About Us

Mailing Address:
Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival
c/o Azure Production
253 Danforth Ave. Lower Level
Toronto, Ontario
M4K 1N2

For general inquiries, please contact
Henry Wong, Festival Director
torontoyouthshorts [at] gmail.com

View bios here.


The Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival is a volunteer-run not-for-profit initiative that works to bring a series of events for local young and emerging filmmakers in the Greater Toronto Area to showcase their talent and creations to an audience of independent film lovers. The festival provides a professional forum for participants to professionally engage a network of peers working in film and video. Supported by members and organizations within the film industry, this showcase provides fans of independent cinema the chance to enjoy work by up-and-coming talent while offering an educational forum for participants to strengthen their skills via feedback from experienced industry veterans. The festival is a growing endeavour, offering more and more events every year. The festival screening is a showcase of some of the best cinematic masterpieces this city has to offer made by local emerging youth artists.

Behind the scenes, the Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival is run by a volunteer force of savvy young professionals with a combination of training in the arts, event management, marketing, media and promotions. We’re committed and ready to make this the best possible event for all participating artists and attendees.

Founded by Henry Wong in 2009 due to his love for cinema, he wanted an opportunity to showcase the work that young artists of this city has to offer. Through a practicum project for a postgraduate Event Management program, an event full of opportunities for entertainment, networking and learning due to a lively mix of public and professional events was born. What started as a humble screening of 19 short films from a handful of local film schools has now become a full-fledged multi-event festival with an expanded repertoire and programming that reflects the diversity of the city.

The festival has much support from the industry and the community.  NOW Magazine calls it "a festival with an intriguing mandate and a sense of genuine discovery."  See what others have to say about the festival here.