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Toronto Vanguard

Toronto Vanguard
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018 GMT-0500 - Friday, October 19, 2018 GMT-0500
Time: 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
Address: 506 Bloor St W
City/Province: Toronto, Ontario

Are you a creative Vanguard?

Do you lead from the front?

Are you unafraid to tell bold & dynamic stories?

Do your movies feature underrepresented narratives & peoples?


Do you want to lead change in the current movie system?


Do you want to help bring about change in society through story?


Conscript now to make a change.


Join Toronto Vanguard. Our first annual Toronto film festival is now open for submissions.


Toronto Vanguard is


  • An annual autumn film festival
  • Regular film screening events
  • A streaming channel


The Festival


Thursday, 18th October: 2pm-12am


Enter now for a chance to win in the following categories:


  • Vanguard Leader Award: Best Film of the Fest
  • Vanguard Vision Award: Best Director
  • Vanguard Writer Award: Best Screenplay
  • Vanguard Shorts Award: Best Short Film
  • Vanguard TV-Pilot Award: Best TV pilot
  • Vanguard Music Video Award: Best Music Video
  • Vanguard Horror Award: Best Horror Movie or Short
  • Vanguard Sci-fi Award: Best Sci-fi Movie or Short
  • Vanguard Queer Award: Best Movie Depicting an LGBTQI Story
  • Vanguard World Cinema Award: Best Non-English Narrative Movie (with subtitles)
  • Vanguard Canadian Movie Award: Best Canadian Feature or Short
  • Vanguard Documentary Award: Best Documentary
  • Vanguard Women In Film Award: Best Female Director
  • Vanguard Student Film Award: Best Student Feature or Short




Vanguard Leader Award



Feature Film Categories, Screenwriter & Vision Award



Shorts and Music Video Categories

$300 each



Thursday, 18th October


Filmmaker meet & greet with panel: 1 – 3pm

Screenings: 8 – 11pm

Awards: 11pm




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.


Submissions will close on 15 October 2018.



Short Film

Short films must not exceed 30 minutes in duration.

Feature Film

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

Music Video

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

TV Pilots

TV Pilots should not exceed 60 minutes in duration.

Supporting information

Filmmakers must include a brief synopsis of their movie with their submission.


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MUSKRAT Magazine is an on-line Indigenous arts, culture, and living magazine that honours the connection between humans and our traditional ecological knowledge by exhibiting original works and critical commentary.

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