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
  • Christine Comeau

    Thank you very much for the award. It is a beautiful recognition. Long life to your festival.

    August 2022
  • Harold L. Brown

    Very professional, timely communications and great promotion/support of storytellers.

    July 2022
  • michael cutler

    My short film "A Family Portrait" has won multiple awards and recognition from different contests, but the Toronto Indie Shorts festival was the one I was particularly watching and was thrilled when they included it in their program.
    Thankyou so much. You guys are the best!

    June 2022
  • We are very happy as a team­čś╗It was very important for you to share and value our story.. thanks for everything­čĄŹ

    June 2022
  • Great festival! thanks a lot for the official selection.

    June 2022