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
  • Kevin Neal Agee

    It's been a great honor and privilege to be awarded Best Director for our film, Behind Closed Doors. Thank you to the Toronto Indie Filmmakers Festival for your generosity, communication, and professionalism along the way. I wish all the best to the festival, and those who work tirelessly putting it all in place.

    October 2022
  • It was a pleasure and an honor to participate and win with the the first movie I ever released, thank you so much to the whole festival and to the communication staff, I hope to be able to showcase some new work with you soon

    August 2022
  • Toronto Indie Film Festival this year gave me the opportunity to screen my two works "Julia guns and blood" and "Artist's soul" expressing my sincere opinion as a desecration of the usual schemes. I had my chance. I was able to give my best. Thanks for your festival and award.

    August 2022
  • Jason Kelly Lee

    Thank you Toronto Indie Filmmakers Festival for awarding me Best Director for "Sticks and Stones." That film was made with so much love. It's amazing to see it being recognized. This was a great experience. Thank you again for including us!!!

    July 2022
  • 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