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Use code TCFF70OFF and avail a flat 70% off of all submissions.

Are you sick of having your work dictated by pathologically pretentious academics? Frustrated that your cast and crew's hard work goes unnoticed because you didn't want to pay to enter many categories? Have you had enough of your project being overlooked because you were too preoccupied with creating art to pay attention to a topical, hot-button issue?
The Toronto Cult Film Festival invites you to submit your work.
We're not saying a film can't contain a message... but it should also blow people's minds. Make us roll about on the floor if you want to make people laugh. We want to cry like infants if you want to make people cry.Make us say, "What the hell did I just see?" if you want to blow our minds.
This idea, together with the utmost respect with which we accept the trust you place in us to meet your work on its own terms, has earned us the title of "Cannes" of New Jersey film festivals.
We're here to be impressed, whether it's by the eloquence of your storytelling, the force of your images, or your mind-blowing special effects.
Our objective is to promote and celebrate films and filmmakers from all over the world, as well as to advance the careers of filmmakers. The Crown Point International Film Festival promotes the development of creativity among filmmakers. Our founders understand the enthusiasm of a true filmmaker, who rejects mediocrity in favour of creating a significant effect on culture and humanity through their work while having a good time doing it. Those who persist in pursuing and achieving their objectives because they are so committed and, frankly, because giving up is never an option for them

Awards & Prizes

Each season's officially selected project receives a CCFF laurel and a certificate. Seasonal Award Winners get laurel and personalised plaques, as well as ratings on their IMDb pages (if applicable).

The awards are given in the following categories:

Narrative Feature (Above 40 minutes)
Short Film (Less than 30 minutes)
Experimental Film (Any length)
Student Film (Any length)
Best Director (Any length)
Horror/Science Fiction/Genre Feature Film (Above 40 minutes)
Best Actor (Any Length)
Best Actress
Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) and 360° Video (Any Length)
Best Editing
Drone Film (Any Length)
Web and New Media (Any Length)
Mobile Film (Any Length)
Women's Film (Any Length)
LGBT Film (Any Length)
Animated Films (Any Length)
Educational Films (Any Length)
Film on Nature/Environment/Wildlife (Any Length)
One Minute Film
Television/Pilot Program or Series (Any Length)
Music Video (Any Length)
Film Poster
Short Script
Feature Script
Selfie Video
sound design


Rules & Terms

Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your film. By submitting your film into competition in the TORONTO CULT FILM FESTIVAL (TCFF) you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms.

TORONTO CULT FILM FESTIVAL (TCFF) is open to any film completed after January 1, 2016
regardless of content, subject, or origin. Submitting your film to the TORONTO CULT FILM FESTIVAL (TCFF) is not a guarantee of selection. All the official selection, nominees, and winners will be listed on our website permanently. All the winning films will receive a trophy, award, or certificate. Please note that we do not offer application fee waivers. We treat every filmmaker equally.

1. Submissions must be accompanied by the applicable submission fee PER ENTRY and a completed online entry form. All films must be in English or have English subtitles at the time submitted.
2. Films must be submitted as an online streaming video via a participating submission platform (WFCN), a password-protected streaming URL (please test before sending).
3. In the event of a password change or link change after submitting, you must email the Festival immediately with that change so we may update your record. If the Festival is not notified of the change and the link is found to be inactive or the password to be incorrect, the submission may be deemed ineligible.
4. The festival has no obligation (other than as stated in these rules or on our website) to disclose any of the following information: i) identities of screeners or judges; ii) notes, feedback, or information relating to the submitted project; and/or iii) details regarding the submission review or selection process.
5. The film submitted to the TORONTO CULT FILM FESTIVAL (TCFF) for a particular month can be re-submitted at any time for a second chance, considering that we have different judges' panels for each season.
6. A director/producer may submit more than one film in a category and more than one category at a time.
7. A nominee will be privately screened for the TORONTO CULT FILM FESTIVAL (TCFF) judging panel, and will not be screened initially to the public.
8. “Best” films of each category will receive a laurel & certificate.
9. A filmmaker’s submission fee will not be reimbursed if they decide to withdraw their submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.
10. We require an official trailer or poster, a synopsis, and a link to your film. Please select the correct category while submitting to avoid disqualification. We reserve the right to re-assign films to the appropriate category.

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