We award the best independent filmmakers after a comprehensive evaluation process. Winners for each quarterly "Best Picture" gets LAURELS, with an opportunity to  contest again at a combination of audience and judges vote for a TROPHY at various categories and a DISTRIBUTION OFFER which is optional to you.  In addition, all entry finalist are eligible to compete again at the festival screening in September for an award from the list below. A certificate suitable for mounting and display will be given to the winners of each category. Winners of our annual TINFF-Festival Gala will receive an engraved Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival (TINFF) Audience Favorite Trophy. The event will be held at the International Center, near the Pearson Toronto International Airport. Filmmakers will have access to festival Screenings, Red carpet Interviews, Awards Ceremony and Networking opportunities in Toronto, Canada.

Best Feature Film (Hollywood-USA)

Best Feature Film (Nollywod)

Best Feature Film (Bollywood)

Best Feature Film (International)

Best Feature Film (Canada)
Best Short Film
Best Music Video
Best Trailer
Best Actor
Best Actress

Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Director

Best Producer
Best Web Series
Best Horror
Best Thriller/Action
Best Comedy
Best Animated film
Best Sci-Fi
Best Student film
Best Documentary
Best Editing
Best Cinematography
Best Visual Effects
Best Original Music Score
Best in Show

Best Costume

Best Art Director


Screenplay under 30 pages
Screenplay under 60 pages
Screenplay under 120 pages

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