HOLLYWOOD INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER AWARDS and FESTIVAL is an independent film competition and live screening event combined with a unique opportunity for PR geared toward independent filmmakers worldwide.

Making an independent movie is a challenge and we here at HOLLYWOOD INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER AWARDS and FESTIVAL want to help you put your film on the path to success with all of the recognition, notoriety and accolades you and your film deserve.

As HOLLYWOOD INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER AWARDS and FESTIVAL is committed to showcasing TRULY independent films, we are dedicated to finding those "hidden gems" that may otherwise be overlooked by the bigger festivals because of the lack of name recognition or budget.

We are thrilled to announce that we will be screening selected winning films at PARAMOUNT STUDIOS in Hollywood in TBA 2021. Invaluable exposure for your hard work! ***DUE TO THE CURRENT WORLDWIDE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE LIVE SCREENING DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Screening Venue:
Paramount Studios, Back Lot
5555 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Our live screening event at Paramount Studios will include a day of festivities including multiple screenings, filmmaker Q&A's, red carpet arrivals and photographs and delivering of awards to winning filmmakers.

Let's celebrate your huge accomplishment!

***Not all category WINNERS will receive a live screening. 

Located in the heart of Hollywood, the judges of HOLLYWOOD INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER AWARDS range from former studio executives and talent managers to award winning independent filmmakers with a combined experience of over 40 years in the entertainment industry. 

If your film is selected for an AWARD, you will be notified via email as an "Official Selection" and you will receive an "Official Selection" laurel. 

Each category will have their own set of AWARDS that will be broken down into the sections below:

FEATURE FILM (in the genres: Drama, Comedy, Horror, SciFi and LGBT; each genre will be voted on separately and receive their own set of Awards)

AWARDS: 

BEST PICTURE
GOLD AWARD
SILVER AWARD
BRONZE AWARD

The "BEST PICTURE" winner from each genre (Drama, Comedy, Horror, SciFi and LGBT) will receive an engraved statuette and an in-depth written interview with the filmmaker that will not only appear on the HOLLYWOOD INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER AWARDS website and blog, but additionally, it will be sent out in a WORLDWIDE press release and promoted via our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages. 

Invaluable PR for your film and it's team!

"GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE Award Winners" will receive a mention not only on HOLLYWOOD INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER AWARDS website and blog, but additionally their names will be featured in a WORLDWIDE press release and promoted via our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages. 

We help you create a buzz for your film!

SHORT FILM (UNDER 40 MINUTES; in the genres: Drama, Comedy, Horror, SciFi and LGBT; each genre will be voted on separately and receive their own set of Awards)

AWARDS: 

BEST SHORT FILM
GOLD AWARD
SILVER AWARD
BRONZE AWARD

The "BEST SHORT FILM" winner from each genre will receive a certificate of their "WIN" and in-depth written interview with the filmmaker that will not only appear on the HOLLYWOOD INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER AWARDS website and blog, but additionally it will be sent out in a WORLDWIDE press release and promoted via our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.

Invaluable PR for your film and it's team!

"GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE Award Winners" will receive a mention not only on HOLLYWOOD INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER AWARDS website and blog, but additionally their names will be featured in a WORLDWIDE press release and promoted via our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages. 

We help you create a buzz for your film!

DOCUMENTARY (Feature Documentary, Short Documentary; each category (feature/short) will be voted on separately and  receive their own set of Awards)

AWARDS: 

BEST DOCUMENTARY (Feature & Short)
GOLD AWARD
SILVER AWARD
BRONZE AWARD

The "BEST PICTURE" winner from the Feature Documentary Category and the Short Documentary Category will receive a certificate acknowledging their "WIN" and an in-depth written interview with the filmmaker that will not only appear on the HOLLYWOOD INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER AWARDS website and blog, but additionally it will be sent out in a WORLDWIDE press release and promoted via our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.

Invaluable PR for your film and it's team!

GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE Award Winners" will receive a mention not only on HOLLYWOOD INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER AWARDS website and blog, but additionally their names will be featured in a WORLDWIDE press release and promoted via our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages. 

We help you create a buzz for your film!
 
WEB SERIES

AWARDS: 

BEST WEB SERIES
GOLD AWARD
SILVER AWARD
BRONZE AWARD

The "BEST WEB SERIES" winner will receive a certificate of their "WIN" and in-depth written interview with the filmmaker that will not only appear on the HOLLYWOOD INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER AWARDS website and blog, but additionally it will be sent out in a WORLDWIDE press release and promoted via our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.

Invaluable PR for your film and it's team!

GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE Award Winners" will receive a mention not only on HOLLYWOOD INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER AWARDS website and blog, but additionally their names will be featured in a WORLDWIDE press release and promoted via our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages. 

We help you create a buzz for your film!

MUSIC VIDEO

AWARDS: 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
GOLD AWARD
SILVER AWARD
BRONZE AWARD

The "BEST MUSIC VIDEO" winner will receive a certificate of their "WIN" and in-depth written interview with the filmmaker that will not only appear on the HOLLYWOOD INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER AWARDS website and blog, but additionally it will be sent out in a WORLDWIDE press release and promoted via our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.

Invaluable PR for your film and it's team!

GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE Award Winners" will receive a mention not only on HOLLYWOOD INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER AWARDS website and blog, but additionally their names will be featured in a WORLDWIDE press release and promoted via our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages. 

We help you create a buzz for your film!

STUDENT FILM

AWARDS: 

BEST STUDENT FILM
GOLD AWARD
SILVER AWARD
BRONZE AWARD

The "BEST STUDENT FILM" winner will receive a certificate of their "WIN" and in-depth written interview with the filmmaker that will not only appear on the HOLLYWOOD INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER AWARDS website and blog, but additionally it will be sent out in a WORLDWIDE press release and promoted via our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.

Invaluable PR for your film and it's team!

GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE Award Winners" will receive a mention not only on HOLLYWOOD INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER AWARDS website and blog, but additionally their names will be featured in a WORLDWIDE press release and promoted via our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages. 

We help you create a buzz for your film!

BEST OF FESTIVAL 
BEST OF FESTIVAL will be awarded to the ONE chosen project, regardless of category, which HOLLYWOOD INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER AWARDS deems to be the "best of the best" among all of the submissions to the festival. 

The "BEST OF FESTIVAL" winner will receive an engraved statuette and an in-depth written interview with the filmmaker that will not only appear on the HOLLYWOOD INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER AWARDS website and blog, but additionally it will be sent out in a WORLDWIDE press release and promoted via our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages. 

LIVE SCREENINGS
LIVE SCREENINGS will be selected among the WINNERS of the HOLLYWOOD INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER AWARDS.

WINNING projects chosen to screen, will be honored to show their film on the back lot at PARAMOUNT STUDIOS in Hollywood, California, ***DUE TO THE CURRENT WORLDWIDE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE LIVE SCREENING DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

***Not all category WINNERS will receive a live screening. 

***Please note, all non-English speaking films must be subtitled in order to be considered, with the exception of music videos.

We have no other restrictions for your work. This includes premiere status, it's age and/or whether your work has been made available online.

We accept entries worldwide.

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  • Stephen Mills

    It's a great idea to send this festival your film. They love innovative new work that other, more formula-driven festivals might pass on. These people want the risk takers, they value them, and they give them a screen to live on. Their standards are out-of-the-box but high. This is a true independent FF for films that are truly independent. Stephen Keep Mills, writer/director Love is not Love

    June 2021
  • andrea recchia

    i love this festival, very amazing

    June 2021
  • Jeffery Thompson

    Thank you Hollywood Independent for honoring our film "Damned If I Do" with your Gold Award ! Your support and accolades helped us tremendously and we can't thank your team enough ! Hopefully we will get a chance to meet you all in person at your next festival screening, Cheers !!!

    June 2021
  • NATTHAPHON AMORNTUT

    Awesome Amazing Welcome
    Congratulations for all film
    Thank you so much for selected THE MESSAGE for Hollywood Independent Filmmaker Awards
    I hope visit to this festival .I need to share knowledge about film and problem film industry .
    I need join community for independent film around the world
    Now I am in thailand have COVID 19 but can not Stop I doing making film . I need to help if I can doing something for this film festival.Please tell me
    Love and take care see you all filmmaker
    Hope to see you all
    Never give up on something you really want.
    However impossible thing may seem.
    There’s alway a way.
    Thank you so much The message film crew & Actor
    Pongsak tangkana Penjan wongsompech Phisit Kittithnetphanit Lee Thongkham
    NATTHAPHON AMORNTUT
    Director/Script writer /Producer/Director of Photography /Actor
    filmaop99@gmail.com
    Address
    245 Pak Klong Phasicharoen Subdistrict Phasicharoen Distict tardthai road
    Tel 0816447260
    Bangkok Thailand 10160
    THAILAND

    June 2021
  • Cortez Mack

    Thank you for allowing the movie teaser/trailer to my upcoming film, "My Sisters' Cup" to become an Official Selection of the Hollywood Independent Filmmakers Awards & Festival. This is such a GREAT HONOR, and, I am very HUMBLED by this opportunity.

    Again, THANK YOU!!!

    June 2021