Hamilton Fringe Festival

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

Films on the Fringe



Films on the Fringe, presented by the Downtown Hamilton Business Improvement Area, will offer Hamiltonians two opportunities to enjoy films under the stars at our new Fringe Club. We are currently seeking short films by Hamilton filmmakers to screen as part of our Films on the Fringe: Shorts Showcase to take place on Thursday, July 25, 2019. 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 2019 Festival (provides access to six shows of the user’s choice).

Rules and Regulations:

  • To Apply: an application fee of $15 applies to all submissions. Payment details┬ácan be found in the submission link.
  • Applicants may submit up to two projects
  • The runtime of films may not exceed 24 minutes, including credits
  • All genres will be accepted
  • Applicants must reside in Canada
  • Any current members of the corporation of the Hamilton Festival Theatre Company (aka The Hamilton Fringe Festival) are not eligible to participate in this contest
  • The long list of works selected to be screened at the Shorts Showcase will be announced in our newsletter and by social media
  • An industry jury will be comprised to select a winner and two runners up
  • It not required that you are in Hamilton during the evening.
  • The winner and two runners up will be announced at the Films on the Fringe: Shorts Showcase on Thursday, July 25, 2019, at the new Fringe Club
  • Submissions are due by Friday, June 21, 2019