We are ready to see films - great films that would knock our socks off.
We are ready to see some talent - exquisite talent that would make us laugh, make us cry, scare us or make us think.
We are ready to give awards - IMDb-eligible awards that recognize the best in many categories. This means that any nominations and awards you receive through our festival can be linked/added to your IMDb profile!
We are ready to screen the best of these films in Toronto - and yes, THE SCREENING ROOM HAS A COUCH! **But in 2020, 2021 and possibly 2022, this screening is subject to local COVID restrictions.
COUCHFF is a quarterly event committed to highlighting and showcasing the very best short and feature films from around the globe. We welcome filmmakers to submit to our Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter Editions.
To Be Determined - in Toronto
We hold our screenings at an event venue (with a couch!) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. But in 2020, 2021 and 2022, this is subject to local gathering restrictions and may be cancelled.
SPRING EDITION: MARCH 31, 2022
What Are We Looking For?
Narrative, documentary, animation and experimental short films, 120 minutes in length and under.
We have divided the entries into the following categories:
*UPDATED CATEGORIES BEGIN WITH THE FALL 2021 EDITION*
1:00 to 5:00 Minutes
5:01 to 20:00 Minutes
20:01 to 45:00 Minutes
45:01 to 120 Minutes
Four deadlines to remember:
Early Bird Deadline
I Submitted My Film - Now What?
All films submitted will be watched and judged by our committee of industry professionals.
NOT SELECTED - We thank you for submitting but your film was not selected at this time.
NOMINEE- Your film is eligible for a host of awards and will undergo a private jury screening. *You can list this as an IMDb nomination.
FINALIST - Your film scored among the top films, is eligible for awards and will be screened at our live event. *You can list this as an IMDb nomination. Live event is based on local COVID regulations and may be cancelled
HONORABLE MENTION (BEST FILM NOMINEES ONLY) - Your film has won an award and a PDF certificate and personalized laurel will be emailed to you. *You can list this as an IMDb win.
AWARD WINNER - Your film has won an award and a PDF certificate and personalized laurel will be emailed to you. *You can list this as an IMDb win.