Submissions for Festival 2019 are now open!

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Dates & Deadlines

Opening date: July 25, 2018
Earlybird deadline: August 24, 2018
Regular deadline: September 21, 2018
Late deadline: October 19, 2018
Notification date: January 18, 2019
Festival 2018: March 21 - 24, 2019

  Water Docs Film Festival : March 21-24, 2019

Water Docs Film Festival: March 21-24, 2019

Criteria

Style/format:

  • Feature = 60-120 min
  • Short feature = 16-50 minutes (but 50-59 min films will also be considered)
  • Short = 15 min or less
  • Documentary
  • Feature
  • Short
  • Narrative
  • Animation
  • Experimental
  • Music Video
  • Campaign PSA
  • Foreign Language (with English subtitles)
  • Environmental, Sci-Fi, Parody, Fantasy

Contemporary:

  • Films up to 3 years old and not widely screened, at least in Toronto.
  • Please send an enquiry if the film is older than 3 years.

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