Coming September 10-19, 2010, over the same period that the Toronto International Film Festival will be in full swing comes the Toronto Urban Film Festival. The Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF), unique in North America, is a 10-day public film festival that reaches 1.3 million daily commuters on the Onestop TTC subway platform screens. Urban-themed films from across Canada and around the world play every 10 minutes on 270 screens in 50 subways stations across Toronto.
The 4th annual TUFF will take place on the Onestop Network of 270 subway platforms screens throughout the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) from September 10 – 19, 2010, at the same time as TIFF. Each year TUFF screens only the best films from of hundreds of submissions. In 2010 TUFF is raising the bar – showcasing fewer films in order to give our finalists more exposure.
TUFF is open to both Canadian and international submissions. All films screened are silent and exactly one-minute in length.
TUFF, the film festival for commuters, showcases all genres of film, video, and animation from both professional and amateur filmmakers. Filmmakers are asked to consider seven themes designed to engage the imagination of an urban population.
Each year a Guest Jury is invited to select the final films and program them into our thematic categories. The Guest Judge then chooses the films which are awarded our top prizes. The Guest Judge this year is none other then celebrated Canadian Director, Producer and Screenwriter Deepa Mehta. So if you have something to say about the urban landscape and willing to commit that artistry to film, make sure to check out the TUFF website for regulations and make sure to get in your submissions by the deadline on July 15, 2010!!