The mission of Boston Independent Film Awards is to create the best possible virtual online festival in order to promote and recognize indie film and script projects from all over the world.

Our goal is to find talented U.S. and international filmmakers and help them promote their work.

We accept films from all genres.

Your film will be reviewed by our screeners team and the highest scored ones will be selected as Official Selection receiving corresponding Laurels. Then, our international jury will choose the winners in each category and they will receive the Official Laurels.

Boston is an important location for U.S. filmmaking and the city of Boston has played a great role in American Cinema.

All in all, 352 TV series and films have been produced in Boston since 1900, with a number of them winning Academy Awards: Goodwill Hunting (1997), Jaws, (1975), The Departed (2006), The Fighter (2010).

We want to support filmmakers and writers in any way we can!

For your chance to be recognized as the best of the best in independent film- from any genre and from any country around the world- submit to our team.

Best Narrative Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary short
Best Experimental
Best Animation
Best Science Fiction
Best Horror
Best Director
Best Producer
Best Cinematography
Best Editor
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Script
Best Unproduced script
Best TV Series/Pilot/Web
Best Comedy
Best Student Film
Best Music Video
Best Thriller
Best Trailer
Best Composer
Best First Time Filmmaker
Best Female Filmmaker
Best Independent Film

Films must have been completed after 2018 in order to be eligible for the annual.

There is no completion date requirement for our seasonal festival.

You must own the rights or have permission from the owner in order to submit.

Entry fees are non refundable.

All genres and all countries are eligible.

Overall Rating
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Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Kathryn Orzech

    So grateful for the support of new talent, and awarding ASYLUM Best Unproduced Script in the BIFA 5th Edition festival. Winners remain posted on their website. This festival is a great value, too.

    September 2022
  • Lacey Adair

    Thank you all so much for the time and effort put into this film festival. I'm honored to have had my film Catham County to be an award winner for Best Documentary Short.

    I hope that the film has created a more empathetic view of feral cats and that there are small things that we can collectively do to ensure that they do not suffer on the streets.

    August 2022
  • We are overwhelmed with joy to be part of the Boston Independent Film Awards and grateful that our movie "The Reporter from Ocoee with Love" was awarded with Official Selection.
    Thank you so much to the great festival and best wishes!

    "The Reporter from Ocoee with Love"
    Kn Television Team

    August 2022
  • Javid Banday

    A wonderful experience in deed seeing our work getting recognized at various prestigious platforms like Boston Independent Film Awards.

    August 2022
  • Thanks for the selection, and good luck to all the finalists!

    August 2022