Mission Statement

The Toronto Smartphone Film Festival (TSFF) is the fastest growing innovative mobile film festival in North America encouraging filmmakers to share their stories shot on smartphones (and tablets). Smartphones (and tablets) are now considered one of the least expensive film equipment to be experimented by amateur and professional filmmakers. With an innovative technology in hand, it often requires minimum training and/or field experience to shoot, but its existence opens up a whole new way of filmmaking with limitless potential.

As the largest smartphone film festival in Canada, TSFF provide aspiring filmmakers an international platform to showcase their ideas and talents. TSFF 2017 is celebrating its 6th edition in continuation of receiving more than 600 films from at least 50 countries around the world in the first 5 years of TSFF celebration.


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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