IndieCaptiol Awards is an annual awards ceremony that highlights the accomplishments of independent filmmakers throughout the Washington, DC/Metropolitan area. The ceremony concentrates on the merits of narrative and documentary fare as well as including awards for animation, student film work, web series and new media. Submissions for the competition is free and seats to the event are kept at a low cost to ensure independent filmmakers ability to attend. The 4th Annual IndieCapitol Awards will take place Sunday, October 14th 2018 at the Angelika Mosaic in Fairfax, VA as part of the week long 9th Annual Reel Independent Film Extravaganza.

Awards are given for the following categories:

Best Picture
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Screenplay
Best Editor
Best Cinematography
Best Sound Design
Best Original Score
Best Visual Effects
Best Make Up
Best Documentary Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Animation/Experimental Film
Best Wardrobe
Best Set Design
Best Student Film
Best Ensemble Cast Web Series
Best Web Series
Best Innovative New Media (Podcast/Education/Entertainment News)

Submission is free to all filmmakers hailing from the Washington DC Metropolitan Area. This awards ceremony is strictly for films and media content produced in the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia areas between July 2016 and July 2018. Tickets to the ceremony are $25.00. We keep the price low so that filmmakers are able to afford to attend. There are no free seats or tickets given to nominees or attendees. All films will be viewed online and nominees will have two weeks to provide any and all content needed for the awards ceremony.

Overall Rating
  • Really solid awards program. We didn't win in our category, but we felt the judging was fair and comprehensive. And it was clear that the work had been really looked over because during the networking segment, we received feedback that would only come from in depth jurying. Everyone was incredible. The crew working the event were excellent.

    October 2016
  • Shawn Leister-Frazier

    This was such a great and exciting experience. IndieCaptiol did a terrific job making film makers and actors feel that their work is greatly appreciated in the DMV area. From interviews, to photographs, to awards and even beautiful nomination certificates, they really thought of everyone. I also made a lot of new worth while connections. If you're in the DMV area, this is something you should apply to without hesitation.

    October 2016