Open Call for One-minute Silent Films | Toronto Urban Film Festival | (Submission Fee)

tuff_2016Deadline: 15 July

One Minute. Ten Years. Endless Imagination.
Celebrating a decade of outstanding one-minute films from around the world, Toronto Urban Film Festival returns to Toronto subway platforms from September 10 – 18, 2016. For the price of a TTC token, a subway traveller becomes a movie goer, engaged by ultra-short films made for an urban public.
TUFF’s Call for Entries is now open to Canadian and international filmmakers.
TUFF accepts all genres of silent, one-minute film, video, and animation.

TUFF pays screening fees of $100 per film and selected entries are eligible for cash prizes and awards with a top cash prize of $3,000. 2016 prize sponsors include: Sony Creative Software; Toon Boom Animation; Red Giant Software; William F White International; WIFT-T; Hot Docs; Inside Out Festival; Spacing Magazine.

TUFF rolls out on September 11th and will be seen daily at five-minute intervals from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., on all subway platform screens across Toronto, entertaining an audience of over 1.2 million daily commuters.

TUFF are looking for film, video and animation that will engage an urban public. This means that submissions can have an urban theme, or just be of interest to an urban population.

Technical Details:
Length: 60 seconds (exactly!)
Audio: No audio (TTC screens do not support audio)
File Size: Under 200 MB in size (if uploading)
Accepted file extensions: mov, avi, mpg, mpeg, mp4, wmv, asf

For more technical details and to submit online visit:

Submission Fee: $20 CAD (approx. €14)

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