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TikTok Effect House x TIFF Future of Filmmaking Challenge

TikTok Effect House x TIFF Future of Filmmaking Challenge

This fall, we’re celebrating the best of films with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). As the world’s largest publicly attended film fest, TIFF brings together some of the most brilliant and creative minds in the film industry—and we want you to be a part of it!

For this challenge, we’re giving you a chance to score a VIP festival experience, including access to star-studded screenings, networking events, and the world-renowned Industry Conference.

About this challenge

From now until August 12, enter the TIFF Future of Filmmaking Challenge by following one of the prompts below to create an effect in Effect House that pushes the boundaries of cinematic storytelling and inspires the next generation of filmmakers:

  • Lights: Design an effect that produces lighting effects (LUT filter effects, bling, etc.)
  • Camera: Design an effect that features cinematography effects (waves, fisheye lens, zoom, etc.)
  • Action: Design an effect that creates transitions (crop, spin, etc.)

An esteemed panel of judges including TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey, AR/VR Director and TikTok creator Laura Gouillon (@lauragouillon), and TikTok’s Effect House team will select one Grand Prize winner who will be flown to Toronto in September to experience the best of the fest!


One Grand Prize winner will win:

  • A trip for two to Toronto to attend the TIFF Opening Night Screening, including transportation and accommodations.
  • A TIFF Industry Pass (provides access to Press & Industry screenings, the Industry Centre, the Industry Conference, and more)
  • An invitation to the TIFF Opening Night Party

In addition, your effect will be featured in a TikTok video on TIFF’s official TikTok account, as well as in the Trending tab of TikTok Effects tray in select regions.

Five runners-up will win an exclusive TIFF and TikTok “Movie Night” prize package.

How to enter

  1. Download Effect House to create your effect.
  2. In the submission form, select “TIFF Challenge” in the dropdown menu under Challenge.
  3. Upload and submit!

Challenge timeline

The Challenge Period is between July 25th, 2022 00:00 AM PT and August 12th, 2022 11:59 PM PT


Lights: Blue and Red Filter


♬ Hey Gow You Doing – Pure Mr Glory

Frequently asked questions

How do I know if I won the challenge?

Can I submit effects I’ve already published?

Can I submit more than one effect?

What regions is this challenge eligible in?

Visit TikTok Effect House x TIFF Future of Filmmaking Challenge T&C for full terms and conditions. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited. The Challenge Period is between July 25th, 2022 00:00 AM PT and August 12th, 2022 11:59 PM PT. Open to legal residents of the regions listed in the Official Rules and who are at least 18 years of age, or the age of majority, at the time of entry. Enter by submitting an effect as described in the terms and conditions within the Challenge Period. 1 Grand Prize winner and 5 Runner-Up Prize Winners will be selected by a panel of judges based on specific criteria set out in the terms. Username and profile picture of winner[s] will be displayed. Rewards: 1. Grand Prize: Trip for 2 to Toronto to attend TIFF (ARV $ 10000 USD), 2. Runner Up Prize: TikTok Effect House x TIFF “Movie Night” swag package (ARV $215 USD). Limit of one Reward per person/Challenge. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.