From 9-18 September 2011, the Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) will take place in the Toronto ONESTOP TCC subway platform screens. The festival screens urban-themed films for a public of 1.3 million daily commuters through 300 screens in 60 subways stations. All films screened are silent and exactly one-minute in length.
The 5th annual TUFF edition showcases all genres of film, video, and animation from both professional and emerging filmmakers. This year’s guest judge is Atom Egoyan, Armenian-Canadian film director who has received multiple movie awards. Egoyan has been a jury member at various other film festivals such as Cannes, Sundance and Tribeca. He will select the top three films of the festival, and the winner of the “Naish McHugh Award”, an annual cash award from the City of Toronto to an emerging GTA filmmaker.
The those of you not in Toronto in September: all films can be viewed on the website, where you can also vote, comment and rate the works. The films from previous editions of the festival are also available in their ever-growing online collection.