Toronto Short Film Festival

Showcasing International Short Films

Toronto Short returned to the Paradise Cinema on Bloor Street, March 18th-21st. Thanks so much to everyone who attended!

Award Winners 2023

Best Short Film
Flyer Boys by Taras Lesiuk

Best Short Documentary
Pandaland: Making IT Count by Martha Davis

Best LGBT Short
Rachel and Raha by Nedda Sarshar

Best Experimental Short
Beauty Behind The Madness by Stephanie Nicole Millar

Best Horror Short
Cordelia! by Melissa Jones

Best Sci-Fi Short
The Forgetting Device by Chris Remerowski

Best Animated Short
The Ratcatcher’s Daughter by Jim Bryson, Adam Jeffcoat

Best Short Short
Virtual G I R L by Connie Ellen Glachan

Best Music Video
Wild Music by Jaymz Bee

2023 Schedule

Saturday March 18th

Clicked On Romance by Carlos Coronado
Escape to Eternity by Alison Reid
Movie Night by Alexandra Augustine
Memory by Keefe Jassoy
Scenes to Watch When You’re Sad by Kyle McParland
Butterfly by Mercenary
Elephant Sheets by Georgia Hunter
The Forest King by Lubomir Arsov

Twenty-Seven by Stanford Theodore Gough
Virtual G I R L by Connie Ellen Glachan
Cloneliness by Joel Marsh, Ben Crowell
Swimmer by Duane Crichton
Tabanca by Lauren Marsden
Freshly Brewed by Leah Renaud, Maria Nicole Lepore
Dandelion Green by Kathleen Burgess

9.15pm: Experimental Shorts
Re-Joy-In by Anastasia Lopatina
Syko by Raha Euphoria
The Future Innu by Stéphane Nepton
Not Lost by Aina-Louisa Carter
Envelop by Clio Westhoff
Portrait of My City Breathing by Vanessa Shah
Immortal by Mark Zibert
Discofish by Andrew Deveaux
Mixed Signals by Thomas van Kampen
Beauty Behind The Madness by Stephanie Nicole Millar
Handstitched by Virginia Broyles, Chris Lee

Sunday March 19th

1.00pm: Documentaries 1
One Happy Van by Eden Wassermann
Le Sélect by Raval Alviarez
What Remains by Kylie Edwards
The Road Back To Cowessess by Sean Parenteau
The Sunny Side by Samuel Kilpatrick
Pandaland: Making IT Count by Martha Davis
Samqwan: Water by Pamela Palmater

Diggin’ A Hole by David Bragg
Sunflower by Bryan Edwards
Invisible by Dale Willman
A Severe Case of Prudery by Humberly Gonzalez
Partnr by Kaylin Rizer Allshouse
Christina by Gerald Patrick Fantone

Sik Fan by Jamie Lee
Ursa by Ellie Hatzitolios
La Grima by Jay Evan Renteria, Austin Madrid
Revelations by Chara Ho
Astroman by Alistair Simpson
Flyer Boys by Taras Lesiuk

ADHD – Säye Skye by Sina Dolati
Laundromonster by Mikayla Trainor
Say My Name by Al Braatz
PB & J by Richard Lee
The Ratcatcher’s Daughter by Jim Bryson, Adam Jeffcoat
Rachel and Raha by Nedda Sarshar
A Dust of Phantasm by Mathew Ouzounis

Near and Far by Vasilis Glezakos
Intuition by Sadé Awele, Bruna Arbex, Marginal Factory Production
Anthony & Ben Ruin the Universe – No Fee Too Small by Mark Syer
Flames by Matthew Manhire
A Vegan Love Story by Daniela Di Salvo
Persistence by Krista Barzso, Neil Schell
Happy for You by Francis Luta
Wild Music by Jaymz Bee

9.15pm: Horror Shorts
Purity by Carolina Gama Di Grado
The Right One by A.J. Demers
Abigail Lapell: Old Flames by Fugitives
Clockwork Seamstress by Nick Dragas
The Scrapped by Suzanne Lacey
Neck Tattoo by Brett McNeill
Three Gifts by John Palaganas
Cordelia! by Melissa Jones
The Second Hand by Tristan Hamburgh

Monday March 20th

The Heart of Ravenscrag by Dale Hildebrand
Nothing to See Here by Marc Ignacio
Hot & Bothered by Jill Riley, Caitlin McConkey-Pirie
Buon Ferragosto by Claudia Miatello
Can I Help You? by CinePsych led by Nadeem Akhtar
Free (Asatoma Mantra Mix) by Rhea Mehta, Negin Sairafi
A Talk in the Park by Zach Marsh
The Second Hand by Tristan Hamburgh
A Man Walks Into a Bar by Adam Gaudreault

Initiation by Taras Lesiuk
Moving Violation by Eric Bergemann
La Rosa Purpurea by Enzo De Rosa
The Van by Conner Stirling
Quiche by Suzannah Moore
Choking Hazard by Allanna Storing, Victoria Givlin
Richard and Mary by Emily Lawson
Home With You by Jane Aster Roe, Michelle Crossman

9.15pm: Documentaries 2
Riverdale Park by George Tang, Zoe Zhou
Behind The Berms by Natalie Castellino, Matthew Higginson
The Farm-acist by Allison Fripps
Pop Shuv by Brandon Cole
More Than Gold: The Story of The Yukon Soaps Company by Jesse Blight
Rising (Lil Berete) by Avery Harris Stedman
We Went Out by Ian Kamau
Doing It For Love: Vines Art Festival; Stories from Creative Communities in a Global Pandemic by Israel Seoane

Tuesday March 21st

life is a gift by Gloria Joy Kazuko Muhammad, Mu Knowles
Fugly by Nicholas Ewart
The Time Is Right by Diane Carol Harder
We Are The Land by Morag Megan Northey, Winona Maxine Chu
Underpaint by Anna Hopkins
Little Bird by Tee Schneider
Tapeboy by King Dawit

Bunnygirls Meet The Void by Cherelle Ann Sarah Higgins
Just Listen by Beth Ryan
Movin’ On Up by Amy Quick
The Midnight Retaliator by Peter Hajdu
Love You, Goodbye by Nick Laws
Mayonnaise by Eli Speigel
Terms & Conditions by Rick Kingerski

Buys Houses by Kyle Woolven
The Runner by Mitchell Pohlmann
The Forgetting Device by Chris Remerowski
Used Furniture by Conor Forrest
3 Seconds In, 6 Seconds Out by Christopher Beaulieu
Above Her Lips by Linda Wong

About the festival:

Since 2015, the Toronto Short Film Festival has showcased hundreds of short filmmakers to sold-out Toronto cinema audiences.

The festival is a hub for local filmmakers to celebrate their premieres, thank their cast and crew, and meet their fans. International filmmakers travel to Toronto to represent their films to a genre-savvy Toronto audience, and film fans of all kinds pack into sold-out screenings to enjoy the very best of short form.

Toronto Short screens over 100 short films every year, making it the biggest short festival in Toronto, and every film is selected from FilmFreeway submissions.

Toronto Short alumni have gone on to enjoy frequent screenings on the wider festival circuit, garnered numerous awards for their work, and gone on to bigger projects with collaborators found at the the festival.