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.

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
  • It's a great awards for indie filmmakers. At first, I'd like to appriciate for my nomination for my work in the best cinematography. i think it's a great path for talented filmmakers who haven't gotten enough opportunities. Even though it was my first time to submit my work in this awards, I felt great credit and reliability of this organization. It's very well organized and communicative. I'll continue to pay attention to this awards

    November 2022
  • Thank you so much for this honorable mention for our film " Chocolate Monsters 2 ( baseball ) ", it's an honor, and a real pleasure that gives us more motivation to keep-on doing what we like, Thanks again!...

    November 2022
  • We love your art festival because of your sensitive selectivity and discernment. Thank you so much! Elizabeth Bishop Ph.D

    November 2022
  • Mark Forbes

    Thank you to the Toronto Film Magazine (Art Film Spirit Awards) for nominating my UK Feature film Mother & Wild. And I wish all the best to all the indie filmmakers! Thank you to Helen from Toronto Film Magazine for her help! :)

    November 2022
  • Thank you Toronto Film Magazine for selecting my feature screenplay "Where Angels Fear To Laugh" as the best screenplay. It's my honor and pleasure. You guys made my year πŸ™πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» Soooo happyyyy!!!

    November 2022