If you've never submitted to a film festival before, the idea can be a little daunting at first (though we've been covering them recently in the Menthol Micro-budget Case Study and Cannes Short Film Corner series of posts). Thankfully, the process has been getting much simpler, especially if you're submitting short films. Even so, having step-by-step instructions ensures that no mistakes are made, and the Toronto International Film Festival, whose submissions are now open for the September festival, has put together a video detailing exactly what needs to be done to submit to the fest.
Video is no longer available: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIDzgl-DNHQ
While this particular video is straight from the people at TIFF, many film festivals have identical submission procedures, so there is a very good chance any other festivals you submit to will want you to prepare your movies in a similar way.
If you'd actually like to submit to TIFF, check out the links below.