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
  • It was my first time for Toronto Indie; a great experience and a professional management. I hope to see you next year!

    September 2021
  • Amazing festival! They kept me well-informed throughout the entire process and it is my distinct honor to be the winner of the Best Horror Script. Thank you for such a phenomenal experience. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

    September 2021
  • Marios Papageorgiou

    Toronto Independent Film Festival is at the antipode of the other festival "Toronto International Film Festival". It is running the very same days. And for 14 years now, it has been building its prestige for representing the independent spirit that is difficult to find a place in the so called historical festivals. So, Toronto Independent Film Festival forms its course festival by festival. And that's something... great!

    September 2021
  • Ferguson Sauvé-Rogan

    I had a great time and I’ll100% enter again. I just look forward to a world without Covid so we can so be together. Online can be hard because I miss people/networking but nevertheless Toronto Independent did an awesome job.

    September 2021
  • Jorge Herrera

    Great Festival. I am very honored to have participated with my film Club Habana. Great team.

    September 2021