Since 1999, a group of filmmakers meet every year in the worldwide known picturesque bavarian town called Oberammergau, to watch and talk independent films and how to rule the world. Now you can join this group.

IndieNuts opens there gates for everyone and founded the IndieNuts Awards festival.

The IndieNuts Awards is an international independent film festival based in Germany, that features a live screening event and business panel discussions. This guarantees unique PR opportunities towards independent filmakers worldwide.

Today, making an independent movie isn't that big of a challenge, as it was back in the old days, but getting it out into the world is the big challenge today. And thats where IndieNuts jumps in. We want to help you get your movie out into the crowd, so you get all the recognition and attention your film deserves.

You ask why and how we can do that? We are professionals in the filmbusiness since 1990 and as independent filmmakers since 1999. We have solutions for you and a lot of experience and are willing to share them with you.

As IndieNuts, we want to connect the audience with the filmmaker and the filmmaker with other filmmakers. We will promote all selected movies on our website and give you the chance to directly connected with your own crowd.

IndieNuts Award 2021

2021 is the First Year we will hold a on Stage "Online Festival". Festival guests will join the secured online festival and together we will find a winner. The Winner will then presented at the IndieNuts Awards 2021 Screenings.

We have four categories: "IndieShort", "IndieFeature", "IndieMusic and "IndieDocumentary"

Every winner in this categories gets an IndieNuts Award.

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GENERAL RULES & Submission Requirements
To be eligible for consideration, all films must meet the following requirements:

* Multiple entries are allowed.

* We do not require premier status.

* All entry fees are non-refundable.

* We do not accept or pay any screening Fees.

*We do not cover any costs for arrival and / or accommodation of selected filmmakers

* You grant us the right to publish your film poster on our Social Media platforms.

* Our pre-judges have access to all films and they vote without sharing your entry publicly.

* Films accepted into the festival must arrive with shipping and customs duties or taxes pre-paid, three weeks prior to the Festival opening.

* Short Films must be no more than 45 minutes in length including credits. Feature films must be no less than 46 minutes in length including credits.

* We accept all genres in any language, from around the world but please make sure that you have subtitles in English (where applicable).

* Entries must be submitted DIGITALLY (Via FilmFreeway or a Vimeo link with a private password or sending us the link to download your film).

* Please make sure that you supply a synopsis!


You agree to indemnify and hold harmless IndieNuts Awards and their agents, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to all legal fees, and any and all court costs) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

By submitting your film to the IndieNuts Awards the individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorised to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements, rules and regulations.

Overall Rating
  • Jakob Zapf

    Thank you so much IndieNuts for this wonderful festival and experience. Even if we couldn't attend due to Covid 19 restrictions, we were so happy with all your communication and dedication. Congratulations on running such a wonderful event. We'll be very happy to attend another time. And thank you so much for the award for A HANDFUL OF WATER. That really means a lot.

    April 2022
  • Selected for the second time for this fantastic festival! Keep up the good work and hopefully see you next time.

    November 2020
  • Lars Pape

    Super Communication. Thanks for having us and good luck for the future!

    November 2020
  • Maria Storti

    A very independent and international festival!

    November 2020
  • Steffen Hacker

    IndieNuts is still small, but everyone attending loved the atmosphere and the film selection! The venue is great, people are super nice and the town with its glorious Alps surrounding is definitely inviting enough to stage a few days longer. We┬┤ll be back! ;)

    March 2020