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.

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.

Every film submitted will also be in consideration for our yearly film festival in Dublin (June 2019)

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.

Every film submitted will also be in consideration for our yearly film festival in Dublin (June 2019)

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
  • Thank you for the Spotlight Award and the very helpful feedback for our film! Highly recommended!

    May 2019
  • Nathan Luttrull & Nicholas Stauffer

    Wonderful Festival with lots to offer a filmmaker. I will definitely apply here again for any further projects. I've already recommended this festival to another filmmaker in person, and probably will do so again.

    They awarded our film, "The Serpent in the Apple", with the Spotlight Award, which was an honor for our team. The feedback also felt really good to receive. Great fest!

    March 2019
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  • Adam O' Byrne

    Great Festival! My Directorial Debit 'Blood, Sweat & Years' was a winner of the Spotlight Award which was fantastic to receive. Communication was spot on from the festival and it's great for any festival to give feedback on the films. Highly recommend.

    March 2019
  • Zeff Lawless

    The cast & crew of BINGO! are honoured to be made a Winner of the Spotlight Award at the Elevation Indie Film Awards. It is a great opportunity to share our filmmaking on this wonderful Film Festival. Thanks one and all for making this such a great festival winner. The feedback is really helpful. I'd call that a BINGO!

    March 2019
  • The best thing of the Elevation Indie Film award is that they give you the feedback of the film, so you can understand what worked and what can be improved. Most of the film festival don't do it. The screening is done once a year, so I can't give a review of the other parameters yet, but I am looking forward to attend to it!

    November 2018