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
  • Tony Stellato

    Thank you for officially selecting The Hanged Man!

    April 2022
  • Merci pour la sélection Productions Star NM .

    April 2022
  • Pat Melanson

    Thanks much to the Festival for including my film. You have definitely been the best communicators so far! I wish my computer skills had been up to the task of helping the film getting a better audience segment, but I’m old, I did my best! Best of luck to you in the future!

    April 2022
  • Tom Bridger

    Thank you for the selection! We were happy to be considered

    April 2022
  • Gary Kaulback

    It was a pleasure to have my short film 'Arrivederci' selected for this festival. Thank you to the staff for highlighting the work of independent filmmakers.

    April 2022