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TrueSail Movie Academy Award (TMAA) is an initiative executed by the founders of True-Sail Production & Motion Pictures Inc., also filmmakers with good knowledge of the movie industry. TrueSail Movie Academy Award (TMAA), is a Toronto based Movie Award organized to encourage, promote and to honor excellence in film making not only here in North America, but also the Worldwide at large. With this being TMAA’s first inaugural award edition, the idea for TIMAA’s is influenced by ambitious filmmakers who understand the importance of getting recognized for the abundant creative ideas indie filmmakers bring in and to be acknowledged for their film making achievements on the big stage.

Our Objective

Our objective is to encourage and to promote filmmakers and their respective craft, connect them with other players in the industry while playing a role in the positive direction of their film making careers.


We award the best independent filmmakers after a comprehensive evaluation and selection process. All official selection gets a LAUREL as a Nominee to receive an award. After the selection process has been concluded, our Jury will select from the list of nominees, the winners for each category who will receive a Trophy. We will have a Live Award Ceremony and winners from each category will have the opportunity to walk on the Red Carpet, have media interviews prior to receiving their Awards live on stage.

The TMAA Event

This year’s event will be held at The Toronto York Woods Theaters. Filmmakers will have access to the TMAA’s Red Carpet and other Social Activities, Interviews, Awards Ceremony and Networking opportunities here in Toronto, Canada.


TMAA’s Awards will take place on the 6th of October at the prestigious Toronto York Woods Library Theaters. All Films nominated to receive an award under the following categories: Best Short Film, Best Music Video, Best Trailer, Best Visual Effects, with a limited number of selections of films from the “Best Feature” category will be screened live during the event. The TMAA Award ceremony will kick off immediately after the last film is screened live. There will be media coverage, live performance, Red Carpet and the handing of awards. We are working on a suitable venue for an after party for filmmakers and film-lovers in attendance to make the night a pleasant one.




Submissions fee for Best Feature Film automatically qualifies films into all categories. However, during the selection process selected films will be placed into different categories. This means that your film may qualify for one or multiple categories giving filmmakers the chance to win one or multiple awards. All this for one submission fee. Jury’s decision is final!




Judging & Award Levels

Each year the TrueSail Movie Academy Award (TMAA) will receive multiple entries. TMAA will celebrate creativity by honoring good craftsmanship through the following award categories: Audience Award, Jury Award, Best of Show, Awards of Excellence, Nollywood Jury Awards, The TrueSail Award For Outstanding Black Film, Awards of Merit and Awards of Recognition.


Audience Award

Jury Award

Best Feature

Best Canadian Feature

Best Nollywood Feature

Best Bollywood Feature

Best Caribbean Island Feature

Best International Feature

Best Feature (By A Black Filmmaker)

Best Asian Feature

Best LGBT Feature

Best Feature (By A Female Filmmaker)

Best Feature (By A First-Time Filmmaker)

Best Short Film

Best Music Video

Best Music Nonvisual

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 Over 45 pages

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