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2022 Festival Awards

Our fifth annual festival was held last month, in-person here in Toronto and virtually once again across Canada. I’m so grateful to our staff, volunteers, audience, and especially to our filmmakers, and I want to recognize those films awarded by our juries and audience. Thank you to all our jury members for their hard work and for lending us their expertise. Congratulations to these filmmakers but also to all the rest of the filmmakers who allowed us to share their work during the festival. Toronto and Canada enjoyed watching your films and we can’t wait to see what you’re working on next!

Award Winners 2022

Best Narrative Short

Dad's Sneakers [poster]

Dad’s Sneakers
Dir: Olha Zhurba

Best Documentary Short

Freedom Swimmer [poster]

Freedom Swimmer
Dir: Olivia Martin-McGuire

Best Animated Short

Freedom Swimmer [poster]

Freedom Swimmer
Dir: Olivia Martin-McGuire

Best Canadian Short

Homard au coeur [poster]

Homard au coeur
Dir: Jenna Marks

Audience Award

Warsha [poster]

Dir: Dania Bdeir

Congratulations to all the winners and we look forward to seeing what comes our way for the 2023 edition. Submissions will open again on February 1st.

Free Panel: Saturday November 19th at 11am

Free Panel: Saturday November 19th at 11am

Join us for a free panel on Saturday November 19th at 11am at Innis Town Hall. A group of film professionals moderated by TIFF’s Robyn Citizen will discuss the topic “So You’ve Made A (Short) Film, Now What?” The panel will be an hour long and there will be an opportunity for audience questions. We’re also recording it so we can share it with you later. But why not come and kick off a day of short film with some career advice? Even if you’re not a filmmaker, this session will be sure to inspire you.

Registration is FREE

Seed & Spark Workshops

Seed & Spark

We’re very pleased to be partnering with Seed & Spark this year to offer two virtual workshops to filmmakers. With the highest crowdfunding success rate in the world for movies and shows and loads of free resources, tools and education, Seed & Spark exists to help pioneering storytellers take control of their creative careers. These one-hour workshops are FREE and open to all.

Crowdfunding To Build Independence

Looking to build a sustainable creative career that will last long after your campaign ends? Join us in the Crowdfunding to Build Independence workshop to learn key strategies for audience building.

Monday November 14, 4pm EST

Register for FREE

Art of the Pitch

Wondering how to pitch your project to the people who will help get it off the ground? Join us for The Art of the Pitch workshop to learn the various conditions for pitching during your creative career.

Monday November 21, 4pm EST

Register for FREE

Announcing Our 2022 Animation Jury

I’m excited to share with you our 2022 animation jury. We’re so thankful to have their participation this year.

Laura KimMeres J. WecheMark Tara

Laura Kim

Laura Kim has always had a passion for art in many of its forms: poetry, film, music, and photography. Her artistic contributions range from published poems to serving on the JAYU film festival’s jury. She is currently a student at the University of Toronto, pursuing a double major in Cinema Studies and English with a minor in Creative Expression and Society. At U of T, she is Vice President External of the Cinema Studies Student Union and is excited to be a part of the Shorts Not Pants animation jury.

Meres J. Weche

Meres J. Weche is the founder and publisher of Culture Shox Media. The Toronto-based media company publishes a series of websites and podcasts focusing on the arts, culture and travel. Meres is a film lover and an accredited journalist with the Toronto International Film Festival. He’s a former two-time official judge with the JUNO Awards in the Francophone Album of the Year and World Music Artist of the Year categories. He most recently served as Head of Editorial for the Noor Riyadh Festival of Light in Saudi Arabia. An adventure seeker, he has lived and worked on four continents.

Mark Tara

Mark Tara is the producer and host of Rainbow Country, a nationally syndicated gay radio show that was named the #1 LGBT podcast by Podomatic and the #2 LGBT podcast in Canada according to Feedspot. Mark is also a musician whose song “Different Love” was used as the official song of Pride in 2000.