Spring Awakening

SharpCuts annual film festival is keeping the momentum strong and starting a fresh new series in the spring of 2011!


Submissions are now Open! Visit wihoutabox for more info!

The Blended Film Challenge

Returning for the third year! Highschoolers across Southern Ontario have been challenged. Are you game?

The Festival

Mission Statement

SharpCuts is a tour de force among festivals, celebrating both independent short film and music. The event attracts emerging and established artists who showcase their works to peers, critics, and the public.

Festival Introduction

In 2011, SharpCuts returns for its fifth year as a staple festival in Guelph, Ontario, and surrounding area. The event is an epicenter for local, national, and international indie musicians and filmmakers to convene in appreciation of their craft. Annual highlights include a Fright Night, Saturday Short Sets, a Comedy Kick-off event, an evening of musical free-styling as well as the Filmmaker Gala and Awards Banquet. New this year, the roster will also include a night devoted to filmmakers delving into the exploding world of Web Series production. Previously, SharpCuts has hosted illustrious Canadian talent such as musician Jeff Bird (Cowboy Junkies) and actors Art Hindle (Beverly Hills 90210, ENG, Paradise Falls and Canadian Case File) and Laura Bertram (Ready or Not, Andromeda, Robson Arms).


Important Dates

Earlybird Deadline: March 1st, 2011
Regular Deadline: March 26th, 2011
Festival Program Announced: April 5th, 2011

Blended Film Challenge Sign-up: April 11th, 2011.

Blended Film Challenge Kick-off: April 18th, 2011
Blended Film Challenge Completion Deadline: April  30th, 2011

Festival: April 26th – May 1st 2011

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