The film festival that gives back.
40% to a good cause, and 40% to the screened filmmakers!

Two Box™ Film Fest

We are pleased to announce the first annual Two Box Film Fest and that we will be screening April 5th, 2020 at 8:00 pm at the historic Mayfair Theatre, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada!

Our goal is to bring some of the best short films from all over the world into one screening. A curated, mixed-genre screening that'll wow the audience and leave them thinking about the films long after they leave the theatre!

As filmmakers ourselves, we wanted to create something new…something that gives back. Our festival will donate 40% of all proceeds to the filmmakers, and 40% to a worthy cause! This includes all submission fees, all donations, and all that's collected at the screening!

Now accepting film submissions for 2020

Two Box Film Fest proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, the world's #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.

This year's good cause:
The Keepers!

The Keepers Wildlife Rescue Centre is dedicated to rescuing wildlife and educating the public across Canada. They work tireless hours to provide animals in need with medical care, rehabilitation, and healthy diets until they are able to be re-released or find their forever home.

The keepers spread knowledge and respect for all types of wildlife, offering both educational and interactive presentations and online videos. They educate the public about the importance of wildlife conservation and responsible pet ownership!

Please visit their website for more information.

Rules and notes for filmmakers

We are excited to review your short films! All genres of short films are welcome, including documentaries (no pornographic content, please). The screening will be approximately 90-120 minutes long, so it's important to send in your best work! There is no premiere status requirements.

Our jury will evaluate the quality of filmmaking, creativity, storytelling ability, and entertainment factor. All selected filmmakers will receive the “official selection” laurel leaves graphic. More importantly, selected filmmakers will split the profits earned by the Two Box Film Fest!

40% of the profits go to the selected filmmakers, based on screening time. For example, if there is $10,000 in profit, $4,000 of that goes to the filmmakers. If the final run time is 100 minutes, and a film is 10 minutes,  that film gets 10% of the $4000 ($400). There is no cap on the sharing amount. 40% of the profit goes to the charit , and 20% of the profit will be kept by festival organizers to cover costs and time.

Rules & Terms

To submit a film, you must have created the project yourself, own the rights or have permission from the owner of the content to submit the film to us. Please read all the rules and requirements before submitting your project:

  1. If your film is in a language other than English, then your film must include hard-coded English subtitles.
  2. All submission fees are non-refundable.
  3. Not all submissions received are selected for the Two Box Film Fest. Films that are not selected are ineligible for profit sharing.
  4. Two Box Film Festival reserve the right to refuse to accept any submission deemed by the jury to be inappropriate.
  5. We do not accept "work in progress" films. Please only send finished films.
  6. A fee is required upon submission. For payment structures, visit the FilmFreeway link below.
  7. Filmmakers may send in multiple short films, but each film requires its own entry fee.
  8. No physical copies of films will be accepted (DVDs, Blu-Rays, tapes etc.). Filmmakers should submit a FilmFreeway online screener.
  9. TwoBox Film Fest will not host films. Selected filmmakers will be responsible for digital delivery of their film (via DropBox, Google Drive, OneDrive, FTP, etc.), and all associated costs with the digital delivery.
  10. Selected filmmakers grant us the authorisation to show elements of the selected film for promotional purposes if required.
  11. It is strongly recommended to send us films that are 10 minutes or shorter. However; we will accept and review films up to 20 minutes in length. Running time includes end credits.
  12. Entrants will be notified of their submission’s selection status on or about March 15, 2020.
  13. The selected filmmakers shall indemnify and hold harmless Two Box Film Fest from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, etc.