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TOsketchfest Film Festival Lineup

The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival will kick off Wednesday, March 8 at The Theatre Centre with The TOsketchfest Film Festival presented by The Second City. This event will include appearances by local comedians and filmmakers sharing some laughs and popcorn at this in person screening event.

Back for a sixth year, The TOsketchfest Film Festival is a curated selection of some of the funniest comedy shorts from across Canada and beyond, shining the spotlight on the best in on-screen sketch comedy.

We had an excellent roster of submissions this year, and our dedicated jury of comedy professionals painstakingly viewed and evaluated each one.

The 2023 TOsketchfest Film Festival Line-up:

  • Air Duel by TSC
  • Cheap Rent by Cheap Rent
  • Couples Therapy by Brad Dworkin, Clare Blackwood, Chris Wilson
  • Delivery by Matthew Albani
  • Gas! by Kyle Woolven
  • Killing for a Living by Sherice Griffiths
  • Love Island Canada by Wishful Genies
  • Married At First Fleet by Blythe Ashton
  • Milkshake the Malti by Cheap Wine
  • Movie Night by Emma Friedman
  • Navi Boys by Mike Mildon
  • Night Drives – While My Bidet Gently Weeps by Jono Hunter
  • Plants by Emily Milling
  • Shout Out by Unhinged Comedy
  • Tennis Ball Woman by Jessica Drolet
  • The Flower by Lisa Cheong
  • Thirty Years Ago by Cool Kid Comedy

From this impeccable list of shorts, five will be revealed as nominees for “Outstanding Comedy Short” on Wednesday, March 8 at TOsketchfest Film Festival screening. One finalist film will be crowned “Outstanding Comedy Short” at our Best of the Fest Showcase on Sunday, March 19. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize.

Join us March 8 at The Theatre Centre to walk the Blue Shag carpet with the filmmakers and chow down on your favourite movie snacks in this fun-filled premiere screening.


See you on the blue shag carpet!