IndieFEST Film Awards is an independent, top-tier internationally respected global awards competition – a platform attracting both veteran pros and talented fresh filmmakers. IndieFEST recognizes film, television and media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change.
  • ACCESSIBLE – IndieFEST attracts exceptional work from filmmakers of all levels of experience – from talented first-timers to industry heavyweights like Oscar winner Jeff Bridges, Susan Sarandon and Yamaha Entertainment.
  • UNIQUE – IndieFEST is a truly international film awards competition, not a traditional film festival, attracting global participation. Currently 83 countries and counting!
  • BUZZ – Filmmakers know creating publicity is incredibly valuable for their projects and future endeavors.
IndieFEST has a mission – to find and recognize cinematic gems and unique perspectives in film and video. Whether you are an industry vet or new to the craft, we invite you to send your best!
  • WOW – IndieFEST looks for short media with the “It Factor”.
  • PRESTIGIOUS – In winning a IndieFEST award you join the ranks of high-profile winners like Liam Neeson, Mark Ruffalo, Oscar winner Patrick Osborne and Emmy-nominee Maro Chermayeff, and many more!
  • TELLING – Our talented filmmakers have gone on to win Emmys & Tellys and countless other awards.
  • SOCIAL CONSCIENCE – IndieFEST grants an annual Humanitarian Award and celebrates work by women filmmakers, LGBT, disability issues, passionate advocates for social justice, humanity, animal causes and environmental issues.
  • PROMOTIONAL LAURELS – give your film opening and graphics that wow factor! PEER REVIEW – our judges are award-winning filmmakers who understand the craft and what audiences want.
  • PEER REVIEW – our judges are award-winning filmmakers who understand the craft and what audiences want.
  • PUBLICITY ENHANCEMENT – Winners are announced to a database of 44,000+ email industry professionals as well as additional international media outlets.
  • PRESS RELEASE – We provide a fill-in-the-blanks Press Release and valuable tips to help you promote your win. We’ve done the heavy lifting – fill it in and send to media outlets!
  • SOCIAL MEDIA PUSH – Facebook and Twitter announcements of winners and updates from our filmmaking community can be shared with your own lists.
  • Best of Show – Free 24k gold plated statuette for the Best of Show winner ($375 value)
  • Award of Excellence, Award of Merit, Award of Recognition

“An invaluable competition! It?s structure allows for many deserving filmmakers to be recognized and rewarded helping up-and-coming filmmakers” – Timothy C

“Feedback and encouragement are amazing. A fair forum for all filmmakers – the judges give honest and valuable feedback. Truly supportive of the Indie filmmaker.” – Bob C

“Support and communication are amazing. Being IMDb qualified, a great array of laurels and help with Press release are all invaluable.” – Michelle L.