Sept 27 - 30
Submit Your Film
The Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival is a unique cultural event that brings people together to watch universal stories told through the lens of motorcycling. Now in its fourth year, the TMFF is the first and only Canadian film festival dedicated to screening movies focused on motorcycles and the incredible culture of motorcycling. Held over four days, the Festival screens documentary and narrative films and includes post-film Q&As with attending filmmakers, jury and audience awards, a festival kick-off party, and a moderated TMFF Talks Q&A panel session. The festival is open to submissions from any country.
HERE'S WHAT WE'LL OFFER YOU
By submitting your film, we promise to watch it fully and give it a fair chance for inclusion in the festival. If your film is selected for screening at the Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival, here’s what you can expect from us:
An extremely welcoming and appreciative Toronto audience that is passionate about motorcycles, films, and the motorcycle community.
Screening of your film in a theatre with high-quality video and audio. More information on the venue can be found online at our website torontomotofilmfest.com
Extensive promotion of your film, and you as the filmmaker, via our website and on all of our social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube channel.
A landing page for your film on our website with a synopsis, still frame, trailer if available, credits and filmmaker bios. See our previous Film Guides as an example.
We will undertake a PR marketing campaign to garner press coverage of our festival and your film.
If you’re in Toronto during the festival, there will be an opportunity to participate in Q&A and meet and greet sessions with the audience, attend festival parties and TMFF Talks Q&A panel.
For attending filmmakers, we will develop a mini press kit and host a media reception event to allow you to connect with members of the press for broader exposure.
We will treat you like a member of our extended family; with care and respect.
FEEDBACK FROM FILMMAKERS
We are focused on making the festival a first class experience for both our audience and filmmakers and are proud of the feedback we've received from them. Here's a sample.
"This is truly an all around amazing festival. Communication was superb and we felt they had such genuine pleasure to work with the people showcasing their work. It's a festival made with passion." – Ricardo Coelho, Distribution Management
"An amazingly well run festival that really connects with the filmmakers and promotes the hell out of your film even if its a short!" – Nick Nummerdor, Director
"Thank you so much Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival for your fabulous hospitality. Your film festival was in a beautiful venue, it had engaging programming and I was very impressed with your organization, communication and professionalism." – Michelle Bauer Carpenter, Director
"Great communications and very welcoming host." – Matthew Sanders, Director
"Well planned, great venues, engaged audience, and highly communicative Caius Tenche, festival director, kept us informed throughout the pre- and post-festival activities. If you've got a motorcycle themed film, this is a great venue to screen it to an enthusiastic audience in Toronto!" – Ned Thanhouser, Director
"The communication before, during, and after the event has been excellent and timely, and the promotion has been very professional." – Christophe Barriere-Varju, Key Cast
HOW TO SUBMIT
All submissions must be done through our screening partner at FilmFreeway
DATES & DEADLINES
January 20, 2020 - Submission window opens
June 12, 2020 - Regular submission deadline
July 13, 2020 - Late submission window deadline
July 31, 2020 - Notification of acceptance date
We look forward to your submission.
– The Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival Team.