Toronto Shorts Fest


What filmmakers are saying.... 

I was blown away by the quality of all the shorts and felt honoured to be included with them. As filmmakers, it’s important for us to share our stories with an audience to complete the circle from story idea through production to screening. The Toronto Shorts International Film Festival was the perfect opportunity to bring my film to a captive audience, and I’m grateful for your support. You’re doing a great job of offering an important festival of films to the region. Keep up the good work!

Peter Szabo
“Light And Silence”

The STIR team really appreciated and enjoyed our Canadian premier at Toronto Shorts International Film Festival! We thought the programme was excellent; stimulating, provocative and with a great arc and we were thrilled to be a part of it. We’ve had interesting conversations all week about the programme with folks who came out for it and people enjoyed the films and the feeling of an event!
We are also really glad to have such a great shorts platform back in the city. 
Niara Modi


The 2016 Toronto Shorts International Film Festival official lineup featured 67 films from 11 countries celebrating short form content. 

Toronto Shorts displayed a wide spectrum of short films from around the world in genres ranging from animation, documentaries, dramas, comedy, sci-fi from experienced professionals to the finest student films. 

The 2016 special film programs offered up the a showcase featuring ‘Shame’ staring Tyrese Gibson & Jennifer Hudson, produced by Denzel Washington

Ad Industry's Best Storytellers - featuring shorts from the finest commercial production companies including O Positive Films, Giraldi Media, Folke Film, Partizan, The Mill, Somesuch and Toronto based Brought to You By. 

Animation featuring Disney Cartoon Cameraacclaimed film historian Leonard Maltin, tracks the history of animation cinematography through the eyes of Disney camera operators and technicians.

This year’s stars in shorts include John Malkovich (Hell), Lindsay Lohan (Till Human Voices Wake) and Canadian actor Enrico Colantoni (Recital). 


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