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Allegra Fulton and Ari Cohen in LInda Kash's NINE LETTERS   photo by Mary Anderson

Allegra Fulton and Ari Cohen in LInda Kash's NINE LETTERS

photo by Mary Anderson

Nine Letters gets 2018 Peoples Choice

The votes are in and Nine Letters, written and directed by Linda Kash takes Peoples Choice at the 27th annual Cabbagetown Short Film Festival. 

Also attending the s0ld out screening at the historic Winchester Street Theatre Wednesday, September 5 were the films lead actors, Allegra Fulton, Ari Cohen and Megan Murphy, cinematographer, Colin Evans, editor, Stephen Parker and sound editor, Claire Dobson.

Close behind in the voting were L'enfant Chameau, (Camel Boy), directed by Chabname Zariab and Andre the Anti-Giant, directed by Kim Saltarski.

Many thanks to the Winchester Street Theatre staff for making the evening such a wonderful success.  And thanks to our sponsors who made the event possible.


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2018 Festival Line-Up Announced

8 Films selected for screening at the 27th Annual Cabbagetown Short Film Festival, from the 14 shortlisted titles ~ 3 Prizes Awarded!!!

The selection jury met on the evening of August 21 to review  14 shortlisted productions and select those to be screened at the one-night-only festival, as well as pick the festival award winners. 

Many thanks to all who submitted their work for consideration and to the shortlisted filmmakers for their outstanding work.  

the following films which will be screened at the Winchester Street Theatre in Toronto on Wednesday, September 5th

The Spadina House - BEST  COMEDY - Directed by Taso Alexander 

Over Time - Directed by Miriam Zaidi

Nine Letters - Directed by Linda Kash

Andre The Anti-Giant -BEST DOCUMENTARY - Directed by Kim Saltarski

Hi Stranger - Directed by Kirsten Lapore

El Escarabajo al Final de la Calle (The Beetle at the End of the Street) - GRAND PRIZE - Directed by Joan Vives Lozano

L'Enfant Chameau (Camel Boy) - Directed by Chabname Zariab

Happy Today - Directed by Giulio Tonincelli


The 2018 Short List Announced

14 Films Shortlisted for the 27th Annual Cabbagetown Short Film Festival

On  August 21, 2018 the Cabbagetown jury will select the final program and award winners from the shortlist.  The selected titles will be  screened on Wednesday, September 5, 2018  at the Winchester Street Theatre in the heart of Toronto, Canada. 

The 14 Shortlisted Films for are:

Hi Stranger - USA- directed by Kirsten Lepore

InLove - France - directed by Alexis & Jeremie Lopez

Haven - Canada - directed by Kelly Fyffe-Marshall

Happy Today - France - directed by Guilio Tonincelli

Nine Letters - Canada - directed by Linda Kash

Andre The Anti-Giant - Canada - directed by Kim Saltarski

Goli: A Tale of Threads - Canada - directed by Sara Naimpour

The Spadina House - Canada - directed by Taso Alexander

L'Enfant Chameau - France - directed by Chabname Zariab

Over Time - Canada - Canada - directed by Mariam Zaidi

Cor de Pele - Brazil - directed by Livia Perini

FIFO - Belgium - directed by Sacha Ferbus & Jeremy Puffet

The Beautiful Horizon - France - directed by Jean-Baptiste Huber

El Escarabajo Al Final De La Calle - Spain - directed by Joan Vives Lozano


5 Films About Technology Wins Peoples Choice!

The people have cast their ballots and this year, a comedy has won their hearts and votes !   5 Films About Technology not only takes home the Best Comedy Award, but also the People's Choice Award.  The honour comes with $600 and was awarded to Director ,  Peter Huang.     

15 Outstanding shorts selected from over 300 submissions from around the world!

The 2017 Cabbagetown Short Film Festival jury selected the following shorts for screening at the 26th annual screening, Wednesday, September 6th at the Ada Slaight Theatre, Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. East , Toronto. Tickets are available online. 

The 26th annual program will include:

Little Thing - (Israel) Directed by Or Kan tor

Babe, I Hate to Go - (Canada) Directed by Andrew Moir

Emerge ( France ) Directed by Lucil Lepeuple,Margot Cardinael, Zoe Caudron, Benjamin Bouchard, Camille Gras Marine Boudry

Pink Cuts Pink-(Germany) Directed by Alma W. Bar

Privilage (Canada) Directed by Mike Fly

One Afternoon (Canada) Directed by Mike Fly

M.A.M.O.N MONITOR AGAINST MEXICANS OVER WORLDWIDE- (Mexico) Directed by Alejandro Damiami

MILK-(Canada) Directed by Winnifred Jong

5 Films About Technology- (Canada) Directed by Peter Huang

IF The Poet-(Canada)Directed by Kim Saltarski

Clean Hands-(USA) Directed by Lauren DeFilippo

Parent Teacher- (Canada) Directed by Roman Tchjen

Simon You Ass!- (France) Directed by Claire Barrault

Mai-(Spain) Directed by Marta Gonzalez

Legacy of War- (Canada) Directed by Gina Dineen

Cabbagetown Short Film Festival now accepting submissions to the 26th annual festival!

The 26th annual Cabbagetown Short Film Festival will take place on Wednesday, September 6th in downtown Toronto.

Submissions will be accepted until July 31, 2017. 

Free to enter! See  guidelines on the application page.

Cabbagetown Short Film Festival awards $2,000 in Prizes 

Congratulations to the following talented filmmakers who received their awards on September 7th at Daniels Spectrum in the heart of downtown Toronto.  

GRAND PRIZE:  En La Azotea / Spain - written and directed by Damia Serra Cauchetiez

BEST DOCUMENTARY: Kubo's Crickets / Canada- written and directed by Michael Allcock

BEST ANIMATION: Deux Amis / France - written and directed by Natalia Chernysheva

HONORABLE MENTION: Le Clitoris / Canada- written and directed by Lori Malepart-Traversy

PEOPLES CHOICE: Motivational Quotes: An Addiction / Canada - written by Miles Verweel, directed by Alasdair Clarke

Thank you to the following generous sponsors for helping to make these awards possible: 


THE VOTES ARE IN! - Motivational Quotes: An Addiction, starring Miles Verweel, directed by Alasdair Clarke and shot by Ben Ainsworth, takes the 2016 People's Choice Award at the 25th annual Cabbagetown Short Film Festival!

This is the second win for the film, which won first place at the Cynecycle Film Fest VI in Toronto earlier this year!


The Cabbagetown Short Film Festival jury met on August 16 to determine the final selection of shorts to be screened at the 25th Annual Cabbagetown Short Film Festival. From a shortlist of 20 titles, selected from close to 200 submissions, the jury, composed of industry professionals, selected the following 14 outstanding films:

A Stop Gap Story- (Canada) Directed by Taeo Levine and Natalie Plourde

Ships Passing in the Night- (Germany) Directed by Elizabeth Zwimpfer

Motivational Quotes: An Addiction - (Canada) Directed by Alasdair Clarke

The Learning Alliance- (Pakistan) Directed by Muhammad Umar Saeed

Kubo’s Crickets-(Canada) Directed by Michael Allcock

Deux Amis-(France) Directed by Natalie Chernysheva

Venice-(Australia) Directed by Venetia Taylor

Through the Eyes of Children-(Canada) Directed by Anna Maria Mouradian

Cenizo-(Spain) Directed by Jon Mikel Caballero

The Clitoris-(Canada) Directed by Lori Malepart-Traversy

The Plover-(Australia) Directed by Klutch Kable

On the Roof - (Spain) Directed by Damia Serra Cauchetiez

Tiny Tracks-(Canada) Directed by Naomi Hocura

Sequences for the Future-(Italy) Directed by Sebastiano Luca Insinga

Congratulations to the selected filmmakers and sincere thanks to ALL the filmmakers who submitted their work for consideration. We look forward to hearing from you again and wish you all the best in the future. 


SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, September 7th, 2016- 25th Annual Cabbagetown Short Film Festival !

The 25th annual Cabbagetown Short Film Festival will celebrate a very special anniversary on Wednesday, September 7th from 7:00-10:00pm with an all new program of exceptional short films at Ada Slaight Hall located in Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. East, Toronto.

Don't miss this gem of a festival, which promises something for everyone, including fans of Drama, Documentary, Animation and Comedy!

Tickets available online at: 




Don't Miss the Deadline for Submission to the 25th Annual Cabbagetown Short Film Festival!

July 31, 2016 is the deadline for submission for this year's screening, at which we celebrate a quarter century of exceptional short films from around the world and around the corner! 

Save the Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Don't miss our upcoming celebration of Canadian favourites from the festival archives! We'll represent Canadians from coast to coast to coast.  Screening at the coolest venue in Cabbagetown,   The Parish Hall, St. Simon-the-Apostle,  525 Bloor St. East,  7-10pm.  Its PWYC, with a suggested donation of $15.  Admission + Cash Bar will  support the 25th annual Cabbagetown Short Film Festival, Sept. 7th! 

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Upcoming Events

The Cabbagetown Short Film Festival will turn 25 in September 2016!   To celebrate this special anniversary year,  we will revisit some of our favourite titles from the past with several local screenings over the next few months.

Join us for a Free one-hour screening of international favourites on March 4, 7-8pm at the Parliament Street Library. Please plan to arrive early as the seating is limited.  Stay tuned for more news about our all-Canadian shorts screening coming in April.

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