The IMDb qualifying Toronto Film & Script Awards was founded in downtown Toronto by a group of independent filmmakers, writers, cinematographers and actors. Throughout the pandemic, the festival has continued mostly as a virtual event with online screenings and promotions through various media partners.

The mission of the festival committee is to promote and market international and Canadian arthouse independent film projects and create further exposure and publicity for talented artists. The festival is building a strong artistic community of interest around the language of cinema and indie art film professionals and film lovers, in the heart of one of the most interesting emergent capitals of arts and culture.

The festival seeks international and Canadian features, shorts and screenplays. We look for unconventional auteur-driven films made with a personal voice and style. Simply put – we're looking for the next generation Art House!

Best Narrative Feature Film
Best Narrative Short Film
Best Canadian Film
Best Feature Documentary
Best Independent film
Best Horror
Best Experimental
Best Thriller
Best Music Video
Best Animation
Best Web Series/TV Pilot
Best Student
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Cinematographer
Best Editor
Best Unproduced Script
Best Produced Script
Best Director
Best Producer
Best Composer

No premiere is required for the competition.
All genres are accepted.

Overall Rating
  • anne gart

    Thank you Toronto Film & Script Awards for championing arthouse cinema and screening our film Stationed!

    November 2023
  • Thank you for selecting INCIDENT ON HIGHWAY 7 in the Best Unproduced Screenplay category of your festival. It was a grand experience.

    June 2023
  • We are delighted with the experience and we are thankful for the nomination. It's out first project. Thank you.

    June 2023
  • Rashad Haughton

    It is a fantastic festival. Highly recommended.

    June 2023
  • Salvatore Riggio

    Thank you for your consideration.

    June 2023