Montreal Independent Film Festival is an annual and a monthly IMDb qualifying festival dedicated to international and Canadian shorts and features of all genres.

All the award winning artists of the monthly editions are further nominated for the annual awards and the red carpet ceremony which will be covered by media at the Cinema du Parc of Montreal.

The monthly IMDb qualifying fest is an online competition but it also provides important additional services to all international filmmakers in screening, marketing, distribution and publicity.

The official selections of each monthly edition have the option to screen and promote their films through our screening channel partners.

The festival has promoted and screened hundreds of international films in the past few editions and it has featured hundreds of artists in various recognizable film magazines.

The festival is truly a great international platform for all filmmakers and it is not about just giving out trophies but recognizing talents and supporting the career of artists working in the film industry as writers, directors, producers, actors, cinematographers, editors, composers etc.

Montreal Independent Film Festival truly cares about the language of cinema, independent filmmaking, filmmakers, arts and all the artists involved in each film project.

Our programmers and the members of our jury are professionals working in media from Canada and all over the world.

We are an organization committed to selecting, awarding, promoting, featuring and screening international and Canadian films.

Best international narrative Feature
Best international narrative Short
Best Canadian narrative feature
Best Canadian narrative short
Best International documentary feature
Best international documentary short
Best director
Best producer
Best actor
Best actress
Best cinematographer
Best editor
Best script
Best animation
Best horror
Best science fiction
Best experimental
Best Web Series/TV Pilot
Best first Time filmmaker
Best female director

Films can be from anywhere in the world since our festival is an international competition.
Our festival has the right to use a trailer, stills and a poster from the films for promotional purposes.
There is no premier status requirement for films that would like to enter the competition. Films can also be available online and in other platforms and still enter the competition.
Completion date of films should be in the past 4 years in order to enter the competition.
The Festival director and the members of the jury can change the category of the submitted film and nominate the film for other categories as well.

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  • Maybe February Films

    Thank you Montreal International Indie Short Film Awards for selecting our film and giving it an award. This festival offers recognition to truly independent filmmakers. Sarah is really responsive and helpful and offers many opportunities to give the film visibility. The festival promotes the selected films nicely through social media and film magazines. Thank you for giving us this opportunity.

    July 2020
  • I WAS VERY EXCITED AND GRATEFUL TO BE A PART OF THIS LOVELY FILM FESTIVAL. THANK YOU 🙏🏾 ALSO BEING A PART OF THE TORONTO SHORT FILM CHANNEL WAS THE HIGHLIGHT

    August 2020
  • alfred williams

    Thank you Montreal International Indie Short Film Awards, for selecting, my short film Mr. D's Makeover! I am deeply honored to be part of this esteemed event. It really means a lot to me to think that others may find my story and film ideas interesting and gratifying!
    Thanks you so much!
    Alfred M. Williams
    Writer, Director of Mr. D's Makeover

    August 2020
  • I'm so very honored to have been selected. Thank you Montreal Independent Film Fest!!!

    August 2020
  • Shihyun Wang

    An awesome festival. Our film Marilyn (French version) made the official selection. We are very happy to be part of the festval.

    August 2020