The mission of the Toronto Independent Film Festival is to screen the best of low-budget independent film from around the world. The Toronto Indie is a celebration of talented filmmakers working on shoestring budgets.

The Toronto Indie runs every September and offers a fantastic opportunity for undiscovered filmmakers to showcase their achievements in a space where all the key players of the film industry have gathered.

Film Awards:
Feature Film (budget over $250k USD)
Micro-budget Feature (budget under $250k USD)
No-Budget Feature (budget under $25k USD)
Documentary Feature
Female Director Feature
LGBT film
Short Film
Short Documentary
Animated Short
Experimental Short
Horror / Sci-Fi Short
Short Short (under 5 minutes)
Music Video

Screenplay Award categories:
Feature Screenplay
Sci-Fi / Horror Screenplay

All films and genres made with indepdenent spirit and low budgets

Overall Rating
  • Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend, but I have attended the Toronto Short Film Festival, produced by the same great organization in the past. As with TSFF, the communication was great and the Carlton Theater venue superb. I will be applying again!

    October 2018
  • Darcie Irwin-Simpson

    Such a wonderful festival. Thank you so much for including my film.

    September 2018
  • T.O. Indie was a great festival to participate in -- not just as a filmmaker but as an audience member as well. The selection this year was incredible, the organizers and volunteers did a great job and the location was perfect -- right in downtown Toronto with the potential to draw a large audience. Thanks for programming my film this year, it was a blast!

    September 2018
  • The organizer Steve Veale is a gift to local filmmakers! As is this festival. From the beautiful Carlton Cinema venue, to the film posters, red carpet photo ops, and networking, to the gorgeous HD digital screen and sound system of the theatre, this is a festival we were thrilled to premiere at. Thank you for the memories!

    September 2018
  • Wish I could have attended. Steve the Festival Director was very kind and accommodating. I had family who went that said the screening was well attended.

    October 2017