EstDocs Film Festival Toronto
Posted on May 7, 2018

Announcing our 10th annual Short Film Competition

EstDocs is waiting for your story!

Get inspired –

EstDocs 10th Short Film Competition now accepting submissions

Filmmakers have until October 1, 2018 to submit


If you’ve got a camera or a smart phone and passion for filmmaking and an idea for an Estonian-themed documentary or docudrama, enter your short film into this year’s EstDocs Short Film Competition. The 10 th EstDocs Short Film Competition continues to be the only international short film contest of its kind to focus on Estonian-themed content.

Award-winning films and honorary mentions are eligible for monetary prizes and will be featured at the EstDocs Documentary Film Festival Gala this October.

The EstDocs Short Film Competition has a robust online presence during and after the festival where films are viewed and shared long after the festival closes its curtains for the year.

The EstDocs Film Festival runs from October 19 – 23, 2018.

The EstDocs Short Film Competition welcomes short documentary films (7 min or less) which are either live action or animated and in any style, provided that:

  1. the film has some connection to Estonia or Estonians;
  2. the film is a documentary or docudrama.

Submission Process

The entry form and guidelines for the Short Film Competition are available on our Short Films Competition Page (look for the information and pencil icons for the links). Past competition submissions and winners can be viewed at .

Entrants may submit films by mail or by electronic means for the October 1, 2018 deadline.

All accepted submissions will be screened in Toronto prior to the festival for Audience Award selection.