For their new TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival, the organization has invited users from around the globe to submit a short film that is 60 seconds or less in length.
To enter, simply upload your film to Instagram with the hashtag #TIFFxInstagram, then complete the submission form here. Submissions will be accepted until July 20.
A panel of judges including Selma director Ava Duvernay, director Xavier Dolan, music video director Nabil Elderkin and animator Rachel Ryle will select 30 finalists, whose work will be displayed on a TIFF Instagram page and the organization's website from August 8 to 17.
Then, on August 18, awards will be announced. There will be a fan choice award (handed to the video with the most Instagram likes) and a judge's choice award.
In a statement, TIFF director and CEO Piers Handling said, "Our collaboration with Instagram is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the work of filmmakers from all over the world and discover up-and-coming talent through the world's largest creative digital community, showcased by the world's largest public film festival."
For more information on the TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival, go here.
#TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival is a new digital shorts competition from @tiff_net and @instagram. We're calling all aspiring and established filmmakers from around the globe to share their original works. To submit your short: 1. Upload to Instagram, 2. Hashtag #TIFFxInstagram and, 3. Complete the form at www.tiff.net/shortsfestival. Finalists will be showcased on @tiff_net from August 8 to 17. Winners will be selected by our amazing jury, @directher, @xavierdolan, @nabildo,@rachelryle and will be unveiled on August 18th. Both lucky winners will be invited to #TIFF16 for a chance to network with filmmakers from around the world & more! #digitalshort #shortfilm #filmmaker #director #photographer #cinematographer #editor #film