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January 1, 2021

Call for Submissions: RAFF Student Film Contest 2021

Hosted by ReelAbilities Toronto Film Festival

Deadline: January 1

RAFF Student Film Contest 2021ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto is holding a nationwide contest for students to submit their films related to disability and Deaf experiences. Submissions are accepted from students of all ages who have lived experience and live in Canada.

The winner will receive $500 and have their film screened at the 2021 ReelAbilities Film Festival in Toronto!

Submission Requirements:

  • Maximum Length: 10 minutes
  • Film must make a clear connection to the subject of disability and Deaf cultures/experiences
  • Filmmaker must identify as living with a disability and/or as Deaf
  • Must be a legal resident of Canada
  • Student must be currently enrolled in school or within six months of enrolling/graduating

More information


  • ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto

    750 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 3G1, Canada

    LiviyaM@MNJCC.org (416) 924-6211

    In 2016, the American-born ReelAbilities Film festival crossed the border and launched in Toronto, Ontario, making this the first official international chapter of RAFF.

    Now in our fourth year, ReelAbilities Toronto Film Festival is proud to showcase Canadian and International shorts, features, and documentaries about Deaf and disability cultures and by filmmakers and actors with disabilities and/or who are Deaf.

    Over the past 4 years, ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto has launched programs alongside producing the festival in the spring of each year. Programs such as the ReelAccess/CinemAccessible Guide and the CBC-ReelAbilities Breaking Barriers Film Fund have helped build this Toronto festival into a mainstay of the city’s disability and cinematic fabric! Our ReelEducation program has brought films and lesson plans about equity and inclusion into 118 schools across the province, in 28 schoolboards.