History || (TSFF) Toronto Smartphone Film Festival

History

TSFF HISTORY

2017: 3-Day Expansion 

- First year to showcase a feature length film - 9 Rides
- First year to launch a smartphone filmmaking workshop with George Brown College
- 60 Submissions, 18 Countries, 5 Award Categories, 350 Attendees and 20 Staff & Volunteers

2016: 5th Anniversary of TSFF

- TD Canada Trust partnered as the Presenting Sponsor
- 217 Submissions, 34 Countries, 6 Awards, 350 Attendees and 20 Staff & Volunteers
- 1st Year applying Submission and Admission Fees
- 1st Year to have International Filmmakers attend the physical festival

2015: 1st Year to celebrate 2-Days of TSFF

- Samsung Canada partnered as the Presenting Sponsor
- 259 Submissions, 50 Countries, 4 Awards, 400 Attendees and 30 Staff & Volunteers

2014: Renamed as Toronto Smartphone Film Festival (TSFF)

- Opened up the Festival to attract Global Interest with the Name Change
- 50 Submissions, 7 Countries, 6 Awards, 350 Attendees and 30 Staff & Volunteers
- Introduced the Photogenic Contest with the Red Carpet

2013: AKSFF expanded to non-Korean Filmmakers Internationally

- Co-hosted with Korea Tourism Organization to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relationship between Canada and Korea
- Introduced DSLR Filmmaking
- 30 Submissions, 4 Countries, 5 Awards, 250 Attendees and 22 Staff & Volunteers

2012: Launched Arirang Korea Smartphone Film Festival (AKSFF)

- 1-Day Film Festival showcasing films related to Korean Identity and Culture in Toronto
- 20 Submissions (Canada Only), 4 Awards, 200 Attendees and 20 Staff & Volunteers

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