IMDb qualifying Art Film Spirit Awards in association with Toronto Film Magazine is devoted to the spirit of indie filmmaking, discovery of artists, and arthouse film projects from all over the globe. Every edition, the winners are promoted through the magazine team and receive publicity and promotions in order to create further exposure for indie film projects and artists working in media. The members of the jury for each edition are selected from award winning artists, filmmakers, producers, writers and actors based in Toronto and all over the world. Every year, we screen the finalists of the year in our live event in Toronto.

Check out our latest winners in Toronto Film Magazine:

Best Feature Narrative
Best Documentary Film
Best Narrative Short Film
Best Comedy
Best Science Fiction
Best Animation
Best Experimental
Best Horror
Best Student Film
Best TV Series/Web Series/Pilots
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Editor
Best Cinematographer
Best Composer
Best Indie Film
Best Screenplay
Best Photo

Short films must be less than 40 minutes in length.
We accept all genres and there is no premier requirement.
We have the right to use trailers, posters and stills for promotional purposes for the official selections and winners.
Screening is optional and is not required for the competition.
Filmmakers must hold all the rights.

Overall Rating
  • Anahit Dasseux Ter Mesropian

    Thank you very much for everything, we are so happy and proud to be winner for our documentary.

    June 2023
  • Salvatore Riggio

    Thank you for your consideration.

    June 2023
  • Cristina Hortig├╝ela

    Thank you very much for selecting "In the land of Brightness" it has been an honor to be part of the festival and to having shown my documentary .Congratulations!

    June 2023
  • John Campbell

    Love the fact that we were not only given the opportunity of an Official Selection with Art Film Spirit Award, but to actually win, truly a great moment for our documentary series on Black Artists.

    June 2023
  • Karinthal McCray

    I humbly appreciate this contest for selecting my scripts "The Curse of Greed" and "Puck It Up" as Nominees.

    June 2023