Indian Independent Film Festival is an India-based international film festival competition with red carpet screenings and Q&A all year round and an annual awards event.

Indian Independent Film Festival is looking for independent projects from all genres, especially looking for filmmakers who don't have the opportunity to showcase their talent from all countries, especially from those traditionally underrepresented in the global film industry.

Every month, Indian Independent Film Festival establishes a comprehensive hierarchy of the most important films in the festival circuit, awarding a considerable number of projects in several different categories.

Besides the red carpet screenings and Q&A all year round, Indian Independent Film Festival qualifies directly for the monthly top award-winning projects for the annual event, to celebrate the best of the year.

All Finalists/ Official Selections of each Monthly Edition:
All projects officially selected in each monthly round receive the Indian Independent Film Festival official laurel and the custom certificate (digital format) of achievement according to their final status in the competition and will be listed on our website and Social networks.

All-Winners of Each Monthly Edition:
Will receive the Indian Independent Film Festival Awards Laurels by email and receive the Winner Indian Independent Film Festival Awards Certificate (digital format) ready for printing & will be listed on our website and Social networks;
Automatically enter the ‘BEST OF THE YEAR’ competition as an Annual Official Selection (will be decided by our Honorable Jury Members).

(The Traditional Annual format)
From the pool of nominees and awards winners of each cycle of 12 monthly rounds, Indian Independent Film Festival shortlists the annual finalists (the top of the year) and decides the 3 top nominations for each of the awardable categories.
All nominated projects are screened at the annual event which closes with the awards ceremony for the best of the year & receive the prestigious Indian Independent Film Festival Trophy during the Annual Gala Event in front of the Audience. In case they could not attend the Award Ceremony they can receive their trophy by paying shipping costs;

Also, for each monthly round, Indian Independent Film Festival decides and awards two overall winners (chosen from all categories) special jury mentions (Awards of Excellence) & Outstanding Achievements Awards.

The special screenings and Q&A as well as the annual awards have a different timeline that is announced through our website and social media outlets. All submitters are always kept in the loop and in advance to be able to do the preparations to attend the events.

Rules & Terms:
Please read these Rules and terms carefully before you submit your project. By submitting your project to competition in the Indian Independent Film Festival, you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules and terms.

(1) All films must have English-language subtitles.
(2) Indian Independent Film Festival can use trailer/teaser/film poster/stills or BTS for promotional purposes (but do not release, under any form or circumstances, the full film)
(3) Submitting your film to the IIFF is not a guarantee of selection. All the official selections, nominees, and winners will be listed on our website permanently. All the winning projects will receive an award or certificate. Please note that we do not offer application fee waivers. We treat every submitter equally.
(4)By submitting, you agree that you own all copyrights and intellectual properties to your work.

1. Amateur videos.
2. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations.
3. Projects involving politics/films promoting political agenda.
4. Pornography.
5. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles for non-English films, poor resolution).


(i) Indian Independent Film Festival any resemblance to other events is purely coincidental. We do not represent or can be represented by any other organization.
(ii) Also, we do not disclose any kind of information with third parties.
(iii) Finally, please be aware that we do not ask for or accept any kind of donations.
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Overall Rating
  • Ann-Marie McCormack

    It is so great to be chosen for the Best Women's Film award for our short film No Blacks No Irish No Regrets.
    Thank you so much IIFF - your communication has been fantastic and we look forward to the annual event.

    May 2024
  • Coale Coleman

    Absolutely the best and most professional film festival! Am truly honoured my short screenplay THE TOWER won Best Short Script! Notified promptly and received an amazing certificate and enormous publicity. The Indian Indpendent Film Festival is not to be missed by writers and filmmakers!

    May 2024
  • It was a great experience. Everyone and everything was very professional. Our film got a lot of exposure and an award. What more do you want? Thank you so much.

    May 2024
  • Brent Heise

    Thank you to Indian Independent Film Festival for giving The Girl Who Faded Away a Best Music Video award. I am honored and I highly recommend this festival.

    May 2024
  • Noah Forrest

    Great Festival!! Great people!! Thanks again!!

    May 2024