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
  • 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
  • Edward Platero

    It was our absolute pleasure to have our film have it's world premiere at the 2017 TOIFF. Steve and his incredible team behind TOIFF, made our experience this year an enjoyable one.

    September 2017
  • Had a great time. Wonderful festival. Thank you!

    September 2017
  • Angela Landis

    This festival was an AMAZING experience. Steve who runs it was a great host. I look forward to returning with my next film :)

    May 2017
  • Timothy Collins

    Unfortunately we were not able to attend the festival, but the communication from the organizers was always prompt, kind and professional. We are very grateful that Kiss of Death was included and we will definitely be submitting more of our work in the future!

    April 2017