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TORONTO MOVIE FESTIVALS

(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

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January - March

January

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

February

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)

March

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)

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April

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

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May

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
(24th Annual, April 27 - May 7, 2017, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema)
Toronto Spanish Film Festival (April 26 - May 17, 2017, Revue Cinema)
Toronto Jewish Film Festival (25th Annual, May 4-14, 2017)
Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival
(7th Annual, May 5 & 6, 2017, The Assembly Hall, South Etobicoke)
Italian Contemporary Film Festival Jr. (May 8-13, 2017, several venues)
ReelAbilities Toronto Film Festival
(2nd Annual, May 10-18, 2017, Innis Town Hall & Al Green Theatre)
International Film Festival of South Asia

(6th Annual, May 11-22, 2017, Cineplex Odeon Orion Gate Cinemas, Brampton)
May Movie Magic (May 12-14, 2017, Carlton Cinema)
Toronto Indie Doc Fest (3rd Annual, May 14-17, 2017, Revue Cinema)
Vaughan International Film Festival
(5th Annual, May 15-18, 2017, Cineplex Vaughan Cinemas)
Bollywood In The Bluffs (Scarborough Bluffs)
Toronto International Deaf Film & Arts Festival
(6th Annual, May 24-27, 2017, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema)
T.O. Webfest (4th Annual, May 25-27, 2017, CN Tower)
Inside Out LGBT Film Festival (27th Annual, May 25 - June 4, 2017, TIFF Bell Lightbox)
Censured In Canada (2nd since 2015, May 27 & 28, 2017, CineCycle)

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June

Sudden Impulse Film Festival (6th Annual, June 3, 2017, Revue Cinema)
Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival (5th Annual, June 6-11, 2017, Fox Cinema)
aluCine Latin Film & Media Arts Festival (17th Annual, June 7-11, 2017, Jackman Hall)
DocNow Festival of Ryerson MFA Productions
(9th Annual, June 7, 14 & 21, 2017, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema)
Planet in Focus Student Film Festival (June 8, 2017, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema)
Italian Contemporary Film Festival (6th Annual, June 8-16, 2017, TIFF Bell Lightbox)
Toronto Japanese Film Festival
(6th Annual, June 8-28, 2017, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre)
Canadian Sport Film Festival (June 9-11, 2017, TIFF Bell Lightbox)
Toronto Queer Film Festival (2nd Annual, June 14-17, 2017, Steelworkers Hall)
Toronto Smartphone Film Festival
(6th Annual, June 15 & 17, 2017, Rogers Communication Centre)
Breakthroughs Film Festival (June 16 & 17, 2017, Royal Cinema)
North by Northeast Music and Film Festival and Conference

(Film Festival: 16th Annual, June 15-19, 2017)
Worldwide Short Film Festival (no longer)
Female Eye Film Festival (15th Annual, June 20-25, 2017, Fox Theatre, Theatre Centre)
What the Film Festival (June 24, 2017, Royal Cinema)
Open Roof Festival (8th Annual, June-August, 2017, 99 Sudbury St.)
Christie Pits Film Festival
(7th Annual, Sundays, June 25 - August 20, 2017, outdoors in Christie Pits Park)
Contact Dance International Film Festival
(3rd Annual, June 28 - July 2, 2017, Celia Franca Centre, 400 Jarvis St.)

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July - August

July

Reel HeART International Film and Screenplay Festival (13th Annual, July 3-8, 2017)
Toronto Korean Film Festival (6th Annual, July 12-16, 2017, Innis Town Hall)
Mississauga Independent Film Festival
Shinsedai Cinema Festival (cancelled in 2013)

August

Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival
(6th Annual, August 3-6, 2017, Cineplex Cinema, Mississauga)
Lost Episode Toronto Festival (5th Annual, August 10-13, 2017, Carlton Cinema)
Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival (9th Annual, August 11-12, 2017, Innis Town Hall)
Sail-In Cinema Festival (7th Annual, August 17-19, 2017, Sugar Beach, Corus Quay)
Rastafest (17th Annual, August 19-20, 2017, Black Creek Pioneer Village)
BITE ME! Toronto International Body Image Film & Arts Festival

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September

Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival
(26th Annual, September 6, 2017, Daniels Spectrum)
Toronto Beaches Film Festival (6th Annual, September 7-9, 2017, Fox Theatre)
CaribbeanTales Film Festival (7th Annual, September 6-21, 2017, Royal Theatre)
Toronto Independent Film Festival
(8th Annual, September 7-16, 2017, Carlton Cinema)
Toronto International Film Festival
(42nd Annual, September 7-17, 2017, TIFF Bell Lightbox)
Toronto Urban Film Festival (10th Annual, September 10-18, 2016, on display screens on TTC subway station platforms) now ended after 10 years!
Nollywood Travel Film Festival (September 12-16, 2017, Market Square Cinema)
Parkdale Film and Video Showcase (18th Annual, September 16, 2016, Gallery 1313)
not happening in 2017.
Canadian International Faith & Family Film Festival

(September 16-17, 2017, Innis Town Hall)
Toronto Palestine Film Festival (10th Annual, September 20-24, 2017, TIFF Bell Lightbox)
Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival (1st, September 29-30, 2017, Revue Cinema)
Culture Days (September 29-October 1, 2017, across Canada)

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October

Toronto International Queer West Film Festival
(9th Annual, October 6-8, 2017, Revue Cinema) 2017 festival cancelled!
Cinéfranco (20th Annual, October 6-12, 2017, Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Rd.)
Commffest (12th Annual, October 10-16, 2017, Market Square Cinema)
Reelworld Film Festival (17th Annual, October 11-15, 2017, Harbourfront Centre)
Toronto After Dark (12th Annual, October 12-20, 2017, Scotiabank Theatre)
Brazilian Film and TV Festival of Toronto
(10th Annual, October 13-16, 2016, Carlton Cinema)
Toronto South African Film Festival
(4th Annual, October 14 & 15, 2017, TIFF Bell Lightbox)
Moving Image Film Festival (3rd? Annual, October 14-16, 2011)
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)
Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival
(18th Annual, October 17-22, 2017, Jackman Hall, Innis Town Hall, Bloor Hot Docs)
ImagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival
(18th Annual, October 18-22, 2017, TIFF Bell Lightbox)
Eatable Films Festival (2nd Annual, October 22-25, 2016, Royal Theatre)
Macedonian Film Festival (12th Annual, October 28-29, 2017, Carlton Cinema)
Filmi

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November

Toronto Serbian Film Festival (17th Annual, November 2-5, 2017, Kingsway Cinema)
International Diaspora Film Festival (17th Annual, Nov 2-5, 2017, Carlton Cinema)
Brazil Film Fest (11th Annual, November 3-5, 2017, TIFF Bell Lightbox)
Estdocs (13th Annual, November 3-7, 2017, Bloor Hot Docs, Estonian House)
Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival
(25th Annual, November 3-11, 2017, Workman Arts Theatre)
Ekran Toronto Polish Film Festival (9th Annual, Nov. 6-12, 2017, Revue Cinema)
Reel Indie Film Festival (5th Annual, November 7-12, 2017, Jackman Hall, AGO)
Toronto Indie Horror Fest (2nd Annual, Nov 8-11, 2017, D-Beatstro, 1292 Bloor St. W.)
Toronto International Short Film Festival
(4th Annual, November 9-11, 2016, Carlton Cinema)
Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
(21st Annual, November 9-18, 2017, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Jackman Hall)
European Union Film Festival (14th Annual, November 9-23, 2017, Royal Theatre)
Syria Film Festival
(3rd Annual, November 10-12, 2017, Jackman Hall, Isabel Bader 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)
Regent Park Film Festival
(15th Annual, November 15-18, 2017, Daniels Spectrum, Regent Park)
Pomegranate Film Festival
(12th Annual, Nov. 15-19, 2017, Fairview Cineplex, Regent and Hamazkayin Theatres)
Reel Awareness Human Rights Film Festival
(12th Annual, November 16-18, 2017, Carlton Cinema)
CineIran Festival (2nd Annual, November 17-19, 2017, TIFF Bell Lightbox, AGO)
Freedom First - Hungary 1956 Film Festival
(November 17-20, 2016, TIFF Bell Lightbox)
Blood In The Snow Canadian Film Festival
(6th Annual, November 23-26, 2017, Royal Theatre)
Bloody Mary Film Festival (2nd Annual, Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, 2017, Carlton Cinema)

December

December

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)
Toronto World International Film Festival (3rd Annual, December 17 & 18, 2017)
The Shortest Day (December 18-21, 2015, free shorts screenings across the country)

January - November

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

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