Indie Alehouse Film Festival

The first Indie Alehouse Film Festival is now open, and accepting submissions!

Calling all aspiring Scorseses, Fellinis, Kubricks, Goddards, and Neil Breens - if you have an eye for composition, a directorial flair, and a taste for hops and barley, we want you to enter into the first Indie Alehouse Film Festival.

 The Indie Alehouse Film Festival is THE premiere Toronto-based craft beer film festival, and is your guaranteed* ticket to fame and fortune. Gather your friends, your family, your pets, and your weird college roommate who was into foreign films, and start shooting!



  • All entrants receive a 15% off future beer purchase in our online bottle shop* (Min $50 purchase)

  • Honourable Mentions receive a Beer Bundle

  • Category Winners receive a $100 Indie Alehouse Gift Card, as well as a Beer Bundle 

  • Our Grand Prize Winner will receive a $250 Indie Alehouse Gift Card, the chance to attend a Champions Brew Day where you’ll help brew your own special Indie beer, and of course - a Beer Bundle.



  • Create a video that fits into 1 of 2 categories

  • A) Short film (30-90 seconds) B) Long film (90 seconds-5 minutes)

  • Upload to Youtube or a similar video streaming site.

  • Send us the link! - email subject- Indie Film Fest

Deadline to submit is April 30th!

Looking for some suggestions?

1) Animals and babies up the cute factor (no babies drinking beer!)

2) A faux “Beer Commercial”

3) ‘Beers Bears and Battlestar Galactica’ – the anything goes open category

4) The “Football to the Groin” best Simpsons reference 

Bonus points if your submission includes some beer in it!


  • Amy Cole of the RAA

  • Raina Douris, World Café

  • Steve Patterson, CBC Radio’s The Debaters

  • Chris Owens, Actor (The X-Files, The Expanse, The Incredible Hulk)

  • Dave Murray, Art Director of the Indie Alehouse and stunt goaltender in Goon 2



  • Please obey the laws of God and Man – we are not responsible if you break them, including but not limited to, good taste and image use and copyright laws among others

  • All submissions grant the Indie Alehouse permission of use the material.

  • This is for fun, if you are taking things too seriously, this is not for you, try running for school hall monitor. 

  • Any and all decisions by the ‘decision committee’ aka Indie Alehouse mgmt. are final, you can bribe us but that’s another matter

  • Prizes are subject to change, and must be accepted as awarded

  • Other stuff for sure, mostly but not necessarily, common sense

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