Instagram & TIFF Team Up for New Shorts Festival

Time for your Directorial debut

TIFF and Instagram have teamed up to create a new Shorts Festival. The festival will be comprised of 60 second short videos featured on Instagram with the hashtag #TIFFxInstagram.

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Aspiring directors are encouraged to create videos and upload them to the social media platform. To enter you need to use the hashtag and fill out a supplementary application online. The Tiff x Instagram Shorts Festival is accepting applications from now until July 20th. 30 videos will be selected from those entered to be featured on TIFF’s Instagram and website. The video with the most likes will win a Fan Favourite Award.

Call up some friends, grab your iPhones, and get shooting. The contest is reportedly being judged by a six person jury including Selma director Ava DuVernay, Canadian director Xavier Dolan, and illustrator/ animation artist Rachel Ryle.