Toronto Vanguard – Screenwriter


  • Best Film of the Fest: $1000
  • Best Director & Best Female Director: $500
  • Best Screenplay: $500
  • Best Short Film: $300
  • Best TV Pilot: $300
  • Best Movie Depicting an LGBTQI Story: $300
  • Best Non-English Narrative Movie (with subtitles): $300
  • Best Music Video: $300
  • Best Horror Movie or Short: $300
  • Best Sci-fi Movie or Short: $300
  • Best Canadian Feature or Short: $300
  • Best Documentary: $300
  • Best Student Feature or Short: $300

Submitting a video? See the filmmakers’ page.

All filmmakers are welcome, whether black, white, brown, pink, gay, straight, non-binary, abled, differently abled, female, identifying as female, male, extraterrestrial or anything else.

Lead and be bold! We want to hear from you! Submit below.

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Whether a veteran filmmaker or a newly minted cadet, we want to see your movie. All genres are welcome.

We are looking for filmmakers foregrounding innovative & diverse points of view.



Short FilmShort films must not exceed 30 minutes in duration. All genres welcome.

Feature FilmFeature films must be at least 70 minutes long and must not exceed 180 minutes in duration. All genres welcome.

Music VideosMusic videos must be between 2 – 10 minutes in duration.

TV PilotsTV Pilots should not exceed 60 minutes in duration. All genres welcome.



Each submission fee we receive contributes to providing a platform for innovative voices everywhere. Our submission fee was created so there is a minimum barrier to entry for any filmmaker; as such we do not offer fee waivers.

Early Bird (before 19 Mar 2018): $10

General Entry (20 Mar 2018 to 20 Jul 2018): $20

Late Entry (21 Jul 2018 to 31 Aug 2018): $40

Extended Entry (1 Sep 2018 to 30 Sep 2018): $50

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