2022 FILM SUBMISSIONS

BRIEF

Inviting all filmmakers to showcase their films with a connection to South Asian culture and identity. A select number of foreign films are considered under Beyond South Asia segment

Language and genre is not a criteria

IFFSA Toronto is Academy Qualifying! i.e. Eligible for Canadian Screen Awards by Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.


DEADLINES

Regular Deadline: May 10, 2022

Late Deadline: May 31, 2022


CATEGORIES

FEATURE FILM: Films 60+ minutes long are showcased under competition section.

FEATURETTE FILM: Films 15 to 30 minutes long are showcased under competition section.

SHORT FILM: Films up to 15 minutes are showcased under competition section. 

DOCUMENTARY FILM: Films of feature, featurette, or short length are showcased under non-competition section..

SOCIAL IMPACT FILM: Films of feature, featurette, or short length on mental health, autism and environment are showcased under competition section.

MUSIC FILM: Films up to 5 minutes are showcased under non-competition section. 


PREMIERE STATUS

Film MUST be at least a Canadian premiere. If your film has screened at any other film festival in Canada, been released on DVD, broadcasted on television or the internet, or had a ticketed theatrical exhibition anywhere in Canada, it is not eligible. Send a note to the festival to seek clarification or request waiver under exceptional circumstances.


AWARDS & PRIZES

Best Feature Film

Best Director – Feature Film

Best Actor Male – Feature Film

Best Actor Female – Feature Film

Best Short Film / Featurette [International] / [Canadian]

Best Director – Short Film / Featurette [International] / [Canadian]

Best Actor Male – Short Film / Featurette [International] / [Canadian]

Best Actor Female – Short Film / Featurette [International] / [Canadian]


SUBMISSION STEPS

  1. Read carefully our requirements, rules & regulations  online at IFFSA FilmFreeway Page
  2. Fill out online entry form and pay required fees at IFFSA FilmFreeway Page
  3. Send the film as per instructions given at IFFSA FilmFreeway Page


FILM INQUIRY CONTACT

films@iffsatoronto.com