Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival wants your submissions for 2021

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It might only be January, but organizers are already preparing for the fifth annual Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival (TMFF). And, as always, they’re looking for submissions.

The TMFF was forced to change up its format in 2020, thanks to COVID-19. Although organizers hoped to still have an in-person event at the Revue Cinema in Toronto, that wasn’t possible, because of pandemic restrictions. Instead, the festival went entirely online last fall, and was able to reach a whole new audience, thanks to a lack of geo-restrictions.

This year, the organizers are hoping to go back to the Revue for another in-person festival, but are prepared to run a virtual festival again. As per the TMFF website: “We plan to have a live event with in-theatre screenings and experiences and supplement that with additional online screenings … Due to the ongoing pandemic, we are capable to move fully online if required.”

That’s good news, as no matter what happens with COVID-19, we’ll have a film festival this September!

This year, the TMFF will run September 16–23. Again, the festival needs new submissions this year. As per the website:

Plans for the 5th annual TMFF are underway, and we’re now accepting film submissions. We pride ourselves on the incredible filmmaking and stories we’ve been able to curate and share with our audience at our past Festivals, so if you’ve produced the latest Wayne, Reappear or Chritchlow (above), or know someone one has, we’d love to see it. This year’s festival will take place September 16–23, and we’re crossing our fingers and planning for live in-theatre screenings and experiences and supplementing those with online screenings for those who can’t make it in person.

Visit the TMFF website for more details. And, while you’re there, check out the TMFF webstore; there’s plenty of new swag on there, and any purchases will help keep the festival going!

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