The Toronto Indie Horror Festival is a DIY film festival started in 2016 to showcase independent horror movies from around the world. After several years of screenings at D-Beatstro, the festival found its home at Eyesore Cinema, located at Dufferin and Bloor in Toronto, Ontario. From local short films to international found footage movies, Toronto Indie Horror Fest strives to bring frightful features to independent film lovers in the GTA.

You must own the rights to the work submitted.

All non English films must have English Subtitles.

Overall Rating
  • R. Marshall Smith

    Thank you Toronto Indie Horror Fest for selecting our short film Cold Start. We appreciated the opportunity to meet and hangout with other talented filmmakers in a cozy, intimate setting. We were thrilled to see Cold Start up on the "big screen" and to share the spotlight with a number of well-crafted short films. Long live indie film. Cheers!

    October 2023
  • was thrilled to be a part of the Toronto Indie Horror fest with my first short film "Consumed". Both my lead actress and I have roots in Canada and we were really grateful to be able to show this in your festival with so many cool indie shorts.

    October 2023
  • Renee Cox

    I was so happy to be selected to be part of this festival and it was an amazing time. I even brought my 11 year old who had a great time too. Wonderful festival !

    October 2023
  • One of my favourites! A small and cozy venue with cool stuff to check out before and after screenings. The festival is a local treasure and I was thrilled to show my short film there.

    October 2023
  • Shaista Roshan

    It was lovely to be selected for the Women in Horror showcase at the Toronto Indie Horror Festival. It was great to see other women in the genre with such a diverse line up. Chris was very warm. We had a blast!

    October 2023