Toronto Indie Filmmakers Festival exists as a result of the minds of a group of filmmakers, producers, and crew members; those who are always looking for new experiences in storytelling and finding answers to the all-important questions of our existence. We have tried to find filmmakers who are always in search of something new. Filmmakers who find new topics to explore and new paths to walk on. Looking at the history of cinema, one can see that this art has been built upon new experiences and if we can be a small candle in this path and help the voices of more independent filmmakers to be heard, then it means that we have succeeded in our job.

Toronto Indie Filmmakers Festival is a place for independent, experimental, innovative, and progressive filmmakers to be seen and to be heard.
Please note that we are an online festival for the time being.

Best Short Film
Best Feature Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Short Documentary
Best Feature Documentary
Best Debut Film (First Time Filmmakers)
Best Director
Best Animation
Best Script (includes both produced and unproduced scripts)
Best Original Score
Best Horror Film
Best Comedy Film
Best LGBTQ Film
Best Music Video
Best VR Film
Best Student Film
Best T.V. Series
Best Actor/Actress
Best MicroFilm
Best Poster
Best Trailer

If a film is in a language other than English, it must have subtitles in order to be considered.

All submissions will be screened by a selection committee, therefore a submission does not guarantee selection. The festival will exercise all due care with materials sent. If your film is selected, Toronto Indie Filmmakers Festival reserves the right to use its title and press materials in promotion of the festival on social media.

By submitting a Film to Toronto Indie Filmmakers Festival, the submitter (the producer/director) agrees that they have read, understood, and agreed to the Terms, and obtained consent from any and all owners, creators, writers, producers, and/or rights holders of the Film whose consent is required to submit the Film to Toronto Indie Filmmakers Festival.

The submission fees are in U.S. dollars and are non-refundable.

Overall Rating
  • All perfectly. See you later!

    March 2023
  • A welcoming festival with the friendliest and most honest communication. The website is so professional, great visuals with posters on display linking to the movies.
    It was a joy to be included in Toronto Indie Filmmakers Festival.

    March 2023
  • I highly recommend entering this festival!

    February 2023
  • This film festival was so amazing! To be on display in Toronto was like a dream. Their communication was phenomenal! I can't wait to enter my next film, or two!

    February 2023
  • Fay Goodman

    Unable to attend in person but the experience of dealing with Toronto Indie Festival has been amazing. so lovely to be a part of our creative industry and globally too! I certain aim to try and attend in future. Thank you all so much acknowledging our documentary Lady Samurai - the Final Cut - so thrilled!

    February 2023