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

Festival Updates

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!

AWARD WINNERS Announced for Toronto After Dark 2013! Zombie film BATTERY, fly revenge EEGA Win Big!

Complete details at the link!

That’s a Wrap! Stay Tuned for Our Award Winners Announcement Next Week!

HUGE Thanks to everyone who helped make Toronto After Dark 2013 such a huge success! Stay tuned for our final wrap-up posting in about a week’s time when we announce all the 2013 Festival Award Winners!

TORONTO AFTER DARK: Horror, Sci-Fi, Action, Cult Film Fest, Oct 17-25, NOW ON! Read HOW TO FEST

It’s Finally Here! After a year of anticipation, the 8th Annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival is finally here, with 20 Amazing  New Horror, Sci-Fi, Action and Cult film screenings this Oct 17-25! So join us at Scotiabank Theatre, 259 Richmond Street West, in the heart of downtown Toronto, over the coming nine thrilling nights. Here’s a quick HOW-TO-FEST:

STEP 1: BROWSE THE LINEUP: To get the scoop on this year’s lineup, see the schedule, read brief descriptions on each film, watch trailers and buy tickets now, start by visiting the festival lineup page.   But if you want to just see all 19 feature film trailers in one convenient Youtube playlist, including our new 1-minute Festival Sizzle Trailer featuring clips from all of the movies click below:

STEP 2:  BUY YOUR TICKETS: Unless sold out, tickets are available in advance right up until screening start times at $13 General, $12 Student, Just $10 Each for Multipack Savers (buy two or more films together online). If you’re interested in seeing a bunch of movies at Toronto After Dark,  snap up one of our Festival ALL-ACCESS passes - we have a few left at just $143, they give priority entry to all 20 screenings! New for this year:  All Tickets & Passes earn SCENE Movie Reward Points. Buy Online at Cineplex Website’s Toronto After Dark Page or at the Scotiabank Theatre In person (Daily from approx. 12pm until 11pm). Complete Box Office Info including BUY NOW button at our ticketing page.  

Please note: All Screenings at Toronto After Dark are restricted to Adults 18+. In the event of a Sell-Out Screening (like our Opening Gala Film WE ARE WHAT WE ARE) it is still worth coming to the venue for “Rush Line” tickets which are typically sold to replace unfilled seats at the venue from about 10 minutes before the show’s start time. If you have any questions regarding ticketing please email us at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

STEP: 3: ENJOY THE FEST AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS! Don’t forget tickets and passes also get you into the festivals’s official nightly after screening social event, Pub After Dark, just a 5 min walk around the corner from the theatre at The Office Pub (3rd Floor), 117 John Street. Join filmmakers and festivalgoers every night, Oct 17-25, from 11.30pm onwards for daily drinks specials, DJ Eric von Eric spinning killer tunes, Cinematic Visuals, late night kitchen with 25% off regular food items for ticket and passholders, and a 4am liquor license! 

If you’re planning to attend any films at the fest be sure to join the Official 2013 Event Page and invite your friends!
And follow and tag TAD on Twitter in your tweets about the fest @TADFilmFest

Finally, don’t forget to pick up the ultimate festival souvenir from Toronto After Dark 2013: our monsterific new Festival T-Shirt!  Featuring a festival exclusive commissioned illustrated design, “Kong After Dark” by award-winning artist Ghoulish Gary Pullin, only 200 available, like last year’s hit from the same artist,  we expect them to fly off the shelves at just $15! Snap yours up from the Toronto After Dark Guest Table, upstairs at the Scotiabank Theatre during any of our screening nights!


TICKETS NOW ON SALE TO ALL OCT 17-25 SCREENINGS! Buy Now Online or at Scotiabank Theatre In Person!

To Get Info or to Buy Tickets and Passes to Toronto After Dark this Year, Visit our Ticketing Page Now!

Toronto After Dark 2013 Lineup Announced, Includes Acclaimed WE ARE WHAT WE ARE and BIG BAD WOLVES!

Complete Info at the Link!

ALL-ACCESS PASSES on Sale, ONLY 200 Available! Oct 3 Update: Over 75% SOLD OUT, Buy Now!

ALL-ACCESS PASSES are now on sale to Toronto After Dark’s main event, our 8th Annual Horror, Sc-Fi, Action & Cult Film Festival this Oct 17-25, 2013 The $143 All-Access Pass is our Best-Selling Product Each year: Buyers Save 45% off General Tickets, Enjoy Priority Entry to All 20 Screenings, Earn 2,000 Scene Points.  Only 200 Available, Sell-Out Every Year. Find out more about the All-Access Pass and Grab Yours before all gone Here.

Toronto After Dark Thrilled to Announce Cineplex as 2013 Venue Partner!

Toronto After Dark Film Festival is thrilled to announce today a new partnership with Cineplex Entertainment, Canada’s leading film exhibitor.  For its 8th Annual edition, which runs this October 17-25, 2013, Toronto After Dark will screen all its films at the Scotiabank Theatre, in the heart of downtown Toronto.  In addition to the convenience of the festival’s new central location, attendees can look forward to a huge new benefit in the ability to earn SCENE movie reward points on every festival ticket and pass purchase.  To read the complete Announcement, which includes a statement from Festival Director & Founder Adam Lopez on the many benefits of the festival’s new venue for fans and filmmakers alike, please click here.

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