Best Indie Film Award is one of the monthly film festivals of the Best Film Awards - IMDb Qualifing Film Festival, organized by the GOLDEN ART FILM FESTIVALS. Our film festival is a prestigious monthly festival with live screening once a month and an annual film festival for filmmakers around the world, based in one of the most beautiful cities in the world – London, 29th Decemeber 2021.

Last year, we awarded films and screenplays in the Best Director Award and Best Script Award. We honored the directors who were shortlisted for Oscar and BAFTA nominations.

We ourselves are filmmakers, producers and entrepreneurs. We know how difficult it is to show the world that someone appreciates your work. That's why we came up with a unique project in which we involved several jurors from around the world and created a new opportunity to show your film to the world.

Our mission is to recognize talent and passion and to award the best indie films. Our team works around the clock. Each films we seen within 72 hours! Best Indie Film Award is looking for the best short and feature films!

The festival is based on a professional approach. In the evaluation, we focus on the technical design of the film, the idea of ​​the film, dramatic gradation, the tone of the film, the script, the conflict, the reality of the action, the acting performances and we attention to the details on which your film is composed.

The main prize of the Best Film Awards is $ 5,000.

The best films from each month will be screened. Every month we will produce a small brochure. In this brochure you will find specific monthly screened films. You can also find them on our website in the BEST FILM AWARDS section in the Monthly Screenings section.

If you win, you can register your project on our IMDb website:

MONTHLY COMPETITION (38 categories):

Best Indie Film (feature or short film, any genre and length)


Best Indie Short Film
Best Indie Short Documentary
Best Indie Feature Film
Best Indie Feature Documentary
Best Indie Student Film
Best Indie Super Short Film
Best Indie Super Short Documentary
Best Low Budget TV Series
Best Indie Animation Film (Short/Feature)
Best Indie Drama Film (Short/Feature)
Best Indie Comedy Film (Short/Feature)
Best Indie Horror Film (Short/Feature)
Best Indie LGBT Film (Short/Feature)
Best Indie Experimental Film (Short/Feature)
Best Indie Thriller Film (Short/Feature)
Best Indie Sci-fi Film (Short/Feature)
Best Indie Action Film (Short/Feature)
Best Indie Crimi Film (Short/Feature)
Best Indie Fantasy Film (Short/Feature)
Best Indie Parody Film (Short/Feature)
Best Indie Western Film (Short/Feature)
Best Indie War Film (Short/Feature)
Best Indie Historical Film (Short/Feature)


Best European Low Budget Film (Short/Feature)
Best American Low Budget Film (Short/Feature)
Best South American Low Budget Film (Short/Feature)
Best African Low Budget Film (Short/Feature)
Best Asian Low Budget Film (Short/Feature)
Best Australian Low Budget Film (Short/Feature)

All winners receive a free certificate (pdf/jpg file)

The main prize of the Best Film Awards is $ 5,000.

1. If the film is not in English, it must have English subtitles.
2. All entry fees are non-refundable.
3. Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted.
4. The decision of the festival selection committee is final.
5. Films that are submitted must be the entrant’s original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third Parties. Contestants agree that they have obtained all required copyright permissions regarding music, sound & images. Etc presented in their film.
6. The organizers reserve the right not to award any or all of the prizes.
7. The organizers have the right to use trailers or still photos on public social networks to promote your project and our festival.

Overall Rating
  • Perica Antov

    Great, for reaching the Semi-Final.

    June 2021

    May 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your feedback! It's amazing to hear such nice words!

  • Philip Brocklehurst

    It is a true honour to be selected at the Best Indie Film Award. It's a wonderful event, one I highly recommend to other filmmakers and one I look forward to submitting more of my work to in the very near future.

    May 2021
    Response from festival:

    Philip, we are glad that you were part of our competition!

  • Adam Nowak

    good festival, nice people, recommended

    May 2021
    Response from festival:

    Adam, we believe that one day we will meet in person! You are a talented filmmaker!

  • Alexander Bruckner

    Thank you for having us! :-)

    May 2021