Mission of the IMDb qualifying 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.
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
  • Katsi'tsakwas Ellen Gabriel

    Great festival and honoured to have my documentary Kanatenhs - When the Pine Needles Fall awarded

    May 2023
  • Thank you, Boston Independent Film Awards! Our Knockout team is thrilled. Cheers!

    May 2023
  • Thank you so much for selecting my fantasy-horror, feature screenplay, SACRED SUN, for festival.

    May 2023
  • Katherine Schimmel

    Outstanding festival! Very well organized. So thrilled to be able to participate. Thank you Boston Independent Film Awards!!!!

    May 2023
  • Salvatore Riggio

    Thank you for your consideration.

    May 2023