Submit

We are now accepting silent 60-second film, video and animation that are of interest to an urban public. 

DEADLINE: JULY 15, 2014

You can upload your film to our site, or mail it to us. See below for technical and other information.

 

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SUBMISSION DATES AND DEADLINES

TUFF SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 15th, 2014

Fee: April 15 - June 14 = FREE; June 15 - July 15 = $20 CAD per film

PROGRAMMING THEMES

We are looking for film, video and animation that will engage an urban public. This means that submissions can have an urban theme, or just be of interest to an urban population.

New this year, we are also looking for Canadian “Local Stories” that examine, explore, critique, or show their love for their own hometowns. Selections of these local stories will appear on shopping mall screens across their home province.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

LENGTH: 60 seconds (exactly!)

AUDIO: No audio (TTC screens do not support audio)

FORMAT: Either DV NTSC Standard (4:3) and Widescreen (16:9), or HD video formats

FRAME RATE: 30 fps, deinterlaced

FILE SIZE: Under 200 MB in size (if uploading)

ACCEPTED CODECS: Windows Media 8 or 9; divx; xvid; Quicktime H.264 or Sorenson 3.

ACCEPTED FILE EXTENSIONS: mov, avi, mpg, mpeg, mp4, wmv, asf

FILM TITLE AND BASIC CREDITS APPEAR BESIDE THE FILM AT ALL TIME, SO IT IS UNNECESSARY TO INCLUDE THEM IN YOUR 60-SECOND FILM. LONGER CREDITS APPEAR WITH YOUR FILM ONLINE.

SEE FRAMEWORK MOCK-UP

CONSIDERATIONS FOR SCREENING ON THE TTC

The TTC will not allow us to screen any film that minimizes or detracts from the image of the TTC or its employees; condones discrimination; or condones, exploits or incites either violence or hatred. We are also unable to screen any films which contain nudity.

TUFF RULES AND REGULATIONS

RELEASE

By participating in the Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF), I certify that I/we are the sole owner(s) of the work described above, and that I have obtained all necessary releases and clearances necessary for public screening. By submitting this entry, I agree that the Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF), Art for Commuters (A4C), Pattison Onestop, its affiliates and assigns may publicly screen the work, as part of TUFF, and may use all or part of the work and any stills and descriptive material, including the title of the work in any publicity efforts for the festival, including any broadcast or Internet website use. I also agree to allow my submission to be included in repeat screenings of TUFF which may occur outside of the original context, and which may include being part of a TUFF screening at other film festivals both within and outside of Canada. I understand that my screening copy may not be returned.

THIRD PARTY RIGHTS & CLEARANCES

All one-minute films must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. If the film contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to the submission of the film, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit use of the film by the Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF). TUFF reserves the right, in its sole and unfettered discretion, to verify at any time during the Competition that all necessary Clearances relating to any film have been obtained. At any time during the Festival, TUFF reserves the right, in its sole and unfettered discretion, to disqualify and remove any film that potentially or actually infringes any third party's copyright(s).

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

By entering into this Contest, entrants hereby release and discharge the Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, assigns, agents, representatives, independent contractors, officers, employees and directors from and against any and all claims, liabilities, costs, damages and expenses of any kind arising out of or relating to their participation in this Festival, their use or acceptance of any prize, the use by TUFF of any films submitted by entrants and/or any actions or decisions of TUFF in connection with the conduct and administration of this Festival. Entrants hereby waive any right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in connection with any claim against TUFF, any of the Co-Sponsors, or any of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, assigns, agents, representatives, independent contractors, officers, employees and directors.

TUFF is not responsible for technical failures of any kind or any problems or delays arising from any technical, software or equipment malfunctions, computer viruses, or any other technical, equipment or human errors of any kind, or any damage or alteration to your film that may occur in connection with the uploading or display of the film. If TUFF determines in its sole discretion that there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering or fraud relating to any portion of the Festival, or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Festival, TUFF reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. TUFF is not liable for any failure to screen one-minute films if that failure is due to circumstances beyond its control.