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
  • Melissa Das-Arp

    This is an amazing festival, great organizers, very personal and communication is excellent. Highly recommend!

    September 2022
  • amir zavosh

    It was a very attractive and sincere presence. Wishing to see you again...

    September 2022
  • Super friendly folks w/ great communication!

    September 2022
  • Toronto Indie are something special. Why? Because they know talent when they see it, in all its forms. Believe me, I know. I wrote a screenplay in a distinctly different way to that prescribed by many screenplay gurus, and it worked. Well, of course it did, I'm a good writer, and Toronto Indie saw that, rewarding me with their annual Sci-Fi / Horror Screenplay Award. I have huge respect for them.

    September 2022
  • It was my first time for Toronto Indie; a great experience and a professional management. I hope to see you next year!

    September 2021