Please join us for our festival online July 9 – 11th, 2021

We are currently working with some amazing tech people who are getting our festival online. Be sure to check back soon for updates and artist information.

the8fest is a festival for anyone using small-gauge to create rough little gems on film. A unique Toronto-based film festival that presents all forms of small-gauge film: 8mm, Super 8 and 9.5mm, as well as works in installation, loops, personal, handmade, experimental, animations, diaries, essays, collage, cut-ups, performance/film, music/film and ‘proto-cinema devices’ like zoetropes.

the8fest is made possible through the generous support of: The Canada Council for the Arts and The Ontario Arts Council as well as our generous community sponsors and partners.




As we are in the midst of a second lockdown, and the 14th edition of the8fest is coming soon, we have some big decisions to make! We wouldn’t be what we are without our audience, and your safety is our number one concern.We would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to fill in this form as we ponder what the8fest will become in a post-covid world.

Many thanks, and be safe everyone!!


Submissions for our 14th festival are now CLOSED, stay tuned for upcoming programming & festival news!!!


Volunteer with us!

the8fest is always looking for a helping hand. If you’ve got some free time, we’d love to have you! Please contact us by email.