The Indie Online Film Awards is an awards body dedicated to indie films.
No budget? No problem. We know how painstakingly difficult it is to make a movie. We specialise in genre cinema, low-budget and independent films.
We want to help indie filmmakers find success by celebrating their achievements with a plethora of different awards.

We choose nominees and winners every two months, so filmmakers don't have to wait an entire year for results. This enables you to quickly build buzz for your project.

Best Director
Best Animation film
Best Thriller
Best Music Video
Best Experimental film
Best Student Film
Honorable Mention

We reserve the right to omit a particular award if we don’t receive enough entries in that category.
If we deem it appropriate, additional categories of awards may be presented.

1. Filmmakers are responsible for sorting out the copyright on their own materials.
2. Films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English).
3. Short films cannot exceed 25 minutes (credits included). Short films produced during and after the year 2017 will be admitted.
4. All submissions for the Film Festival are to be paid through the FilmFreeway platform.
5. Jury’s verdict is fully irrefutable. The submission fee is non-refundable.
6. Applications for participation are accepted from any legal entities or individuals who have reached the age of 18 (under 18 — with parental/guardian permission).

Participation in the Festival and its film submission process implies acceptance, without reservation, of the present regulations. An entry form is valid without a signature and a seal.

All submissions for the Film Festival are to be paid through the FilmFreeway platform.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you for the honor! Our indie film found it's place in the sun, and we are gratefull! Keep up the good work!

    September 2021
  • Fantastic festival. I am very honored to have been awarded the Best Experimental Film award. Thank you for your work on independent cinema.

    September 2021
  • Mohammad Zalbak

    Very amazing festival, great communication and had a lot of fun watching the other wonderful films. Very honored to have been awarded Best Director. Much love to everyone involved

    September 2021
  • Awesome festival! Thank you Indie Online for the Best Actor Award for my film “CIVIL LIES”.

    September 2021
  • Really great festival - well organised and put together. Thank you for screening and awarding our film 'Paperjam' best sci-fi!

    September 2021