TIFF Guides You Through the Film Festival Submission Process in This Handy How-To Video

Video thumbnail for youtube video Submitting to Tiff - No Film SchoolIf 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.

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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.


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I live north of Toronto and CAN'T wait for TIFF again this year. If you've not been, just drive up, over or to Toronto. It's a great city and has really great and world class restaurants, accommodation and people. Hope you can come; hope you can submit your work.


March 26, 2014 at 7:28AM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM