Welcome to the IMDb qualifying Toronto Indie Shorts!

We are dedicated to Canadian and international short films of all genres. Toronto Indie Shorts has a seasonal structure. Toronto International Indie Shorts was founded by a group of film scholars, filmmakers, film critics and film graduates from the York University of Toronto. The festival was created in the beautiful town of Newmarket where many stars such as Jim Carrey were born. The mission of Toronto Indie Shorts is to celebrate the independent motion picture and literary arts by providing a platform for Canadian and international short filmmakers and writers to have their short film projects recognized, promoted, screened and awarded online. The members of the jury are film scholars, filmmakers, film critics and distributors from Toronto. The members of the jury for each edition will also be selected from previous award winning artists. We would like to involve artists further to collaborate with other filmmakers and our festival online.

Best Narrative
Best Documentary
Best Director
Best Script
Best Producer
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Cinematographer
Best Editor
Best Comedy
Best Horror
Best Science Fiction
Best Web Series/TV Pilot
Best Music Video
Best Experimental
Best Student Film
Best Art Photography
Best Composer/Best Musician
Best Indie Short

The festival has the right to use headshots, images, stills, poster and all promotional material from filmmakers and film projects.
Films must have been completed in the past 5 years.
The films can be from anywhere in the world.
Non English films must be subtitled in English.
We accept all genres.

Overall Rating
  • Tomoyoshi SUGIURA

    I enjoyed this festival. Next year I will win.

    September 2022
  • Gianmarco Alessandri

    Glad I had a choice to participate!!

    September 2022

    WONDERFUL!! Great communication and support!

    September 2022
  • Amine Boucekkine

    Awesome experience! Thank you so much for granting "Dead Dreams Falling" with a winner award for the best music video! I am also thrilled to have won the best composer award. My partner Craig Murray and I feel very honored to have been awarded by this great festival. Definitely looking forward to applying again in the future with more projects!

    September 2022
  • Stilvi Psilopoulou

    Great people! Great work! Keep on!

    September 2022