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 commercialised 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.

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.

Winner's will (on occasion/not guaranteed) receive other prizes such as discounts for film service sites.

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

Overall Rating
  • My short “Thirty Days” won the “Award of Merit” last year! I’m so grateful, my first award! It really helps with a new filmmakers confidence. Thank you guys!

    March 2020
  • anthony breatnach

    Delighted to have received a pinnacle award from this festival for our film THE MONTERREY EXPRESS. Screening was top- notch.
    Interesting collection of films screened. Very few issue films. Festival run by guys who like movies

    July 2019
  • Sarah Fohl

    Although I won't be able to attend this year's festival, I was honored to receive a Pinnacle Award for my short film! The feedback was a bonus and I am sure the festival is as productive as advertised. If you can attend, go!

    June 2019
  • Always a pleasure to be a part of this! I've won 5 spotlight awards so far, and the fact they give you feedback is great. Not a lot of festivals do that. I'd highly recommend this to filmmakers.

    June 2019
  • Wayne Byrne

    To put it simply Elevations is everything a Film Festival should be. Honest, hard working and industry dedicated.

    June 2019