One of North America’s Top Festivals for Micro and No-budget films
The Toronto Indie is Toronto’s own film festival for truly independent films, and a headline event for micro-budget and no-budget films in North America. The Toronto Indie offers a fantastic opportunity for undiscovered filmmakers to showcase their achievements, in a space where all the key players of the film industry have gathered.
Screenings at the Carlton Cinema
We’ll screen over 80 features and shorts over 10 days at the Carlton Cinema, one of Toronto’s favorite indie film venues .
Toronto Indie uses the strength of Toronto’s sizable independent filmmaking community to put on a fantastic festival. It’s an indie film festival by and for indie filmmakers.
Sell Your Film at North America’s Biggest Film Industry Gathering
The entire film industry in gathered in Toronto in September, which makes the Toronto Independent Film Festival the perfect place to screen your project to sales agents, distributors, and investors. Numerous To Indie projects have been picked up for distribution on the back of their screening at our festival, and our festival team will work with you to help with any deals.
Note that Toronto Indie, aka the Toronto Independent Film Festival, is a separate festival from the Toronto International Film Festival, which runs at the same time.
Submit your film to the 2021 Toronto Independent Film Festival
The Toronto Independent Film Festival accepts Submissions from any country.
Early Submissions Period -- Sept 21, 2020 to May 7, 2021
Early Submissions Deadline -- May 7
Regular Submissions Period -- May 8 to June 4, 2021
Regular Submissions Deadline -- June 4
Late Submissions Period -- June 5 to July 2, 2021
Late Submissions Deadline -- July 2
All filmmakers will be notified before August 6, 2021
The Toronto Independent Film Festival is open to international films in one of the following categories:
Feature Film (budget over $250k USD)
Micro-budget Feature (budget under $250k USD)
No-Budget Feature (budget under $25k USD)
Female Director Feature
Horror / Sci-Fi Short
Short Short (under 5 minutes)
Screenplay Award categories:
Sci-Fi / Horror Screenplay
All entries must be shipped prepaid, fees are in $ USD
Fees for feature films are $75 early, $80 regular, $85 late.
Fees for short films are $45 early, $50 regular, $55 late.
Music videos & short shorts are $30 early, $35 regular, $40 late
Fees for feature scripts are $45 early, $50 regular, $55 late.
Please send any related press materials, including electronic press kit, and photos firstname.lastname@example.org
All submissions must be received electronically, we do not accept DVD's in the post.
Sept 9-18, 2021