Toronto Urban Film Festival

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – Deadline August 20th
1-minute Film Festival in the TTC

Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF)
Cinema by Citizens Celebrating the City
September 8 – 14, 2007

Attention: filmmakers, video artists, animators, and urbanites with video cellphones.

We’re looking for 1-minute, silent videos that address the following urban themes: My TOwn; Urban Ennui; 905 to the 416; The Imaginary City; Big Smoke, Big Dreams; Forgotten Places, Uncommon Spaces.

Genie award-winning director Jeremy Podeswa will be awarding prizes for the top 3 videos in the Festival. The TUFF Choice award will also be given to the video with the most online votes.

Prizes include: Camcorder with tripod; Wireless devices; Digital cameras; iPods; Retailer giftcards, and a trip for 2 to Jamaica from Bel-Air Travel!

TUFF Programmers John Greyson, Steve Reinke, Heather Keung, Jon Davies, Kim Simon and Jacqueline Nuwame will select films from submissions to the six thematic categories. Not all submissions will be accepted to TUFF.

Each day of TUFF will feature a different thematic programme on the network of TTC subway screens, with individual films cycling throughout the day. Films will also be available online for viewing and voting.

Format: 60 seconds (exactly), no sound, 720x480dpi (4:3), 30 fps. Quicktime, AVI, MPEG and SWF formats accepted.
TUFF is open to local, national and international submissions. It’s free to enter, but all submissions must be uploaded or postmarked by Aug. 20th. International submissions must be postmarked by August 13th. Selected films will be listed on the website by September 1st.

For more information, or to submit films: