Helsinki Independent Film Festival is a film festival dedicated to independent cinema. It is managed by the editors of Indie Cinema Magazine and aims to promote auteur cinema and to be a celebration of world cinema.
We welcome films o from all countries and appreciate originality and artistry of filmmakers. We want to provide attention also to films which were made on small budget.
The festival will take place in Helsinki , Finland,
Helsinki Independent Film Festival is alive film festival in Helsinki, Finland with a live annual Awards Ceremony.

At the annual awards - winners receive trophies and certificates. All winners who do not present at Awards ceremony and wish to get the trophy shipped must pay shipment fee.

Best Feature Film
Best Feature Film Director
Best Feature Film Screenplay
Best Feature Film Actor
Best Feature Film Actress
Best Feature Film Cinematography
Best Feature Film Original Score
Best Song
Best Documentary Feature Film
Best Documentary Short Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Music Video
Best Short Film
Best Short Film Director
Best Short Film Screenplay
Best Short Film Actor
Best Short Film Actress
Best Short Film Cinematography
Best Short Film Original Score
Best Student Film
Best Animated Film
Best Thriller
Best Horror Film
Best Comedy Film
Best Science Fiction Film
Best Screenlife Film
Best Performance Film
Best Photography

All film submitters must have rights of the film.
We encourage the submission of international film or video entries, but all entries must be in English or have English dubbing or subtitles.
All entries must be available for screening during the festival.
You may submit as many entries as you like. Each entry requires its own entry fee. Fees are not refundable.
We accept online submissions.
Please submit films using FilmFreeway.
All films should have been completed within last 3 years.
All awards are based on the overall merit of the entry. Decisions by the judges are final.
Finalists will be notified a month before if their entry will be screened at the Indie Cinema Awards and considered with the other finalists for the top awards.
Festival does not deal with any copyright issues. All copyright issues should be resolved by the film authors.
Filmmakers and screenwriters retain 100% all of the rights to their projects and materials that they submit to Indie Cinema Awards.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless us, our officers, affiliates, employees, and partners from any and all claims and liability arising out of entering or transmitting your film to the Indie Cinema Awards.

Overall Rating
  • susan osberg

    Good to be a season 1 winner of Indie Cinema Awards,

    October 2022
  • Very nice film awards. I was surprised when I won!
    I was very happy and honoured to have won "BEST COSTUME".
    Thank you

    September 2022
  • Thank you for selecting Daisy for your film festival line up. It was also fun to have the opportunity to create a short video to be shown after the film. Thank you again.

    September 2022
  • It was wonderful to be embraced by the Indie Cinema Awards Festival. The team is also very responsive to my questions. Looking forward to submitting again.

    September 2022
  • Joaquim Haickel

    Obrigado por ter possibilitado mostramos nosso filme.

    September 2022