Toronto After Dark Film Festival is one of the world’s leading showcases of new Horror, Sci-Fi and Action Movies and is enjoyed by over 10,000 attendees each year. This October 17-25, 2019, the 14th Annual Edition will screen over 50 films, both features and shorts, at the Scotiabank Theatre located at 259 Richmond Street West in the heart of Toronto’s downtown Entertainment District Many of the filmmakers will be in attendance for lively Q & A’s with the fans following their screenings. You can get updates on Toronto After Dark by subscribing to one of the event’s popular Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or E-Mail Updates newsfeeds. We hope to See You After Dark This October!

Key 2019 Dates & Info

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MID-SEPT 2019: FIRST 10 FILMS ANNOUNCED: First 10 Feature Films to screen at the fest revealed here at the Official Website! (Update): Please Check back at the festival website by end of Wed, Sep 18, 2019

END SEPT 2019: COMPLETE FILM LINEUP: Complete final lineup of Features and Short Films Announced!

EARLY OCT 2019: SCHEDULE & SINGLE TIX AVAILABLE: Complete Film Schedule & Individual Tickets will be Available Online here at the Fest Site and In Person at Scotiabank Theatre.

Most nights there will two feature screenings starting at 7pm and 9.30pm, with programs running approx. 2 hours inclusive of ads, trailers and short films, and be rated 14A or 18A for viewing age. Individual Tickets will be priced $13.99 Regular or $11.99 Multipack Discount (Buy two or more films).  But the best value if you plan to see a bunch of films remains the festival All-Access Pass where films work out to just $8 a Movie! They sell out early each year, grab yours now.

OCT 17-25, 2019: FESTIVAL! All Screenings will take place at Scotiabank Theatre, 259 Richmond St. West, in downtown Toronto. Each night the screenings will be followed by Pub After Dark, a late night social event at The Office Pub117 John Street, just 5 mins walk from the theatre, where all festival attendees including fans and filmmakers are invited socialize, starting from approx. 11pm until late. Pub Socials Restricted 19+.

PLANNING TO ATTEND? Join the Official 2019 Facebook Event Page (Coming Soon) and Invite Your Friends!


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Past Key Dates 2019

APRIL - JUNE, 2019: CALL FOR FILM ENTRIES - NOW CLOSED! If you would like to submit a film to our next festival, please visit our Film Submissions Page.

LATE AUG 2019: FIRST FILMS SNEAK PEAK AT FAN EXPO: Get a Sneak Preview of some of the first films programmed at the Toronto After Dark Booth at Canada’s Biggest Fan Event, Fan Expo Canada, AUG 22-25, 2019, attended by over 100,000 fans at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre.