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.

* Winners of our Special Section Awards will have the option of joining Elevation Indie in our judging panel for future nominees, helping them to build a network of like minded individuals from around the globe.

* The best films of each season will be screened in our festival in January 2018.

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 & Prizes

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.
Each season one Pinnacle Award winner will receive a Best Film Award for both feature film and short film. These film will get a showcase screening at our festival in Dublin.
* 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. Those winners are invited to join our network of independent film makers and take part in judging future Special Section nominees of Elevation Indie if they so choose.

Rules & Terms

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 win best film.

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    Michael Boston

    Besides having one of the coolest logos of all the festivals, Elevation is one fests that we are so proud to have been a part of. It's very obvious that the people behind this are very organized and care about the filmmakers. We were fortunate to win the Pinnacle Award but the staff also sent us a very detailed rundown of their criteria that even had quotes from their board members This was very appreciated. Our cast and crew enjoyed this. Elevation is a festival with Integrity and oozes with profesionalism. Bravo to them!

    October 2017