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

Films and scripts can be available in other platforms and online.
Films and scripts can be of any genre and from anywhere in the world.
Films and scripts must have been completed after 2015.

Overall Rating
  • Moïra ROCHEZ

    Thank you for selecting my script

    April 2023
  • Manouchehr Kholghi

    Fantastic Toronto Film Festival Thanks

    March 2023
  • Many thanks for awarding ab Honorable Nominee to my dystopian pilot teleplay "The Mongrel." Encouraging.

    March 2023
  • Antonio Bellido Marin

    Mi agradecimiento a este mágnifico Festival por considerar a La Vida es el Tango - Bailala Bien como Mejor Guión para Largometraje no producido basado en mi novela gráfica .

    March 2023
  • Karinthal McCray

    Major shout out to this contest for the nominees of my scripts "Shattered Trust" & "Puck It Up." Looking forward to sending more of my work here. Thank you.

    February 2023