Thursday, April 5, 2012

Call for submissions: 2012 Toronto Urban Film Festival

No talk, just TUFF.

The Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) returns for a sixth year of spectacular one-minute silent films. Forever the strong and silent type, TUFF takes place September 7 - 17, 2012, concurrent with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Named one of MovieMaker Magazine's "20 Coolest Film Festivals of 2010", TUFF is an 11-day long celebration of the art of the urban silent screen. TUFF films screen via the Pattison Onestop network of digital platform screens to over 1 million daily commuters who ride the Toronto subway system.

Filmmakers, video artists, and animators are invited to submit their work to TUFF beginning April 1, 2012 at

The festival accepts all genres of silent, one-minute film, video and animation that are of interest to a cosmopolitan audience.

Submission deadline is July 15, 2012. Submit free until May 31, 2012. As of June 1, 2012 a $20 fee will apply.

TUFF is open to Canadian and international artists, and awards thousands of dollars in cash and prizes.

Guest judge for the sixth annual Toronto Urban Film Festival is acclaimed documentary filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal ("Payback", "Manufactured Landscapes" "Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles")

TUFF is co-produced by Pattison Onestop and Art for Commuters.

Deadline: July 15, 2012
Free Submission: until May 31, 2012
Paid Submission: $20 CAD as of June 1, 2012

Films can be submitted online through the TUFF Website or visit for more details.

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