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
  • Sue Smith

    Thank you for officially selecting our music film, You Come Calling, into your program at the Toronto Film and Script Awards. Thank you so much from the cast, crew and creators of You Come Calling!
    Sue Smith, Producer and Tessa Fleming, Director

    January 2023
  • Honored to be a screenplay nominee for the unproduced screenplay category, for In the Cards. Thank you. Pleasant experience with your festival. Will likely recommend to peers!

    January 2023
  • Sina Nazarian

    Thank you for the support & recognition of arthouse cinema.

    Very delighted to have been nominated for the Best Experimental film.

    Thank you,

    Sina Nazarian

    December 2022
  • Despite a late entry, the readers reacted quickly and nominated "Ash." Well done, Toronto!

    December 2022
  • Elizabeth Lewis

    I was honoured to have my script There's Still Paris be included in this festival. Great and timely communication.

    December 2022