Online Awards with Live Screenings.

The Elevation Indie Film Awards has been set up by Indie Film makers for Indie Film makers. We understand the difficulties of gaining recognition for your work and want to shine a light on the vast talent of Independent filmmakers from around the world.

The difficulties surrounding showcasing an Indie Film in commercialized festivals means that some great movies are not given the credit they so richly deserve, so the Elevation Indie Film Awards has been set up to do just that.

Our films do not compete against each other as in traditional festivals, we judge each film on it's own merit so are simply looking for quality.

* All entries will receive constructive feedback on their film.

* The best films will be screened in our festival in Dublin.

Our judging panel consists of Directors, Producers, Writers, Actors and Casting Agents experienced in the world of Independent film making and have first hand knowledge of the trials and tribulations that goes into creating a great film.

If you are an entertaining, innovative, exciting film maker then join us and take part in the Elevation Indie Film Awards.

Awards and Prizes

Films are not competing against each other so quality and creativity are celebrated in four categories of awards:

The Pinnacle Award

The Spotlight Award

Award of Merit

Award of Recognition

* The Pinnacle Award honors those who exceed all levels of excellence and is given to the top scoring films for each season.
* The Spotlight Award is for stand out films of quality and creativity
* High standards of artistic and technical attributes in film production are celebrated with the Award of Merit.

Special Section Awards:

Best Director,
Best Actor,
Best Actress,
Best Screenplay,
Best Cinematographer.

Only one person each season will be awarded winner in each category of the Special Section Awards.

The best film/films will get a showcase screening at our festival in Dublin.

Rules and Guidelines

Submission is taken as acceptance of our rules and guidelines

Online screeners only accepted. Please make sure to send us any passwords needed to view your film. Please note Elevation Indie does not download data or accept submissions via dropbox. Please only submit your film via sites such as vimeo or youtube.

All entries not in English must have English subtitles.

Please ensure the submitter owns all rights to the material submitted.

Multiple submissions from a filmmaker our accepted and can be entered in multiple categories

Entrance is taken as permission to screen your work should it be chosen for our showcase screenings.

Overall Rating
  • As I haven't attended an event yet, I can't rate Hospitality and Networking which will happen soon - however, my experience to date has been extremely positive. There has been excellent communication, and this festival is value for money. I was thrilled to have won a Pinnacle Award with my documentary film '1 Billion'. They also provide informative and very useful feedback from the Judges, it'a always great to know why you were chosen or not. I had heard of this Festival, all good things, and now I'm honoured to be part of it. I look forward to events and future opportunities to submit my work, I can highly recommend this festival.

    November 2018
  • Barry Fahy

    Was an honor for our short “Boy Racer” to win a Pinnacle award! Festival is well run and getting feedback from all the judges was a fantastic plus!

    November 2018
  • Paco Arasanz

    Gracias al festival por el reconocimiento.

    September 2018
  • Didn't attend festival as my film wasn't chosen to be screened but it was awarded a spotlight award which was nice. I was disappointed that they didn't screen the film considering it was awarded but they still gave recognition to my film which i appreciated.

    May 2018
  • Gail Wagner

    While I was unable to attend the festival, the organizers were very amiable and communication was great. The cast and crew of The Reprogramming of Jeremy were honored to receive The Spotlight Award

    May 2018