Hamilton Fringe Festival

An 11-day unjuried theatre festival that happens every summer in downtown Hamilton

Films on the Fringe

2020 SHORT FILM SUBMISSIONS are now open.

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Films on the Fringe, presented by the Downtown Hamilton Business Improvement Area, offers Hamiltonians two opportunities to enjoy films under the stars at the Fringe Club in Gore Park.

We are currently seeking short films by Hamilton filmmakers to screen at the third annual Films on the Fringe: Shorts Showcase event on Saturday, July 18, 2020. The winning filmmaker will receive a cash prize of $200. The winner and two-runners up will each receive a Fringe Binge Pass for the 2020 Festival (provides access to six shows of the user’s choice) and a Frequent Frost Pass for Frost Bites 2021 (passholder receives unlimited access to Frost Bites 2021).

Rules and Regulations:

  • Online application form must be completed in full
  • Run time may not exceed 24 minutes, including credits
  • Open to all genres
  • Acceptable film submission formats: URL to film (not password protected, able to be downloaded) or DVD sent by mail
  • Applicants may submit up to two projects (note: a separate application form/payment is required for each project)
  • Applicants must reside in Canada
  • A jury comprised of industry professionals will be appointed to select one winner and two runners-up
  • The long-list of works selected to be screened will be announced in our newsletter and on social media a minimum of 7 days in advance of the event (on or before Saturday July 11, 2020)
  • The winner and two runners-up will be announced live at the Films on the Fringe: Shorts Showcase event on Saturday July 18, 2020
  • Submissions are due by Thursday May 28, 2020
  • A non-refundable application fee of $15 applies to all submissions, to be paid via PayPal OR cheque (cheques must be received within 10 days of online submission, otherwise submission will be considered invalid)
  • Questions can be directed to info@hamiltonfringe.ca

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