Welcome to the bi-monthly and annual IMDb qualifying Toronto Indie Shorts!

We are dedicated to Canadian and international short films of all genres. 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 to collaborate further 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
  • Ruth delaLande

    We're thrilled and honoured to have won Best Documentary for our film The Lens of Memory. Thankyou.

    October 2023
  • agnes cheng

    Thank you for nominating The Grey Scar in the Best Documentary category. Good communications and a great festival!

    October 2023
  • Thank you for nominating PIT & PENDULUM in the Best Experimental category.

    June 2023
  • aidan haughey

    Great festival and staff, very happy to have The Bounty of Love nominated!

    June 2023
  • The Heart Whisperer winning Best Documentary was an honorđź’š How lovely to have the awards covered in Toronto Film Magazine, too.
    The communications was clear and great for me, a first time film festival novice. Thank you

    June 2023