8th Annual

Toronto Independent Film Festival

September 08, 2016 to September 18, 2016

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Low-budget Feature Film (budget over $250k USD)
Category for feature films with budgets over $250k (USD).
Micro-budget Feature (budget under $250k USD)
Feature films with budgets under $250k (USD).
No-Budget Feature (budget under $25k USD)
Feature films with a budget under $25k (USD).
Documentary Feature
Documentaries over 30 minutes long.
Female Director Feature
Feature films by female directors
Films with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered themes.
Short Film
Short films under 50 minutes in length.
Short Documentary
Documentary films under 30 minutes.
Animated Short
Animated short films under 30 min in length
Experimental Short
Experimental short films under 50 minutes.
Horror / Sci-Fi Short
Short films under 50 minutes in length with a Horror/Fantasy/ Sci-Fi theme.
Music Video
Music Videos under 10 minutes in length.
Feature Screenplay
Screenplays over 60 pages in length.
Sci-Fi / Horror Screenplay
Screenplays over 60 pages in length with a Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror theme.
Short Short (under 5 minutes)
Short films under 5 minutes in length.


The mission of the Toronto Independent Film Festival is to screen the best of low-budget independent film from around the world. The Toronto Indie is a 10-day celebration of talented filmmakers working on shoestring budgets.


The Toronto Indie runs every September and 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.


Laurie Meyer (Festival Registrar); Penny Williams (Ms); Steve Veale (Director); Terry Higgs (Finance Director)


The Toronto Independent Film Festival accepts submissions from any country.

Festival Categories
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)
Documentary Feature
Female Director Feature
LGBT film
Short Film
Short Documentary
Animated Short 
Experimental Short
Short Short
Horror / Sci-Fi Short
Music Video

Screenplay Award categories:
Feature Screenplay
Sci-Fi / Horror Screenplay
Comedy Screenplay

Please send any related press materials, including electronic press kit, and photos info@film-fest.ca

Although due care will be exercised, Toronto Indie cannot assume any liability for damage to entries.


Submitters agree to their films being shown publicly during the Festival as well as their films being used for festival promotional events, including the Toronto Indie website.