The 11th Annual T.O. Webfest is Canada’s premier short form content festival designed to support and celebrate independent creators from Canada and around the world. The festival includes a multi-day conference offering engaging panels, social events, awards, web series screenings, and more!

T.O. Webfest is scheduled for September 17 & 18, 2024 in Toronto at Novotel Toronto Center (45 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON M5E 1W2).

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE FOR 2024 COMING IN JUNE

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IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • Open to Canadian residents only.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
  • Current students are not allowed to apply. New graduates are allowed to apply.
  • English and French series pitches are welcome, but the final live pitch will be done in English.
  • Series must be in development and have not received any funding yet.
  • Video pitch is required to submit – it helps the jury determine if your presentation skills are strong enough to become one of the 5 finalists.
  • If you are chosen as a finalist, you will receive coaching for your live pitch leading up to the live pitch at the festival in September.
  • Finalists will receive 1 Free All-Access Pass to T.O. Webfest

FAQ:

Who can pitch?
Emerging producers/creators.

Why would someone want to pitch?
To get more experience doing live pitching, to get feedback from industry guests about their idea, to get development funding, to find potential producers or distributors.

When are applications due?
May 10, 2024 @ 5pm

How will the applications be judged?
A jury of industry professionals (TBA) will review the applications to determine the top 5 finalists. Finalists will be determined based on clarity of their idea through written and verbal materials that are sent in at the time of application.

When will finalists be notified?
Finalists will be notified on June 21, 2024.

How/when will finalists receive pitch training?
Finalists will receive between 3-5 pitch training meetings of about 1 hour each leading up to the live pitch.

Who would finalists be pitching to?
The live panel of industry guests will be announced soon!

Prizes Include:

  • $1,000 cash prize to put towards development
  • 2 hours of Private Consulting from an LA-based executive
  • Goody bag with merch and other gifts!
  • And more to be announced!

2024 Partner Festivals

The Spark Equity Program, presented by Canada Media Fund ensures that cost is not a barrier for anyone to participate in the festival. This fund will provide submission fees to those that may require it and identify as Black, Indigenous or persons of colour.

APPLICATIONS FOR 2024 ARE OPEN.

Photographs by Shiraz Ali | www.shirazali.ca

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