The Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival fosters the arts community in South Etobicoke while showcasing the passion and spirit of independent film.
Produced by Fifth Ground Entertainment Inc. in association with Lakeshore Arts, Lakeshorts is made possible by our generous Sponsors.
Lakeshorts is spearheaded by renowned Canadian actress, Michelle Nolden (Saving Hope, Nikita, Republic of Doyle) and film and television producer, Chris Szarka (Rent-A-Goalie, The Rawside of…). After reviewing over one hundred and ninety submissions, a distinguished jury has programmed two evenings of screenings to include short films from around the world. With something for everyone, Lakeshorts brings the world of cutting-edge independent filmmaking to the Lakeshore and South Etobicoke. We live in a community that is filled with amazing artistic talent of all disciplines. We feel a responsibility to bring our passion for film to our neighbours while making the world aware of our rich artistic life here in South Etobicoke,” says Nolden, Artistic Director. On Friday, Lakeshorts will present the Scotiabank Loved and Local screening, featuring emerging and local filmmakers as well as selected award winners from the Gala held the following evening. Hosted by renowned film critic Richard Crouse, the Gala Performance on Saturday, will feature a dynamic program of films by filmmakers from Canada and around the world, including the festival award winners. The festival acknowledges outstanding achievement through awards donated by local sponsors including Agency 71, The Assembly Hall, City of Toronto, Deluxe, William F. White, Scotia Bank and Steam Whistle Brewery.