When will the date of the festival be announced?
FOFS takes place annually in May, the festival date is usually announced within 4-6 weeks of the event.
Where is the festival
Since 2016 FOFS has been partnering with Cineplex Entertainment to bring an enhanced experience to our audience. Our event is held every year at Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, located at 259 Richmond St W., in the heart of downtown Toronto.
What kind of films can I expect to see at the festival?
We program exclusively Canadian short films made by emerging filmmakers age 40 and younger. Every year we screen an eclectic group of films ranging from narrative pieces to documentary to experimental films.
How long is the festival?
The festival takes place over one day and includes an Industry Panel, Film Screenings, and an After Party. The entire day of events is spread out over 9 hours. The screenings themselves range from 90-120 minutes, including opening remarks.
Do I need to buy separate tickets to each festival day event?
Your ticket permits you to all three (3) festival day events. At this time there are no ticket options available for individual events.
What happens if I arrive late to the festival?
Your festival pass guarantees your seat for up to 15 minutes after the festival start time. After the 15 minute grace period, your seat will be released for purchase should another patron need it.
Who can I contact with questions about submissions and waiver codes?
For any inquiries relative to submissions or programming please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, for general inquiries you can contact email@example.com.
Can I submit a film that is longer than the time limit expressed in the submission guidelines?
Your film must fall within our time limit regulations, including credits. Exceptions may be made for films within over minute of the time limit, but films longer than that will not be accepted.
What happens if I submit a film that does not meet the submission guidelines?
It is the filmmaker's responsibility to read and understand the submission guidelines before making their submission. Submission fees for ineligible films will not be refunded, except in extenuating circumstances. Our submissions guidelines can be found both on our website and our FilmFreeway page. If you need clarification on any of the guidelines, or have specific questions, don't hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is the Scotiabank Theatre Toronto accessible to differently-abled people?
Cineplex is committed to improving access for guests with disabilities. A limited number of accessible seats are available in each theatre, and guide animals are permitted throughout the theatre. For more details on Cineplex's accessibility policy click here.
Is the festival accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing?
Starting in 2019, FOFS has implemented measures to ensure that our event is accessible to an even wider audience. ASL interpreters will be present at our event all day signing for the Industry Panel, opening remarks of the Screenings, and After Party remarks, including our awards ceremony. All film and video content played onscreen will have open captions in English, so that no additional caption machines are necessary. If you have a concern about our accessibility or would like to suggest other accommodations, please email email@example.com.
Are minors permitted to the official FOFS After Party?
No people under the age of 18 will be permitted to the FOFS After Party, as alcohol will be served. Special consideration will be given to filmmakers whose work is appearing at the festival, although they will not be allowed to consume alcohol of any kind at the event.