Who We Are
The Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival is a juried
showcase for some of the world's best short films, receiving
submissions from across Canada and United States, as well
as Europe, South America, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan.
Cabbagetown resident, Gina Dineen, a Toronto actress, producer,
and York University Film School graduate, founded the festival
in 1992. Since then, the festival has grown substantially
from a celebration of local filmmakers to one of the best
fringe festivals in the country.
But...where is Cabbagetown?
Located in the heart of Toronto, Canada, Cabbagetown is an
eclectic, economically diverse, multicultural and artistic neighbourhood which attracts thousands
of visitors each September to the Annual Cabbagetown Festival.
The two-hour Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival
screening includes an equally diverse program of original productions shot on 35mm, 16mm, Super-8 and digital
videos. They need not be premieres, nor made in the year of
the festival, but they cannot exceed 15 minutes in length.
A panel of industry professionals juries the entries and awards
prizes in each category including comedy, drama, experimental,
animation, and documentary.
Because all selected productions are screened using the submitted
NTSC DVD format, there is no entry fee.
The Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival celebrates
excellence and is a rare gem in the world of film festivals.