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Call for Submissions: Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival

“Submissions for the 2023 Toronto 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival are now open!

We are looking for Narrative Features and Shorts, Documentary Features and Shorts, Episodic Series, and Experimental films.

Early Bird Deadline: December 2, 2022
Regular Deadline: January 6, 2023
Late Deadline: January 27, 2023

For more than three decades, Inside Out has brought Toronto’s LGBTQ community together in celebration of the best queer film from Canada and around the world. Through our annual Festivals in Toronto and Ottawa, our filmmaker initiatives, our youth engagement and our year-round events and screenings, Inside Out is engaged every day in challenging attitudes and changing lives.”

For more information, please visit:

-from Inside Out

Regent Park Film Festival (Dec 7-10)

“Our 20th Anniversary Film Festival has officially launched!!! We can’t wait to see you all in person and celebrate our milestone anniversary together! We’ve got an exciting lineup of screenings, panels, workshops and special events in store for you, plus a brand new Industry Lounge! As always, it’s all FREE and Accessible! Tickets are limited and available on a first come first served basis. Head over to to see our full festival lineup and find more details on how to register.”

-from Regent Park Film Festival

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (Nov 9-20)

“The Toronto Reel Asian International Film FestivalÂź is a unique showcase of contemporary Asian cinema and work from the Asian diaspora. Works include films and videos by Asian-identifying artists in Canada, the U.S., Asia and all over the world. As Canada’s largest Asian film festival, Reel AsianÂź provides a public forum for Asian media artists and their work, and fuels the growing appreciation for Asian cinema in Canada.

Both in-person and online, experience a multitude of different features, shorts programmes and industry events including Reel Ideas, So You Think You Can Pitch, RA:X and more at the 26th edition Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival.

Don’t miss out! Grab your ReelAsian26 tickets or passes now and join us Nov 9 – 20.
For more information, please visit:

-from Reel Asian

Spectrum Productions’ 13th Annual Gala and Screening / Productions Spectrum 13e Gala Annuel

“Spectrum Productions cordially invites you to our 13th Annual Gala and Screening featuring 8 films and other creative content from 50 autistic creators who attended our 2022 summer camps.

This year’s hybrid event will be held at a NEW VENUE – IN PERSON at the Monument National’s Ludger-Duvernay Theatre – and live streamed via AIRMEET.

Join us in celebrating the talent of our young artists, the dedication of the staff and volunteers who supported them, and the community that continued to work together in exceptional circumstances to make 2022 a year to remember!”

For more information:

“Productions Spectrum vous invite cordialement Ă  son 13e gala annuel et Ă  la projection de huit films et d’autres contenus crĂ©atifs rĂ©alisĂ©s par 50 crĂ©ateurs autistes ayant participĂ© Ă  nos 2022 camps d’Ă©tĂ©.

L’Ă©vĂ©nement hybride de cette annĂ©e se tiendra dans un dans un NOUVEAU LIEU – EN PERSONNE au thĂ©Ăątre Ludger-Duvernay du Monument National – et sera diffusĂ© en direct via AIRMEET.

Joignez-nous pour cĂ©lĂ©brer le talent de nos jeunes artistes, le dĂ©vouement du personnel et des bĂ©nĂ©voles qui les ont soutenus. On tient Ă©galement Ă  remercier la communautĂ© qui a continuĂ© Ă  travailler ensemble dans des circonstances exceptionnelles pour faire de 2022 une annĂ©e mĂ©morable !”

Pour en savoir plus :

-source : Productions Spectrum

Call for Applications: imagineNATIVE Institute Producers Lab

“The imagineNATIVE Institute is thrilled to present the Producers Lab offerings throughout 2023! The imagineNATIVE Institute is looking for a mid-career Indigenous Producer with a feature-length project to participate in various Markets and Festivals across Canada and worldwide.

The selected Producer will receive flight and hotel accommodations along with an honorarium to support their attendance at the following festivals + markets:

  • Doc or Fiction Salon Fellow at the European Film Market
  • The Banff World Media Festival
  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • imagineNATIVE film + media arts festival

Eligibility: This opportunity is open to First Nations, MĂ©tis, or Inuit Producers located in Canada.”

For more information, please visit:

-from imagineNATIVE Institute

Reel Youth Film Festival (Oct 1 & 9, Vancouver)

“The Reel Youth Film Festival is a diverse collection of short films made by emerging filmmakers around the world. Chosen by an international youth jury from 1300+ submissions and 100 countries. Whether it is a writer fishing for her next idea, a Māori boy grieving his father’s absence, or a hilarious young Black man expressing frustration with pandemic lockdown, the Reel Youth Film Festival will show you the world through the eyes of its talented youth.”

For more information and the short films programme, please visit:

-from Reel Youth

Call for Submissions: 5-Minute Films About Mental Health (Art With Impact)

“Open call to submit film projects, up to 5 minutes in in length, of any genre, using mental health as the point of interest. Film topics may either be interpretive of mental health, or address it directly. Film competition is ongoing, with a new competition each month. Submitted films will be accepted and reviewed alongside other films submitted that month. Art With Impact views short film as an important art form and springboard for young talent. As such, we do not place any formal restrictions on submissions, and will consider all genres and types of short films, including submissions utilizing original footage, shared footage, photo stills, music, essays, screenplays, original art work and more. There is no fee for submissions.

Current contest deadline is 09/30/2022. The winner will be announced 11/01/2022.
The competition runs monthly, and all winners receive $1,000 USD!”

For more information, please visit:

-from Art With Impact

Regent Park Film Festival’s 20th Anniversary Special Project: Regent Park Made Visible (Sep 19-24, online)

“We’re so excited to finally share a very special project celebrating our 20th Anniversary, Regent Park Made Visible (RPMV)! As part of this project, 5 filmmakers spent a large part of the year creating short films in celebration of our community! They pulled inspiration from visual source materials such as archival footage and news clips, along with personal anecdotes from living in Regent Park. The talented filmmakers have brought their expertise in various forms of filmmaking to create this exclusive series that will be available to stream ONLINE for free, along with a panel with the filmmakers.

Watch all RPMV content at any time from September 19th-24th 2022. Until then, click on the film titles below to find out more and watch a sneak peak!”

For more information, please visit:

-from Regent Park Film Festival

APTN/imagineNATIVE Web Series Pitch Competition

“Calls for application for the APTN/imagineNATIVE Web Series Pitch Competition are now OPEN until August 26 2022!

The annual APTN/imagineNATIVE Web Series Pitch Competition is back in-person on October 20, 2022, during the imagineNATIVE film + media arts festival in Toronto, Ontario.

This Call for Applications is for Indigenous Producer/Director Teams with a strong concept for an original Web Series. imagineNATIVE will bring the selected Producer/Director teams to the imagineNATIVE film + media arts festival from October 18 – 23, 2022. The Web Series Pitch Competition will take place in front of the APTN/imagineNATIVE Web Series Pitch Competition jury and the live Industry Days audience for the chance to win an exciting prize package!  

The 2022 APTN/imagineNATIVE Web Series Pitch prize package includes

  • The opportunity to enter into a process for a conditional offer of license for up to $30,000 with APTN.
  • $10,000 Production budget from Bell Fund
  • $5000 in-kind grant from William.F White
  • $1000 certificate from Formosa/The Picture Shop for post-production services
  • $1000 an imagineNATIVE Supported Crowd-funding
  • 2 Industry passes to attend the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival
  • 2 WIFT (Women in Film & Television ) memberships 

Application Deadline: Friday, August 26, 2022

For more information, please visit:

-from imagineNATIVE

Call for Proposals: Transformations: A Cross Generational Commissioning Project

“The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s (LIFT) recently celebrated its 40th anniversary as an artist-run organization. The city has changed significantly over those four decades. This milestone presents the opportunity to create an intergenerational dialogue between artists. We are excited to announce “Transformations: A Cross Generational Commissioning Project,” a call for proposals from five emerging artists to collaborate with five artists who have been a part of LIFT in the past. Inspired by the Barbara Hammer and Gina Carducci film “Generations,” we hope to generate a series of five short collaborative works, exploring the passage of time in the built landscape and questioning alternative histories of Toronto. The theme is a broad question that will allow a variety of responses from our filmmakers: What defines a city in flux?

We can imagine many responses, but will focus on works that point towards the idea of filmmaking as a collaborative art, explorations of collective experience, and cultural memory; placemaking; intersectional storytelling; intergenerational exchange; and imagined or unexpected communities.

The five previously selected veteran artists from LIFT’s first 20 years include Helen Lee, Jorge Manzano, Kelly O’Brien, John Price and Edie Steiner.

The proposals for the five emerging artists* will be adjudicated through a selected jury of members who represent the diverse culture that is LIFT’s membership. The jury will shortlist successful applications which demonstrate a clear artistic vision and alignment with the interests of the veteran filmmakers.The shortlist will be shared with the veteran artists who will provide feedback and LIFT staff will make
the final pairing.

*In this project, the term “emerging” is defined loosely and doesn’t have a defined age range nor skill level.If you feel like you could benefit creatively from a collaboration of this type, this project is for you.

For more information, please visit:

-from LIFT