2019 TIFA Submissions

In 2019 submissions are accepted in 14 categories, outlined below.

Winners will be announced March 22, 2020. 

For your chance to be recognized as the best of the best in independent film – from any genre and from any country around the world – submit to TIFA.

All of our submissions are viewed by three industry professionals before moving forward in the competition.  We believe that this process gives our submissions the best possible chance – leaving individual preference out of the equation.  The winning films are screened to passionate film audiences in Toronto, hungry for the best in independent film.

In 2019 submissions are accepted in 14 categories, outlined below. Winners will be announced March 22, 2020.

Toronto Independent Film Awards Inc. (TIFA) proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, the world’s #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.

Categories for Submission

NARRATIVE FEATURE
a) No Budget (budget $25,000 and under)
b) Micro Budget (budget $26,000-$50,000)
c) Low Budget (budget $51,000-$100,000)
d) Mid budget (budget $101,000 +)

Features can be in any genre, produced in any year, can have distribution, and are 50 minutes to 180 minutes long.

NARRATIVE SHORT
Shorts can be in any genre, produced in any year, can have distribution, and are a maximum of 50 minutes

STUDENT FILM
Student films can be in any genre, produced in any year, must be produced by student, and are a maximum of 180 minutes long.

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
Feature documentaries can have been produced in any year, can have distribution, and are 50 minutes to 180 minutes long.

SHORT DOCUMENTARY
Short Documentaries can have been produced in any year, can have distribution, and are a maximum of 50 minutes.

EXPERIMENTAL
Experimental films can have been produced in any year, can have distribution, and can be of any length to a maximum of 150 minutes.

ANIMATION
Experimental films can have been produced in any year, can have distribution, and can be of any length to a maximum of 150 minutes.

CHILDREN’S FILM
Experimental films can have been produced in any year, can have distribution, and can be of any length to a maximum of 150 minutes.

MUSIC VIDEO
Music videos can have been produced in any year, can have distribution, and are a maximum of 10 minutes.

WEB SERIES
Web Series can have been produced in any year, can have distribution, and can be of any length to a maximum of 150 minutes.

SCREENPLAY
Screenplays can be of any length up to a maximum of 150 pages.