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.

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.

IndieNuts Award 2021

2021 was the First Year we were forced to go "Online". From that date on, the Winners will be presented on the IndieNuts Awards Website.

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

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.

* 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
  • Gabriel De Santiago

    Thank you for showing “InTime” an honor to have been a winner

    November 2022
    Response from festival:

    We thank you. You have made an awesome shortfilm. Thumbs up and the highest high-five to you and your team.

  • Victoria Bruce

    We were told we were a finalist but given no explanation of what that meant. Our old film poster appears on the website with a broken link that goes nowhere. We were never communicated with. I'm glad the fee is only $15 but I would appreciate a refund and to have my film taken down from your site. Thank you.

    November 2022
    Response from festival:

    Dear Victoria, we are very sorry you feel that way. The documentary submitted by you or your team, was selected to our Festival and took part in the event. So we are not aible to delete it. But we will gladly change the Poster and the link if you provide us with a current one.

  • 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