*NEW* TUFF $2500 prize for emerging filmmakers, sponsored by the City of Toronto

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CFC Media Lab Alumni Sharon Switzer founded this amazing film festival which continues to grow and attract a high level of talented filmmakers.

TORONTO URBAN FILM FESTIVAL
Silent 1-Minute Films on the TTC

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JULY 15, 2009
Trinity Square Video Pitch Deadline: June 15, 2009

Share your film with an audience of 1.3 million daily commuters. Finalists selected by a stellar panel of guest jurors, with top prizes awarded by this year’s guest judge, writer/director/actor Don McKellar.

ABOUT TUFF:
The Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) is the only film festival of its kind in North America, and one of the largest in the world with an average daily viewing audience of over 1 million. The 3rd annual TUFF is programmed on the Onestop Network of 270 subway platforms screens throughout the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). We accept all genres of film, video, and animation from both professional and amateur filmmakers. All films screened are silent and 1-minute in length. TUFF is free to enter and open to both Canadian and international submissions.

2009 SUBMISSION CATEGORIES: Urban Diversity – Urban Encounters – Urban Ideas – Urban Imaginary – Urban Journeys – Urban Natural – Urban Secrets

AWARDS:
1ST PLACE – 4.5 star trip for two to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
2nd/3rd  PLACE – TBA

NAISH MCHUGH AWARD FOR EMERGING FILMMAKERS
$2,500 given to the film that best captures the unique qualities of Toronto, created by an emerging filmmaker living and/or working within the Greater Toronto Area (416/905 area code). Sponsored by the City of Toronto through the TFTO.

TRINITY SQUARE VIDEO PITCH AWARD:
NEW DEADLINE: JUNE 15, 2009
Looking for production help to make your TUFF film? Send a one or two paragraph pitch that describes your 1-minute film idea. The seven submissions that best capture the spirit of this year’s TUFF themes will receive a full TSV membership and up to $600 of in-kind support towards both the production and post-production of their TUFF movie. Send your pitch with CV and contact info to: A4C@torontourbanfilmfestival.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SUBMIT YOUR FILM ONLINE: www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com