We like our films short, sweet and silent!

Submit your 1-minute silent film to the 6th annual Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) and have it seen by over 1 million daily commuters who ride the Toronto subway system.

TUFF is open to Canadian and international artists, and accepts all genre of silent one-minute film, video and animation.


  • Thanks to funding from the Ontario Arts Council, we are paying $50 for every official selection.
  • Our 2012 awards include a new cash prize of $2,000 (more details coming soon)
  • TUFF 2012 will include a special screening of LomoKino films, thanks to our new partnership with Lomography Canada.
  • We are also very pleased to announce that NBCUniversal Canada has come on board as a key sponsor of TUFF this year.

Named one of MovieMaker Magazine’s “20 Coolest Film Festivals” (2010), TUFF is an 11-day long celebration of the art of the urban silent screen. TUFF films screen at 10 minute intervals on the Pattison Onestop network of 300 digital platform screens throughout the Toronto subway system and continuously at special “Film Zones” at key downtown stations.

Guest judge for the 6th annual Toronto Urban Film Festival is acclaimed documentary filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal (“Payback”, “Manufactured Landscapes”)

Silent one-minute films can be submitted online through the TUFF Website or by mail. A $20 (CDN) fee applies. Final submission deadline: July 15th, 2012.



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