October 17-25, 2013 - 9 Nights Of Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Movies!

Festival Updates

AWARD WINNERS Announced for Toronto After Dark 2014!

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NOW ON! Join us for Thrills and Chills Each Night at the Scotiabank Theatre from Now til Fri Oct 24!

Toronto After Dark Film Fest 2014 is NOW ON! Join us at the Scotiabank Theatre, 259 Richmond Street West, each night from now until Fri, Oct 24, for screenings of amazing new Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Movies! A number of screenings have already sold out in advance, but you can always try for seats via the Rush Line which forms at the venue from 1 hour before each sold out screening. Check our schedule and grab advance tickets here: here.  See You After Dark!

Schedule and tickets now available to Toronto After Dark 2014!

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Toronto After Dark Film Fest 2014 - FINAL FILMS ANNOUNCED!

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Final Film Titles to be Announced Oct 1, Schedule & Tickets Available from Oct 3!

Please check back at the Toronto After Dark website later this week as we announce our Final Wave of Film Titles on Wed, Oct 1 , and then our complete Festival Schedule and Box Office Live with Single Tickets on sale from Fri, Oct 3.

Toronto After Dark Film Fest 2014 - FIRST 10 FILMS ANNOUNCED!

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2014 ALL-ACCESS Passes Now On Advance Sale! Oct 5 Update: Now over 95% Sold Out!

Toronto After Dark’s fan-favourite ALL-ACCESS PASSES are now on sale to our 9th Annual Horror, Sc-Fi, Action & Cult Film Festival, which runs nine thrilling nights, this Oct 16-24, 2014 at the Scotiabank Theatre in downtown Toronto! Enjoy the entire festival in style with maximum savings and convenience this year! But Hurry: If you’re interested in getting a Pass, please be aware, only 200 are available and they sell out each year. To find out why they’re so popular with fans and buy yours now, click here.

Record 850+ Films Submitted to Toronto After Dark 2014! Official Titles to be Announced by End Sept.

Toronto After Dark’s 2014 Call for Film Entries final deadline has now passed, and we would like to thank a record over 850 filmmakers from around the world who chose to submit their works for programming consideration by our festival this year. All films are now being reviewed. If you submitted a film to Toronto After Dark 2014 and waiting for an update from us, or are interested in submitting to our event next year, please check our Submissions Page for key info and dates. All titles will be announced by the end of September, 2014.

Toronto After Dark returns this Oct 16-24, 2014 to Scotiabank Theatre for 9th Thrilling Edition!

Toronto After Dark Film Festival is thrilled to confirm the dates and venue for our 9th Annual Exciting Cinematic Showcase!  Join us this Oct 16-24, 2014 as we once again rock the heart of Downtown Toronto at the Scotiabank Theatre with 9 Amazing Nights of outstanding new Horror, Sci-Fi, Action and Cult Movies! Stay tuned for more updates coming very soon.  Filmmakers:  to find out how to enter your films into this year’s event,  please visit our Film Submissions Page.

Toronto After Dark Wraps Up 2013, Another Year of Amazing Cinematic Thrills!

DECEMBER 10, 2013:  That’s a Wrap! Toronto After Dark Film Festival wrapped up its thrilling 8th Annual showcase of new Horror, Sci-Fi, Action and Cult Movies at its exciting new venue, the Scotiabank Theatre, with over 10,000 enthusiastic attendees taking in screenings and events over nine amazing nights, Oct 17-25 , in the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada!


Highlights of Toronto After Dark 2013 included numerous sell out screenings, including Festival Opener the Cannes and Sundance hit horror sensation, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, lots of zombie-themed fun at the theatre for the festival’s ever-popular Zombie Appreciation Night, Big Foot on stage with filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwaite for WILLOW CREEK, a fantastic new exclusive KING KONG inspired Festival t-shirt design from award-winning artist Ghoulish Gary Pullin, the festival’s first-ever Mascot TADDY Bear, given away to a lucky fan after the fest, plus some Fun 8th Anniversary Bumpers played in front of all the films, made by festival alumni filmmakers! 

For a look back at the complete lineup of films that screened visit the Festival Schedule.  Relive the festival by seeing all the pictures taken at the 2013 event at our 2013 Facebook Albums Page. To see all the 2013 film trailers, including the Festival’s 1-Minute Sizzle Reel trailer, check out our YouTube Playlist below:


Post-apocalyptic indie zombie road trip movie THE BATTERY may have had a small budget but it won audiences over big time at Toronto After Dark 2013 to win the festival’s Top Prize, the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film, GOLD.  In the Specialty Categories,  THE BATTERY also scored wins for BEST SCREENPLAY, BEST MUSIC and BEST POSTER. But the biggest specialty winner was Indian housefly revenge movie EEGA which was left buzzing after winning a festival record 9 Awards from fans including BEST ACTION, BEST COMEDY and MOST ORIGINAL FILM.  For the complete list of award winners, including Best Short Films and other Specialty Category Winners, Visit the 2013 Festival Awards Page.


Films screening at Toronto After Dark 2013 also benefited from the over 100 press and industry representatives in attendance. The result was a staggering 300-plus published reviews and editorial pieces for our 19 feature films and 28 short films, and the festival overall. Even more importantly for our selected filmmakers, multiple sales deals to distributors occurred around and during the festival itself!


Finally, we would like to say a HUGE thank you to all the filmmakers, fans, volunteers, sponsors, co-presenters, supporters, partners, press and industry representatives that helped make Toronto After Dark 2013 such a huge success! Especially our lead sponsors, Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada, Cineplex Entertainment, Rue Morgue and SPACE, and our lead hospitality partners, The Office Pub, Holiday Inn Bloor-Yorkville and Amsterdam Brewing Company.  We could not have done this year’s event without all your support, and look forward to thrilling you all again in 2014!  Until next year, from all of us at the festival,

See You After Dark!

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