Welcome to 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 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
  • Thank you for selecting our veteran film Breaking Point as an award winner (best producer)! Honored to be able to showcase veteran stories.

    January 2022
  • Malcolm Solomon

    Wonderful. Everyone should experience this festival.

    November 2021
  • Richard Neville

    Loved it! An absolute honour to win “Best Indie Short” with our film “Natural Causes”. Thank you so much!

    October 2021
  • Thank you for the possibility to be a part of the festival

    September 2021
  • Aaron Leong

    Thank you for selecting my film to be included in your festival!

    September 2021