Call for Entry

47th Toronto International Film Festival – Call for Entry 2022

Dear Asian filmmakers, the Toronto International Film Festival is accepting short films until May 13, 2022 and feature films until May 20, 2022.

About the festival:
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 screening programme Film Circuit. The organization generates an estimated economic impact of $200 million CAD. TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by contributors including Founding Sponsor Bell and 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 and Visa, and Major Supporters the Government of Ontario, Telefilm Canada, and the City of Toronto.

General Rules:
– For the Canadian Features category, the festival accepts films with run times of 60 minutes or longer (including credits). Films in this category are directed by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and list Canada as one of the countries of production. Upon submission, Films must have a World, International or North American premiere status. Films must be completed on or after May 28, 2021.
– For the Canadian Documentary Features category, the festival accepts documentaries with run times of 60 minutes or longer (including credits). Films in this category are directed by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and list Canada as one of the countries of production. Upon submission, Films must have a World, International or North American premiere status. Films must be completed on or after May 28, 2021.
– For the Canadian Shorts category, the festival accepts all type of genders with run times of 40 minutes or less (including credits). Films in this category are directed by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and list Canada as one of the countries of production. Upon submission, Films must have a World, International or North American premiere status. Films must be completed on or after May 14, 2021.
– For the International Feature category, the festival accepts narrative films with run times of 60 minutes of longer (including credits). Upon submission, Films must have a World, International or North American premiere status. Films must be completed on or after May 28, 2021.
– For the International Documentary Features, the festival accepts documentaries with run times of 60 minutes of longer (including credits). Upon submission, Films must have a World, International or North American premiere status. Films must be completed on or after May 28, 2021.
– For the International Short Film category, the festival accepts all type of genders with run times of 40 minutes or less (including credits). Upon submission, Films must have a World, International or North American premiere status. Films must be completed on or after May 14, 2021.
– Upon submission, Films must have a World, International or North American premiere status. At our discretion, TIFF reserves the right to accept submissions with only a Canadian premiere status, but the Film’s premiere status will be taken into consideration when final programming decisions are made.
– All Films must be submitted as online screeners via FilmFreeway.
– All non-English-language films will be required to provide content with English subtitles.
– All English-language films will be required to have closed captions in English, providing a transcription of spoken dialogue and a description of audio cues.
– Experimental and short films that contain no Dialogue are required to have closed captions provided. Silent films require a closed caption stating that there is no audio.
Submission Fees and Deadlines:

Highlighted prices are for FilmFreeway Gold Members

Notification Date: August 19, 2022

We recommend filmmakers to read the FULL Rules & Regulations here: https://filmfreeway.com/TIFF

We remind readers that the 47th Toronto International Film Festival will take place from September 8 – 18, 2022.

To see other Calls please follow the next link: “Call For Entries”.

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