Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival


Years running: 12 (since 2011)

Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival

International Short Film Festival in Toronto.


Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival, in association with Lakeshore Arts, aims to showcase the independent spirit and passion of short films while fostering the film community of the South Etobicoke area. The Festival acknowledges outstanding achievement through awards by local sponsors.


The number, categories and types of awards to be given, and the recipients, will be determined and decided in the sole discretion of the Festival based on the Films submitted. The categories may, but are not required to, include: best film, best cinematography, best performance (male / female) or any other category determined by the Festival.


Submit via Filmfreeway.

Films previously submitted to the Festival may not be re-submitted.

Entrants can submit up to three Films, each with a separate entry form and fee.

Each entrant of an award-winning Film will receive 2 tickets to the Festival Awards and to the screening of their film.

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Michelle Nolden (Festival Director).




Official Website


2422 Lakeshore Blvd West
Toronto ON M8V1c4

Phone: 416 201 7093
Fax: 416 201 7093


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    November 16, 2020
  • Extended Deadline
    November 30, 2020
  • Earlybird Deadline
    December 20, 2020
  • Regular Deadline
    January 10, 2021
  • Late Deadline
    January 30, 2021
  • Notifications
    March 15, 2021
  • Event Dates
    25 April — 1 May 2021
Categories & Fees

Lake shorts is looking for short films suitable for audiences 8-14 for the Family Friendly Screening

  • Extended Deadline — $20
  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $30
  • Late Deadline — $35

Lakeshorts seeks short films of all types, including student films. Must be under 20 min in length to be showcased at the Loved and Local and Gala Screenings.

  • Extended Deadline — $20
  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $30
  • Late Deadline — $35
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