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.
10 days of 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 2016 Toronto Independent Film Festival
via Withoutabox or Film Freeway.
The Toronto Independent Film Festival accepts Submissions from any country.
Early Submissions Period -- Sept 29, 2015 to Jan 16, 2016
Early Submissions Deadline -- January 16
Regular Submissions Period -- Jan 16 to April 15
Regular Submissions Deadline -- April 17
Late Submissions Period -- April 16 to July 8
Late Submissions Deadline -- July 8
All filmmakers will be notified before August 10
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
Our submissions address for film screeners is:
Toronto Independent Film Festival 2100 Bloor St. West, Suite 6130 Toronto, Ontario, M6S 5A5 Canada
Although due care will be exercised, Toronto Indie cannot assume any liability for damage to entries.
Additional information can be found on our FAQ