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
  • Alexander Senicki

    This is an outstanding festival to be sure. The caliber of the TIFF films online was impressive. A big shout out to independent filmmakers!

    June 2022
  • Bernie Masterson

    Delighted to be a part of this wonderful festival.

    June 2022
  • A superfun Indie Film Fest with excellent participating films. Thoroughly enjoyed exploring the content and was impressed by the easy communication with the team!

    June 2022
  • Marianna Novikova

    Optics team is grateful for the award that was given to our film and for every opportunity to speak about what is important for our country. We wish you sustainable development and growing audience. Glory to Ukraine!

    June 2022
  • Jill Walker

    Special thanks to Toronto Indie Filmmakers Festival for the honorable mention for our short documentary, Peace and Love Will Never Die, A Song for John and Yoko. The communication was great and we are grateful to have been part of this festival!!!

    June 2022