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
  • Manouchehr Kholghi

    Fantastic Toronto Indie Shorts Film Festival

    April 2023
  • It’s an honour to have been selected and nominated by this festival. We think it’s a great opportunity to show your film. Thank you.

    April 2023
  • Ken Sagoes

    We are honored and extremely grateful that your festival chose our short film "The Secret Weapon: Yesterday IS Today" as a Nominee. The festival is well-organized and has excellent communication. May the festival continue to provide filmmakers with a platform that fosters creativity and self-expression.

    April 2023
  • Thank you Toronto Indie Shorts. I was ecstatic to find out my script, Tempting Fate, was nominated in the short script category. Great work all around: communication, organization, communication and timeliness. Keep up the great work!

    March 2023
  • Thank you Toronto Indie Shorts for selecting NO INVITATION as a winner for the Best Actor award. We are honored and humbled by your consideration. Thank you for your constant communication.

    March 2023