TIFF Next Wave

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Call for Submissions:
Young Creators Showcase

If you're a filmmaker aged 14–25 and have a short film, send it in to be considered for the TIFF Next Wave Film Festival's shorts programme!

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 10, 2021.

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Call for Submissions:
Battle of the Scores

Battle of the Scores spotlights the next generation of film and music talent by challenging bands/artists to create an original score for a silent short film. The films and their accompanying musical scores will be presented as part of the TIFF Next Wave Film Festival, February 18-20, 2022


Want more Next Wave?

Founded in 2010, the TIFF Next Wave Committee is a group of 12 students ranging in age from 15 to 18 and selected from a competitive pool of hopeful young film enthusiasts. Hailing from specialized arts institutions, public schools, and private schools across the GTA, the Committee members’ tastes, opinions, and critical voices are as diverse as they are strong. Some are aspiring filmmakers, writers, and actors; some are interested in learning the business of film and festivals; some like planning cultural events; and some just love movies. All have demonstrated a spirit that has impressed TIFF leaders. With the guidance of TIFF staff, the Committee is charged with planning some major teen-oriented events at TIFF Bell Lightbox, including the TIFF Next Wave Film Festival.

The TIFF Next Wave Committee is supported by the Slaight Family Foundation Learning Fund.

The TIFF Next Wave Film Festival is supported by The Shawn Mendes Foundation.

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