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TUFF 2010, call for entries

May 18, 2010

Making a great one-minute film? that’s TUFF!

The Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) is a 10-day (September 10-19, 2010) public film festival that reaches over 1.3 million daily subway commuters.

TUFF is looking for the best one-minute silent films from across Canada and around the world. Filmmakers, animators and video artists are invited to consider our urban-themed categories:

* Urban Encounters and Other Stories
* Our Environment and Urban Growth
* The Medium is the Message
* Urban Ideas and Politics
* Urban Journeys
* The City is a Poem
* After Night Falls

Over $10,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the winning films. Artist fees of $100 will be paid to every film that’s selected by our jury to screen on the TTC and on the TUFF website.

Films are selected by a guest jury, with the top films chosen by a Guest Judge; this year it’s Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Deepha Metha (Water, Midnight’s Children). The TUFF 2010 Jury includes Min Sook Lee, Jorge Lozano, Kathleen Mullen, Sarah Robayo Sheridan, Haema Sivanesan, and Michael Zryd.

TUFF SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 15, 2010
Submit your film by May 31st and avoid the $10 entry fee. Fees rise to $15 on July 1st.