14, 2019 - $160.00

International Shorts
April 26, 2019 - $65.00
May 31, 2019 - $95.00
June 14, 2019 - $105.00

NOTE: all fees are denoted in Canadian dollars.


(3) TIFF may accept late submissions in its sole and absolute discretion, but an additional submission fee may apply (see V.(2)).

VI. SELECTION

(1) TIFF will consider for inclusion in the Festival all eligible films that have been submitted by the above deadline and in accordance with these Terms. TIFF reserves the right to consider for inclusion in the Festival, and include in the Festival, films received at any time and through any means, channel, or process, including means, channels, or processes other than those outlined in these Terms. Nothing in these Terms or otherwise requires TIFF to select for Festival inclusion any of the Films submitted through the process outlined in these Terms.
(2) All selection decisions are at the sole and absolute discretion of TIFF, and are final and unreviewable. TIFF is not required to provide any feedback, comments, or reasons, or any other information, regarding the selection or non-selection of any submitted Film or the process by which Films are or have been selected. TIFF is not responsible or liable for its selection decisions; for the contents of any internal comments or feedback regarding the Film that are or may be obtained from the Applicant or anyone else; for any communications by any representative of TIFF relating to the Film or the Festival selection process; for the manner in which the Film shall be, is, or was considered and reviewed; or for any failure on the part of the Festival to provide the Applicant or anyone else with information concerning TIFF’s consideration and/or review of the Film.
(3) TIFF will notify by August 23, 2019, all Applicants who have been selected to participate in the Festival. All Applicants who are not selected to participate in the Festival will be contacted by email on or around August 23, 2019. TIFF will contact Applicants using the contact information provided in the Withoutabox registration form. Applicants are responsible for providing correct and functional contact information. TIFF is not responsible for any failed attempts to contact Applicants using the contact information provided.

VII. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, LEGAL CLAIMS, AND INDEMNITIES

(1) By submitting the film to TIFF, the Applicant and Film Owners (the “Submitting Parties”) hereby warrant and represent that: (i) the Film is wholly original and is not copied from and does not include any other work that is the subject of copyright or other protection, unless such work is in the public domain or the Submitting Parties have obtained any and all consents, releases, licenses, and other authorizations or waivers of any kind necessary for the inclusion or reproduction of any person, character, location, thing, trade-mark, sound recording, musical composition, or other work in the Film; (ii) the Film does not defame any person or violate the common law or statutory rights, including, without limitation, the rights of privacy and publicity or any other right of any person; (iii) the Film is not the subject of litigation, nor any dispute which would give rise to litigation; (iv) there are no agreements, nor will there be any agreements made subsequent to the date of this Film submission, that would or could have the effect of impairing the Submitting Parties’ ability to provide the Film as contemplated herein, or otherwise conflict with any provision of these Terms; and (v) the Submitting Parties have the full right, power, and authority to submit the Film to TIFF for Festival consideration, and to grant all of the rights granted hereunder and in the Withoutabox registration form, and there is no obligation or disability which would in any way impair, restrict, or impede the Submitting Parties from fully performing all obligations pursuant to the submission and these Terms.
(2) The Submitting Parties agree to indemnify and hold harmless TIFF, its licensees, successors, and assigns, and its and their members, officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents, representatives, associates, and affiliates (each, a “Releasee”), from any claim, suit, action, or other proceeding brought against a Releasee and from any losses, costs, or damages, including the Releasee’s full legal fees and costs, which it may have suffered or incurred or may suffer or incur, directly or indirectly based on, in connection with, or arising from the use and exhibition of the Film submitted by the Applicant or the breach or alleged breach of any representation, warranty, or other agreement made by the Applicant in these Terms, or in the Applicant’s Withoutabox registration form.
(3) TIFF takes reasonable anti-piracy precautions. While in TIFF’s possession, all Films are securely stored and regularly inventoried. Access to Films is limited to TIFF staff who require access in order to screen and consider submissions. No duplication and loaning of Films is permitted. By submitting a Film to TIFF, the Submitting Parties hereby release the Releasees from any and all liability in the event of theft, unauthorized access, or copying, or any breach of copyright of the submitted Film while it is in TIFF’s possession.

VIII. OTHER

(1) TIFF reserves the right to rule, in its sole discretion, on cases and situations not foreseen by these Terms.




TERMS AND CONDITIONS

TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR SUBMISSION OF FILMS THROUGH WITHOUTABOX.COM

I. APPLICATION OF THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS

(1) The following terms and conditions (the “Terms”) govern the submission of film (the “Film”) to Toronto International Film Festival Inc. (“TIFF”), through Withoutabox.com (“Withoutabox”) for consideration for the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival (the “Festival”). To the extent that this document is inconsistent with any other document prepared by TIFF or anyone else, this document will take precedence. Any questions about these Terms should be directed to submissions@tiff.net.

II. SUBMISSION AGREEMENT

(1) By submitting a Film to TIFF for Festival consideration, the submitter (the “Applicant”) represents that he or she has obtained consent from any and all owners, creators, writers, producers, and/or other authorized representatives of the Film whose consent is required to submit the Film to TIFF (the “Film Owners”) and screen the Film at the Festival, and has read, understood, and agreed to the Terms.
(2) TIFF may disqualify or reject, but is not required to do so, any submission that it determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, is not in compliance, in whole or in part, with these Terms, and may do so without refunding any or all submission fees paid by the Applicant or returning the Applicant’s submission.

III. SUBMISSION CATEGORIES AND ELIGIBILITY

(1) Films submitted to TIFF for Festival consideration under these Terms must be submitted in one of the categories set out below.
(2) Films that do not meet the eligibility requirements for any of the below categories should not be submitted and will not be considered by TIFF.
(3) For the purpose of the below categories, “Canadian” films are Films that were directed by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and list Canada as one of the countries of production. All other Films are considered “International” films.
(4) Submission categories:

Category Eligibility requirements:
Canadian Features | Longs Métrages Canadien - Canadian feature films with run times of 50 minutes or longer.
Canadian Documentary Features | Longs Métrages Documentaire Canadien - Canadian documentary feature films with run times of 50 minutes or longer.
Canadian Shorts | Courts Métrages Canadien - Canadian films with run times of 49 minutes or less.
International Features - International feature films with run times of 50 minutes or longer.
International Documentary Features - International documentary feature films with run times of 50 minutes or longer.
International Shorts - International films with run times of 49 minutes or less.

(5) The Festival is organized into a series of programmes, which are subject to change from year to year but might include, for example: Contemporary World Cinema, Gala Presentations, Midnight Madness, etc. TIFF may slot selected films into programmes at its sole and absolute discretion. More information about these programmes is available at tiff.net/tiff/?tab=about.
i. Midnight Madness: If the Applicant wishes for the Film to be considered for inclusion in the Midnight Madness programme, the applicant should indicate this in the cover letter of the Withoutabox application.
ii. Primetime & Wavelengths: TIFF does not accept unsolicited submissions to the Primetime and Wavelengths programmes. If the Applicant wishes for their Television Series or Film to be considered for inclusion in either the Primetime or Wavelengths programme, respectively, please email submissions@tiff.net, who will direct your inquiry to the relevant Festival programmer.

(6) TIFF prefers that all Short and Feature Films presented are, at minimum, North American premieres. TIFF will accept submissions that have already premiered in North America, but the film’s premiere status will be taken into consideration when final programming decisions are made.

(7) A Film will not be eligible for consideration and should not be submitted if:
a. the Film was completed prior to September 1, 2018; or
b. the Film was previously submitted to TIFF for Festival consideration; or
c. the Film had theatrical releases, been for sale on DVD/VOD, aired on television or been publicly posted online in North America;
d. TIFF reserves the right to rule, in its sole discretion, on cases and situations not foreseen by these Terms.

(8) All Feature and Short Films must be submitted as online screeners via Withoutabox (as described below). All selected Films must be available to screen in DCP (Digital Cinema Package) format by August 16, 2019. TIFF may, but is not required to, permit films within the Wavelengths and Cinematheque programmes to be screened in the following alternative formats: (i) 35mm or (ii) 16mm. No format exceptions will be made for the Short Cuts programme.

IV. PROCESS FOR SUBMISSION

Submission Procedure
(1) All Films submitted under these Terms must be submitted in accordance with the procedure outlined herein. TIFF may, but is not required to, disqualify or reject any Film that is not submitted in this way.
(2) To submit a Film for Festival consideration, an Applicant must: (a) complete the registration process at Withoutabox and pay the required fee as outlined in article V.(2) below, and (b) provide to TIFF an online screener via Withoutabox (for Feature Films and Short Films) for review by TIFF programming staff. TIFF does not accept submissions in any other manner or format, including: DVDs, content burned to Read/Write (RW) discs, Blu-ray discs, external online links, downloadable files, or trailers.
(3) Applicants should test their online screeners thoroughly before submitting them, and ensure their online screener remains active on Withoutabox until September 15, 2019. The Applicant has sole responsibility for ensuring that the submitted online screener plays in its entirety. The screener must contain English subtitles if the original language is not English. If TIFF is unable to view the online screener, TIFF may attempt, but is under no obligation, to contact the Applicant in order to obtain a replacement online screener.
(4) TIFF will not review multiple versions of a submitted Film. Only one version of the Film may be submitted. If multiple versions are submitted, TIFF will view only the version that was received first.
(5) Screeners will not be returned.
(6) TIFF is under no obligation to contact the submitting party and/or refund the submission fee should the Applicant not have adhered to the rules, set out in Articles I and IV herein.

V. SUBMISSION DEADLINES AND FEES

(1) In order to be eligible for consideration, submission screeners must be submitted online via Withoutabox, with Withoutabox registration completed and all fees paid, by the deadlines outlined below.
(2) Submission fees and deadlines for 2019 are as follows:

Category - Early Bird Submission Deadline & Fee, Standard Submission Deadline & Fee, and Late Submission Deadline & Fee

Canadian Features |Longs Métrages Canadien
April 26, 2019 - $70.00
May 31, 2019 - $135.00
June 14, 2019 - $160.00

Canadian Documentary Features| Longs Métrages Documentaire Canadien
April 26, 2019 - $70.00
May 31, 2019 - $135.00
June 14, 2019 - $160.00

Canadian Shorts | Courts Métrages Canadien
April 26, 2019 - $35.00
May 31, 2019 - $65.00
June 14, 2019 - $105.00

International Features
April 26, 2019 - $100.00
May 31, 2019 - $135.00
June 14, 2019 - $160.00

International Documentary Features
April 26, 2019 - $100.00
May 31, 2019 - $135.00
June 14, 2019 - $160.00

International Shorts
April 26, 2019 - $65.00
May 31, 2019 - $95.00
June 14, 2019 - $105.00

NOTE: all fees are denoted in Canadian dollars.


(3) TIFF may accept late submissions in its sole and absolute discretion, but an additional submission fee may apply (see V.(2)).

VI. SELECTION

(1) TIFF will consider for inclusion in the Festival all eligible films that have been submitted by the above deadline and in accordance with these Terms. TIFF reserves the right to consider for inclusion in the Festival, and include in the Festival, films received at any time and through any means, channel, or process, including means, channels, or processes other than those outlined in these Terms. Nothing in these Terms or otherwise requires TIFF to select for Festival inclusion any of the Films submitted through the process outlined in these Terms.
(2) All selection decisions are at the sole and absolute discretion of TIFF, and are final and unreviewable. TIFF is not required to provide any feedback, comments, or reasons, or any other information, regarding the selection or non-selection of any submitted Film or the process by which Films are or have been selected. TIFF is not responsible or liable for its selection decisions; for the contents of any internal comments or feedback regarding the Film that are or may be obtained from the Applicant or anyone else; for any communications by any representative of TIFF relating to the Film or the Festival selection process; for the manner in which the Film shall be, is, or was considered and reviewed; or for any failure on the part of the Festival to provide the Applicant or anyone else with information concerning TIFF’s consideration and/or review of the Film.
(3) TIFF will notify by August 23, 2019, all Applicants who have been selected to participate in the Festival. All Applicants who are not selected to participate in the Festival will be contacted by email on or around August 23, 2019. TIFF will contact Applicants using the contact information provided in the Withoutabox registration form. Applicants are responsible for providing correct and functional contact information. TIFF is not responsible for any failed attempts to contact Applicants using the contact information provided.

VII. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, LEGAL CLAIMS, AND INDEMNITIES

(1) By submitting the film to TIFF, the Applicant and Film Owners (the “Submitting Parties”) hereby warrant and represent that: (i) the Film is wholly original and is not copied from and does not include any other work that is the subject of copyright or other protection, unless such work is in the public domain or the Submitting Parties have obtained any and all consents, releases, licenses, and other authorizations or waivers of any kind necessary for the inclusion or reproduction of any person, character, location, thing, trade-mark, sound recording, musical composition, or other work in the Film; (ii) the Film does not defame any person or violate the common law or statutory rights, including, without limitation, the rights of privacy and publicity or any other right of any person; (iii) the Film is not the subject of litigation, nor any dispute which would give rise to litigation; (iv) there are no agreements, nor will there be any agreements made subsequent to the date of this Film submission, that would or could have the effect of impairing the Submitting Parties’ ability to provide the Film as contemplated herein, or otherwise conflict with any provision of these Terms; and (v) the Submitting Parties have the full right, power, and authority to submit the Film to TIFF for Festival consideration, and to grant all of the rights granted hereunder and in the Withoutabox registration form, and there is no obligation or disability which would in any way impair, restrict, or impede the Submitting Parties from fully performing all obligations pursuant to the submission and these Terms.
(2) The Submitting Parties agree to indemnify and hold harmless TIFF, its licensees, successors, and assigns, and its and their members, officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents, representatives, associates, and affiliates (each, a “Releasee”), from any claim, suit, action, or other proceeding brought against a Releasee and from any losses, costs, or damages, including the Releasee’s full legal fees and costs, which it may have suffered or incurred or may suffer or incur, directly or indirectly based on, in connection with, or arising from the use and exhibition of the Film submitted by the Applicant or the breach or alleged breach of any representation, warranty, or other agreement made by the Applicant in these Terms, or in the Applicant’s Withoutabox registration form.
(3) TIFF takes reasonable anti-piracy precautions. While in TIFF’s possession, all Films are securely stored and regularly inventoried. Access to Films is limited to TIFF staff who require access in order to screen and consider submissions. No duplication and loaning of Films is permitted. By submitting a Film to TIFF, the Submitting Parties hereby release the Releasees from any and all liability in the event of theft, unauthorized access, or copying, or any breach of copyright of the submitted Film while it is in TIFF’s possession.

VIII. OTHER

(1) TIFF reserves the right to rule, in its sole discretion, on cases and situations not foreseen by these Terms.