Lakeshorts 2020 Submissions


EXTENDED! Submissions for Lakeshorts 2020 are now open until January 18th, 2020.

Two Submission Categories:
Family Friendly Screening
Short Films

The Festival will consider dramatic, narrative, documentary, experimental or animated films, videos or digital audio-visual productions (each, a “Film”) up to 20 minutes in length.

Click below for submission rules and terms and to submit your short film


As many of you know The Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival fosters the arts community in South Etobicoke while showcasing the passion and spirit of independent film, and this year is no exception.

The festival is organized by Fifth Ground Entertainment and Lakeshore Arts and is comprised of two Blue Carpet nights; the Friday evening “Scotiabank Loved and Local” screening featuring the work of Toronto and surrounding area filmmakers, and the Saturday evening “Lakeshorts Gala” screening and after-party featuring selected international shorts. However, this year we are delighted to announce that there will be a third & new Blue Carpet midday event, our 2nd “Family Screening” a screening to dazzle and delight the whole family! Expect a diverse line-up showcasing kid-friendly films, surprise activities, and an array of cuisine for the children and adults alike.

Do not miss this years’ 10th-anniversary Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival 2020! The blue carpet on Friday, May 1st and Saturday, May 2nd, 2020.

STAY TUNED! Tickets are available to the General Public in early April via the website at