Toronto Indie Night is a short form, Multimedia showcase (but is ofter just called a Film Fest)
Created by filmmaker Shannon Tosic McNally, Toronto Indie Night was started in the back of a local video story (eyesore cinema) in 2018. the goal was to simply give a hometown premiere to some local content and to gather to support and encourage one another as artists with no pretense. From our humble beginnings, we grew into a highly anticipated event, happening 3 times a year. In our first year, we hosted 4 events. Screened over 80 projects from local artists and events started including international works.
We curate all our events. The Audiance is always in for a treat; filled with hidden treasures and forgotten Jems. This is an event for filmmakers AND Film lovers alike.
Toronto Indie Night is dedicated to creating an accessible platform, to showcase diverse stories that reflect the world we live in.
We stand by "Nihil de nobis, sine nobis" Nothing about us without us.
We strive to have equality at all our events. Both in front and behind the camera.
We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for our patrons and artists. We will only showcase work that reflects those values.
Reach out to us with any questions
How We Curate our Events
Each event is curated by a Jury of 5 industry professionals. Emerging and Intermediate artists alike. Artists who still remember what it is to make your first project come to life.
Shannon holds one Jury spot, but she never felt it was right to have the mandate of "nothing about us without us" and not involve community members in the selection process
The Jury is kept anonymous.