Press Release

The 4th Annual Toronto Smartphone Festival Coming up in Just 3 Days – Programs, Prizes, and More!

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19 May 2015

Toronto, ON – The 4th annual Toronto Smartphone Film Festival, presented by Samsung Canada, is coming up in just 3 days.

With groundbreaking smart-device-made films from all over the world, the festival proudly opens its door on Thursday May 21st at Scotiabank Theatre (259 Richmond Street West) and Friday May 22nd at Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue). A total of 32 films have been selected, among more than 250 films submitted by filmmakers from 50 different countries.

2015 marks the first year TSFF launches a two-day festival in two different venues. The Festival will open with a red carpet “Best Photogenic Contest” in which all audience members and filmmakers are welcome to participate in.



ON MAY 21st AND MAY 22nd FROM 5:30P.M. (ET) TO 9:30P.M. (ET)


  1.        Fill out the 2015 contest participant form
  2.        Strike a pose in front of the red carpet
  3.        Get your picture taken
  •   By filling out the contest participant form, you give TSFF the irrevocable right to use your photo on internet websites, broadcasts and any other publications as released to or by TSFF. You also understand that TSFF cannot control unauthorized use of your photo by persons not associated with TSFF once your image has been published.
  •   While choosing to take a group photo is entirely up to you, please keep in mind that the winning photo will only receive ONE Samsung Galaxy S6 regardless of how many people are in the submitted photo.
  •   You must have your photo taken between 5:30p.m. and 9:30p.m. to participate in the contest.


FROM MAY 23rd TO MAY 31th

  1.        Visit the Toronto Smartphone Film Festival Facebook page
  2.        Go to the ‘2015 TSFF BEST PHOTOGENIC CONTEST’ album
  3.        Find your picture and tag yourself
  4.        Tell your friends and family to LIKE your photo
  •   If your photo gets the most Facebook LIKES by the end of the contest and you have not tagged yourself, you will not be able to collect your prize. We will then move on to the tagged photo with the next most LIKES.


  1.        The photo with the most Facebook LIKES will be contacted through e-mail/phone call.
  2.        The brand new Samsung Galaxy S6 prize will be awarded.
  •   If we are unable to get in touch with you by June 6th, we will then move on to the tagged photo with the next most LIKES.  

Raffle draw and door prizes will also be given out during the festival to selected participants.

After the red carpet event, 17 films will be presented on the first night, and 15 for the second. The screenings start at 6:30pm on both days, and will be free admission. After the screenings, all audience members are welcome to participate in the after party.

TSFF feels very lucky to be able to represent young filmmakers who are challenging the rules and norms of filmmaking by using smart devices in their craft, and very happy to share their stories with the audiences in Toronto. Please come and join us for the festival on Thursday May 21st and Friday May 22nd.

Further information about the festival can be found at For media inquiries and accreditation, please contact

Contact: S. J. Choi, Public Relations Coordinator


Toronto Smartphone Film Festival is one of the fastest-growing independent film festivals in Toronto, fully committed to exploring alternative ways of filmmaking via smart devices.


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