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2014 Film Submissions Info - Start Your Entry Here!

WELCOME FILMMAKERS!  

**PLEASE NOTE:  2014 FILM ENTRY DEADLINES: JUN 27 (EARLY), JULY 11 (REGULAR), JULY 25 (FINAL), AUG 8 (WAB EXCLUSIVE EXTENDED), 11.59 PM PST ON EACH DATE** 

Welcome to the 2014 Film Submissions Page of Toronto After Dark Film Festival, one of the world’s leading showcases of thrilling cinema! Our 9th Annual Call for Entries is Now Open! We pride ourselves on discovering and promoting all forms of international and independent thrilling genre cinema including horror, sci-fi, fantasy, animation, crime, action, suspense, thriller, documentary, music videos and cult/bizarre films, both in short form and feature-length.

A TERRIFIC AUDIENCE AWAITS YOUR FILM!

This year Toronto After Dark runs for nine nights, October 16-24, 2014 and will screen almost 50 films, including both shorts and features. Our Festival is uniquely run by film fans for film fans and enjoys incredible loyalty and support from the large film-appreciating community in Toronto. Last year,  Toronto After Dark was attended by over 10,000 enthusiastic genre film fans and over 100 members of the film press and industry. Filmmakers were delighted in the fantastic response that included a record number of overwhelmingly positive reviews, and distribution deals! If you want to know more about Toronto After Dark’s filmmaker-friendly reputation, please visit our About Us for Filmmakers Page

GENRE ELIGIBILITY

Toronto After Dark Film Festival seeks independent feature-length and short films from around the world in any of the following main genre groups:

  • Horror, Supernatural
  • Sci-Fi, Fantasy
  • Animation
  • Crime,  Action, Thriller, Suspense
  • Cult, Bizarre, Genre-defying, Experimental
  • Documentaries, with a genre-related or cult/bizarre subject matter
  • Music Videos, with a genre-related or cult/bizarre aesthetic

SHORT FILM ELIGIBILITY:

  • Completed after January 1st, 2012
  • Run time of between 1 and 59 minutes
  • Not previously submitted to the festival
  • Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English

FEATURE FILM ELIGIBILITY:

  • Completed after January 1st, 2012
  • Run time of 60 minutes or longer
  • Screening at our festival would be its Toronto Premiere (only applies to feature films)
  • Must not have played in Canada on TV/cable/satellite, nor be available on DVD/Blu-Ray in Canada, nor available publicly online (only applies to feature films)
  • Not previously submitted to the festival
  • Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English

2014 SUBMISSION DEADLINES:

Please submit early to save on our submission fees.  Your online screener must be ready for viewing or your mail-in DVD must be sent into us, postmarked by the following dates to meet the respective deadline:

  • JUNE 27: Early Deadline
  • JULY 11: Regular Deadline
  • JULY 25: Final Deadline
  • AUG 8: Extended Deadline (Exclusive to Withoutabox Users)

  (submissions for each deadline, accepted until 11.59pm PST)

READY TO SUBMIT?

Assuming your film meets these requirements, please click on the applicable link below, to begin your submission to the 2014 Toronto After Dark Film Festival:

1. FILM FREEWAY SUBMISSION

If you’re a user of the popular new film submission service Film Freeway or would like to register to become a user, in order to submit your film to us, click on the button below to go to the Film Freeway Toronto After Dark listing page where you can enter your film to our festival:

2. WITHOUTABOX SUBMISSION

If you’re a user of the popular film submission service Withoutabox or would like to register to become a user, in order to submit your film to us, click on the button below to log into Withoutabox and go to the Toronto After Dark listing page where you can enter your film to our festival:

3. DIRECT SUBMISSION

If you’re neither a Film Freeway or Withoutabox user, or would just prefer to submit DIRECTLY to Toronto After Dark, please go to our DIRECT SUBMISSION ENTRY page here.

QUESTIONS? CONCERNS? CONTACT US!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our submissions process, please do not hesitate to email us at:
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