Toronto Urban Film Festival One Minute. Ten Years. Endless Imagination. Call for Entries is Now Open

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TUFF, North America's Longest-Running Commuter Film Festival Turns 10 This September and is Getting Ready to Celebrate 10 Years of Outstanding One-Minute Films from Toronto, Across North America and Around the World.

Take Up the Challenge. Make a Minute that Counts. Share it with Millions.

TUFF accepts all genres of silent, one-minute film, video, and animation.

FREE Deadline: May 15th

An entry fee of $20.00 is required after May 15th.

Final Deadline: July 15, 2016


The 10th annual Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) will bring the best one-minute silent films from around the world to Toronto subway platforms from September 10 - 18, 2016. TUFF launches the 10th anniversary celebrations with TUFF Ten, a special programme in recognition of the festival's history.

TUFF Ten will take over all 346 PATTISON Onestop digital subway screens, replacing all regular content, from 10:00 am - 4:00pm on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Starting September 11th, TUFF will be seen daily at five-minute intervals from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., on all subway platform screens across Toronto, entertaining an audience of over 1.2 million daily commuters.

Continuing TUFF traditions for 2016, dedicated PATTISON Onestop subway screens in key stations will present an uninterrupted viewing of TUFF each day, and Too TUFF for the TTC will offer an online program of great films not appropriate for screening in a public transit setting.

Named one of the 'Coolest Film Festivals' by MovieMaker Magazine, TUFF is North America's largest commuter film festival. Selected films are eligible for cash prizes and awards, with a top prize of $3,000. Past guest judges include: Patricia Rozema, Guy Maddin, Bruce McDonald, Jennifer Baichwal, Atom Egoyan, and Deepa Mehta.

One Minute. Ten Years. Endless Imagination. Visit the TUFF website for submission details, festival information and to view past films at

TUFF is produced and presented by PATTISON Onestop and supported by Art for Commuters.

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Onestop is a world leader in the development and operation of Digital Out-of-Home Media (DOOH). Onestop creates and delivers uniquely engaging experiences that connect the physical and digital worlds, and provides audiences timely and relevant information in engaging spaces. Onestop leverages proprietary technology to deploy digital campaigns for mass transit, office, airport, residential, and retail environments, as well as being the exclusive media provider in the PATH - Toronto's underground walkway connecting office towers and subway stations to over 1,200 shops and services. Onestop is a division of PATTISON Outdoor Advertising.

About Art for Commuters - @art4commuters

Art for Commuters (A4C) is a non-profit curatorial collective that initiates unique, thought-provoking projects in the public realm. Since it was founded in 2007, A4C has enjoyed successful partnerships, and has brought hundreds of artworks to the TTC subway platform screens as PATTISON's arts programming partner. The collective co-founded TUFF and continues to support the festival.

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TUFF Turns 10! North America's Largest Commuter Film Festival Annual Call for One-Minute Submissions is Now Open.