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The Toronto Urban Film Festival TUFF

The Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) is a 10-day public film festival that reaches 1.3 million daily commuters on the Onestop Network of subway platform screens. Urban-themed films from across Canada and around the world play every 10 minutes on 270 screens in 50 subways stations. All films screened are silent and exactly one-minute in length.

6th Annual Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS

The Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) returns for a sixth
year to digital platform screens across the Toronto subway system. Always the strong and
silent type, TUFF takes place September 7 - 17, 2012, concurrent with the
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).


Named one of MovieMaker Magazine's "20 Coolest Film
Festivals" (2010), TUFF is a 10-day long celebration of the art of the
urban silent screen. TUFF films screen on the Pattison Onestop network of
digital platform screens to over 1.3 million daily commuters.


Filmmakers, video artists and animators are invited to
submit their work to TUFF now at


The festival accepts all genres of silent, one-minute film,
video and animation that are of interest to a cosmopolitan audience.


Submission deadline is July 15, 2012. Submit free before May
31, 2012. After June 1, 2012 a $20 fee will apply.


TUFF is open to Canadian and international artists, and
awards thousands of dollars in cash and prizes.


Guest judge for the 6th annual Toronto Urban Film Festival
is acclaimed documentary filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal ("Payback",
"Manufactured Landscapes" "Let It Come Down: The Live of Paul


TUFF is co-produced by Pattison Onestop and Art for


Deadline: July 15, 2012

Free Submission: Before May 31, 2012

Paid Submission: $20 CAD. After June 1, 2012


Films can be submitted online through the TUFF Website or
visit for more details. 

About The Toronto Urban Film Festival TUFF

Sharon Switzer
(Art 4 Commuters)

Open call for 1-minute short films to audience of over 1.3 million. Visit:



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