The South Florida Film Festival (SFFF) was created to bring together artists who have a passion for film making, and seek to find an opportunity to showcase, and distribute their film. The USFF will also provide an opportunity for the businesses associated with the organization, to collaborate with talented individuals, and increase their involvement in the community.

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The USFF will host a festival showcase that will involve film screenings, workshops, and panel discussions. The three day event will highlight screenings from narratives, documentaries, animation, and short films. Each artist will be recognized for their work, and give a brief synopsis of why their film was made. The workshops are intended to bring together the emerging artist and industry professional, with instructions, direction, and quick tips to enhance their craft. This event will also provide an atmosphere for individuals to network, and collaborate with each other on future projects. Aspiring entrepreneurs, industry professionals, community businesses & organizations, local dignitaries, and emerging film makers will be in attendance for this upcoming gala.

The USFF welcomes the opportunity for every artist to participate in this event, to promote the artistic and economic resources within our respective communities.

Submissions Now Being Accepted. Free Early Bird Deadline May 31st. Final Deadline July 15, 2012.

TUFF = Silent One Minute Films for an Urban Public.

The Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) reaches over one million daily commuters on Pattison Onestop subway platform screens across the Toronto transit system. This year’s guest judge is acclaimed documentary filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal.

Urban-themed films from across Canada and around the world play every 10 minutes on 300 screens in 60 subways stations across Toronto.

This September the 6th annual TUFF will take place on the ONESTOP Network of subway platforms screens throughout the TTC. Each year, at the same time as TIFF, TUFF screens the best films from of hundreds of submissions. In 2012 will be showcasing truly unique and wholly creative silent one-minute film, video and animation from across Toronto and around the world.

TUFF, the film festival for commuters, showcases all genres of film, video, and animation from both professional and emerging filmmakers. We ask filmmakers to submit work that will be of interest to an urban population.

We work with professional programmers to select the final films and program them over the many days of our public festival. Our Guest Judge then chooses the films which are awarded our top prizes.

The film festival for commuters… every September in subway stations across Toronto.

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TUFF ON THE TTC

TUFF plays every on the network of over 300 TTC subway platform screens across the city. In addition to screening every 10 minutes across the network, we now have screens in 3 downtown stations which air uninterrupted TUFF content all day long for the entire run of the festival: Bloor (north and southbound platforms), St Andrew (southbound platform), and Dundas (southbound platform).

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TUFF ONLINE

Finalists are featured on the TUFF website, where viewing and voting takes place during the festival. Films are also available year-round, which means that have an ever-growing library of TUFF films from past festivals. We encourage viewers to rate and comment on all the films in our collection throughout the year.

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TUFF is co-produced by Pattison Onestop and Art for Commuters – CONTACT TUFF

About Art for Commuters (A4C) – www.art4commuters.com

Art for Commuters is a non-profit arts collective that initiates unique, thought-provoking projects in the public realm. As Pattison Onestop’s arts programming partner, they bring urban art festivals and exhibitions to over 1 million people daily on their network of screens throughout the TTC subway system. Projects include: Contacting Toronto, Everyday Heroes Festival, The Toronto Urban Film Festival, and DRIFT (part of Nuit Blanche). Art for Commuters was founded in 2007 by Sharon Switzer. Art for Commuters collective members: Jean-Paul Kelly, Lori Newdick, Claire Sykes, Sharon Switzer.

About Pattison Onestop – www.onestopmedia.com

Pattison Outdoor Advertising is Canada’s largest Out-of-Home advertising company, serving over 100 markets coast-to-coast. Pattison Onestop, a division of Pattison Outdoor, is a world leader in the development and operation of Digital Out-of-Home Media (DOOH) for mass transit, mall, retail, hospitality, residential, office, and outdoor environments.