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,
The Ontario Arts Council and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council as well as our generous community sponsors and partners.

Take a look at the8fest’s 2018 schedule!

tickets: screenings $8 // festival pass $40

Accessibility and Venue

the8fest takes place at Beverley Halls SPK (Polish Combatants’ Hall). The address is 206 Beverley St. Toronto, ON – the entrance is on Cecil street, and there is an elevator to the festival space.

There is an all-gender accessible washroom. We will have care attendants available, and some artists have provided dialogue transcripts of their work.

If you have any access concerns, please contact us at!

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.