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(Most "film" festivals show digital movies, not films.)

100 movie festivals! More than in any other city!
This is the most comprehensive list available,
but incomplete. Suggestions are welcome.
Sources: Torontoplex - indiefilmTO - About Toronto

Toronto Movie Festivals Calendar
(venues listed are only the main and most-recent)

Jan-Mar - April - May - June - Jul-Aug - Sep - Oct - Nov - Dec


January - March


the8fest (10th Annual, January 27-29, 2017, Polish Combatants Hall, 206 Beverley St.)


Flashback Film Festival formerly the Great Digital Film Festival
(February 3-9, 2017, Cineplex Cinema)
Toronto Black Film Festival (5th Annual, February 15-19, 2017, Carlton Cinema)
TIFF Next Wave (8th Annual, February 17-19, 2017, TIFF Bell Lightbox)
Cinéfranco: Youth Festival (February 21 - March 7, 2017, Canada Square Cinema)


Toronto Irish Film Festival (7th Annual, March 3-5, 2017, TIFF Bell Lightbox)
Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries Film and Video Festival
(March 9-12, 2017, Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario)
Toronto Short Film Festival (3rd Annual, March 13-17, 2017, Carlton Cinema)
Canadian Film Fest (11th Annual, March 21-25, 2017, Scotiabank Theatre)
Banff Mountain Film Festival Toronto (March 24-26, 2017, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema)
Water Docs (5th Annual, March 29 - April 2, 2017, Bloor Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema)
Human Rights Watch Film Festival Toronto
(14th Annual, March 29 - April 6, 2017, TIFF Bell Lightbox)
Breast Fest Film Fest (7th Annual, March, 2017)



Toronto Nepali Film Festival
(8th Annual, April 1 at Innis Town Hall, and April 2 at Mississauga Central Library)
Toronto Silent Film Festival
(8th Annual, April 6-11 & 23, 2017, in various venues around town)
TIFF Kids International Film Festival
(20th Annual, April 7-23, 2017, TIFF Bell Lightbox)
(previously Sprockets Toronto International Film Festival for Children and Youth)
National Canadian Film Day
(3rd Annual, April 19, 2017, 1700 free screenings across the country, 100 in Toronto)
Images Festival (30th Annual, April 20-27, 2017, Innis Town Hall)
Toronto Animation Arts Festival International
(April 22-25, 2017, George Brown College Waterfront Campus)
Toronto Hispano-American Film Festival
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
(24th Annual, April 27 - May 7, 2017, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema)



Toronto Indie Doc Fest (3rd Annual, May 2017, Revue Cinema)
Toronto Jewish Film Festival (25th Annual, May 4-14, 2017)
Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival
TO WebFest - Toronto International Web Series Festival
Bollywood In The Bluffs (Scarborough Bluffs)
Canadian Sport Film Festival
Contact Dance International Film Festival
Italian Contemporary Film Festival Jr.
May Movie Magic
Reel Abilities
Toronto International Deaf Film & Arts Festival
Toronto Spanish Film Festival
Vaughan Film Festival

Censured In Canada (May 27-28, 2017)
Inside Out LGBT Film Festival (26th Annual, May 26 - June 5, 2016, TIFF Bell Lightbox)



North by Northeast Music and Film Festival and Conference (June 15-19, 2016)
Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival (4th Annual, June 2-11, 2016)
AluCine Toronto Latin Film & Media Arts Festival (16th Annual, June 3-5, 2016, AGO)
DocNow Festival of Ryerson MFA Productions (June 6 & 7, 2016, Bloor Cinema)
Planet in Focus Student Film Festival (June 9, 2016, Bloor Cinema)
Italian Contemporary Film Festival (5th Annual, June 9-17, 2016, TIFF Bell Lightbox)
Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival
Worldwide Short Film Festival (no longer)
Female Eye Film Festival (14th Annual, June 15-19, 2016, Artscape Youngplace)
Toronto Korean Film Festival (5th Annual, June 17-24, 2016, Innis Town Hall)
Toronto Queer Film Festival (First Annual, June 22-24, 2016, CineCycle)
What the Film Festival (June 23-25, 2016, Royal Cinema)
Open Roof Festival (7th Annual, June-August, 2016, 99 Sudbury St.)
Christie Pits Film Festival (Sundays, June-August, outdoors in Christie Pits Park)
Toronto World International Film Festival (June 28-29, 2016, Innis Town Hall)
Breakthroughs Film Festival
Toronto Japanese Film Festival
Toronto Smartphone Film Festival
World International Film Festival


July - August


Reel HeART International Film and Screenplay Festival (12th Annual, July 4-9, 2016)
Toronto Beaches Film Festival (5th Annual, July 7-8, 2016, Fox Theatre)
Mississauga Independent Film Festival
Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival
(5th Annual, August 4-7, 2016, Cineplex Cinema, Mississauga)
Shinsedai Cinema Festival (cancelled in 2013)


Lost Episode Toronto Festival (4th Annual, August 5-7, 2016, Carlton Cinema)
Toronto International Queer West Film Festival
(7th Annual, August 11-14, 2016, Buddies In Bad Times Theatre)
BITE ME! Toronto International Body Image Film & Arts Festival



Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival
(25th Annual, September 7, 2016, Daniels Spectrum)
CaribbeanTales Film Festival (11th Annual, September 7-17, 2016, Royal Theatre)
Toronto Independent Film Festival (September 8-17, 2016, Carlton Cinema)
Toronto International Film Festival (41st Annual, September 8-18, 2016, TIFF Bell Lightbox)
Toronto Urban Film Festival (10th Annual, September 10-18, 2016, on display screens on TTC subway station platforms)
Parkdale Film and Video Showcase (18th Annual, September 16, 2016, Gallery 1313)
Toronto Palestine Film Festival (9th Annual, September 22-25, 2016, TIFF Bell Lightbox)
Culture Days



Commffest (11th Annual, October 12-16, 2016, Market Square Cinema)
Reelworld Film Festival (17th Annual, October 12-17, 2017, Harbourfront Centre)
Brazilian Film and TV Festival of Toronto
(10th Annual, October 13-16, 2016, Carlton Cinema)
Toronto After Dark (11th Annual, October 13-21, 2016, Scotiabank Theatre)
Moving Image Film Festival (3rd? Annual, October 14-16, 2011)
CineIran Festival (2nd Annual, October 14-16, 2016, TIFF Bell Lightbox)
Toronto Russian Film Festival (7th Annual, October 16-18, 2015, Innis Town Hall)
Directors Guild of Canada Awards Film Festival
(15th Annual, October 16-21, 2016, Royal Theatre)
ImagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival
(17th Annual, October 19-23, 2016, TIFF Bell Lightbox)
Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival
(17th Annual, October 20-23, 2016, Jackman Hall, Innis Town Hall, Bloor Hot Docs)
Macedonian Film Festival (11th Annual, October 22-23, 2016, Carlton Cinema)
Eatable Films Festival (2nd Annual, October 22-25, 2016, Royal Theatre)
Cinéfranco (19th Annual, Oct. 27 - Nov. 1, 2016, Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd.)



Bloody Mary Film Festival (1st Annual, November 3 & 4, 2016, Carlton Cinema)
Syria Film Festival
(2nd Annual, November 4-6, 2016, Jackman Hall, Isabel Bader Theatre)
Brazil Film Fest (10th Annual, November 4-6, 2016, TIFF Bell Lightbox)
International Diaspora Film Festival (16th Annual, Nov 4-7, 2016, Carlton Cinema)
Estdocs (12th Annual, November 4-8, 2016, Estonian House)
Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival
(24th Annual, November 4-12, 2016, Jackman Hall, Workman Arts Theatre)
Ekran Toronto Polish Film Festival (8th Annual, Nov 7-12, 2016, Revue Cinema)
Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
(20th Annual, November 8-19, 2016, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Jackman Hall)
Toronto International Short Film Festival
(4th Annual, November 9-11, 2016, Carlton Cinema)
Toronto Indie Horror Fest (1st Annual, Nov 9-12, 2016, D-Beatstro, 1292 Bloor St. W.)
Toronto Serbian Film Festival (16th Annual, November 10-13, 2016, Regent Theatre)
European Union Film Festival (13th Annual, November 10-24, 2016, Royal Theatre)
Toronto NXT Film Fest (1st Annual, November 11-13, 2015, Carlton Cinema)
Canadian Labour International Film Festival
(8th Annual, November 12 & 13, 2016, Carlton Cinema)
Reel Indie Film Festival (4th Annual, November 15-20, 2016, Jackman Hall, AGO)
Pomegranate Film Festival
(11th Annual, Nov. 16-20, 2016, Fairview Cineplex, Regent and Hamazkayin Theatres)
Reel Awareness Human Rights Film Festival
(11th Annual, November 17-19, 2016, Carlton Cinema)
Toronto South African Film Festival
(3rd Annual, November 17 & 19, 2016, Isabel Bader Theatre, U. of T.)
Freedom First - Hungary 1956 Film Festival
(November 17-20, 2016, TIFF Bell Lightbox)
Regent Park Film Festival
(14th Annual, November 23-26, 2016, Daniels Spectrum, Regent Park)
Blood In The Snow Canadian Film Festival
(5th Annual, November 24-27, 2016, Cineplex Cinemas, Yonge and Dundas)



Videodrunk Film Festival
(3rd Annual, December 1-3, 2016, Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth Ave.)
JAYU Human Rights Film Festival (5th Annual, December 9-11, 2016, Bloor Hot Docs)
The Shortest Day
(December 18-21, 2015, free shorts screenings across the country)

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