Toronto Film and Documentary Festival

Festival Description: 
Toronto Film and Documentary Festival

The main goal of Toronto Film and Documentary Festival is to present the most exciting and inspiring new works on film being made today.
And equally, to promote an understanding and appreciation of the world through moving pictures.
The Toronto Film and Documentary Festival is the premiere venue for non-fiction film in the Canada. 
Toronto Film and Documentary Festival offers an ideal setting for filmmakers to premiere new work and develop lasting relationships with fellow filmmakers and industry. 
The festival plans to draw an audience of 5,000 and film entries from every corner of the globe. 
The festival plans to hosts over 200 visiting artists, and to presents an average of 100 non-fiction films, and offers a variety of exciting events throughout town. 
In addition to screenings, the Big Toronto Independent Shop is a five-day industry event that includes panels, master classes, workshops. 
Films about far-reaching subjects by renowned directors comprise this section, highlighting our ongoing commitment to documentaries. Each is a World premiere.
Pure, bold works distinguished by an innovative, forward-thinking approach to storytelling. 
Digital tech paired with unfettered creativity promises they will shape a “greater” next wave in the World cinema.
The Spotlight program is a tribute to the cinema we love, and presents films that have played throughout the World.
One-of-a-kind moments highlighting new independent works that add to the unique Festival experience.
Rediscover classic works of indie cinema from the vaults of our partnership with the Top film collection which now contains more than 2,300 films.
Especially for our youngest independent film fans. In cooperation with Utah Film Center who present the annual Kid's section of Toronto Film and Documentary Festival.
From horror flicks to bizarre comedies to works that defy any genre, these unruly films will keep you on the edge of your seat and wide awake.
We have witnessed an explosion in the opportunities available for writers developing episodic content for Internet use and online platforms.
Open to all artists, and held around the country, Workshops and Day Labs offer participants premium resources and expert advice on topics ranging from screenwriting to digital distribution.
These intensive versions of our Lab experience provide opportunities for artists to be inspired in their storytelling and empowered to advance their projects to the next phase.
Awards & Prizes: 
Awards & Prizes: 
Awards are determined by a jury of industry veterans.
Awards are given in these categories for cinematic excellence:
- Best Film 
- Best Director 
- Best Screenplay 
- Best Actor 
- Best Actress 
- Best Feature 
- Best Documentary Feature 
- Discovery Award 
- Best Short 
- Best Short 
- Best Music Video
Rules & Terms: 
1. Submission Deadlines 
Submissions are accepted. 
2. Submission Format 
Films must be submitted via online 
3. Submission Eligibility 
- There is no premiere policy for short films and music videos. 
- Works-in-progress and films with distribution are accepted.
4. Premiere Status 
- There is no Premiere policy for any feature or short films and music videos, they may have screened at other Festivals and/or online.
5. Submission Fee 
All  submissions for Toronto Film and Documentary Festival are to be paid by credit card. The submission fee is non-refundable.
Festival Organizers: 
Sandy Fitterman (Administrator)
Festival Contact Information: 
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Opening Date: 
March 14, 2024
Earlybird Deadline: 
July 21, 2024
Regular Deadline: 
January 12, 2024
Submission Address: 
My festival has the same submission address.
Late Deadline: 
April 12, 2024
Extended Deadline: 
June 24, 2024
Notification Date: 
April 27, 2024
Event Date: 
April 29, 2024 to June 24, 2024


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Dear Festival Director and

Dear Festival Director and Team 

Thank you for selecting Our feature film TARA the journey of love & passion. 
its an honour for our film and team .

Great Film Festival amazing experience .

God bless you and your team for making this event grand & successful

Warm regards
Kumar Raj ( Producer & Director )
Umair Siddiqui ( Film Festival Director )
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Kumar Raj Productions


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Our special comments 

Our special comments 

We are very proud & glad for our feature film " Tara the journey of love & passion "  film team to be part of your prestigious film festival .

We have suggestions which we would like to put forward for positive improvement of our film festival to grow & become worlds no1 film festival & we will be happy to contribute positive suggestions in the growth of your film festival .

a)  PRESS INCLUDING  TV , RADIO , FILM MAGAZINES , ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINES , EVENT COMPANIES , MAGAZINES , E -NEWS PAPERS   has to be invited by your festival coordinator has to  send our invitations to entire press to cover the event .  regular press releases send before and after the event .

b) The consulates of all countries to be invited 

c) Govt officials , minsters to be invited 

d) Big sponsors to be invited 

e) The tourism ministry & tourism department to be notified in advance to include the film festivals in all their publicity & printouts 

f) There has to be advertisement / publicity in local news papaers & on billboards which are sponsored .

g)  Big names in show biz in the country have to be invited to make the event successful

h) Tie up with colleges & schools  to ensure all seats are filled up during all screenings and award function no seat should be empty .

i ) Have interns for the film festival taken from media colleges where by you have 30 interns to help during the film festival 

j) There should be photographers interns from photography college . there should be 25 photographers clicking pics .

k) Red carpers have to be bigger 

l) The publicity boards for taking pix in front have to be bigger & better 

m) The  directors -producers & lead actress have to be sponsored to fly down for film festival  with help of big sponsors .

n) Sponsors you have to tie up with biggest advertising companies , event management companies radio , billboard & tv companies for big sponsorship tie ups 

o) You can get sponsors form various consulates , govt bodies , event management companies , film commissions etc .

Good luck i can keep going on 

Would love you to succeed in very big way & become no 1 in world , we are there to stand by you all the time we promise you .

Good luck 

God bless you 

Best regards 

Kumar Raj ( Producer & Director )

Kumar Raj Productons


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