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The power of short filmmaking

The power of short filmmaking and short films cannot be denied. Short films are often screened at local, national, or international film festivals and made by independent filmmakers with either a low budget or no budget at all. They are usually funded by film grants, nonprofit organizations, sponsor, or personal funds. Short films are generally used for industry experience and as a platform to showcase talent to secure funding for future projects from private investors, a production company, or film studios. They can also be released with feature films and can also be included as bonus features on some home video releases.

The mission of Toronto Indie Shorts is to promote and recognize short films from all over the world through its IMDb qualifying competition. The latest winners of the Toronto Indie Shorts include talented filmmakers and artists from all over the globe with a variety of genres and groundbreaking projects that speak to us as unique indie films. Toronto International Indie Shorts was founded by a group of film scholars, filmmakers, film critics and film graduates from the York university of Toronto.

Here are the winners:

Best Indie Short

Empty Track Directors: Mead McCormick, Darrell Brett

Best Directing

FIGURES Directors: Jamie Hegland, Jade Yurich

Best Narrative

One Man Band Director: Dekang Liu

Best Documentary

Boom, There Goes The Neighbourhood Director: Guy Letourneau

Best Script

Mail Order Bride Writer: Sandra Wade

Best Producer

Adam Jones


Best Actor

Best Actress

Merivelle Hannah

Best Cinematography

Manhattan Moments Director: Chuck Fishbein

Best Editor

Sissy Gamache

Best Comedy

More...More...More... Director: Brad Banacka

Best Horror

MOSHPIT Director: Logan Charron

Best Sci-Fi

The Piece Director: Joseph Bottaro

Honorable mention Sci-Fi & Best Youth Director

Space Blood Director: Chris Chaei

Best Music Video

JULIAN BROOKS - SNAKEBITE Directors: Tim Cash, Irie Adina

Best Animation

Never Shake the Devil's hand Director: Pierre Gregory

Best Experimental

The Bloom Director: Jody Xiong

Best Student Film

Island of Freedom Director: Petr Januschka

Best Composers

James Ashley & Dan Poole


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