London Independent Film Awards is a monthly competition with quarterly screenings, recognising and awarding the work of independent filmmakers worldwide. Our aim is to give the directors, writers, animators, and actors involved a helpful step forward in their future careers.
All monthly winners will receive a digital certificate to commemorate their achievement. Winners of the monthly competition will be announced on 3rd February 2018 on our website and promoted via social media.
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A selection of September, October, November, December, January & February’s best films will be shortlisted to compete in our Grand Jury competition and screened at our festival held on Sat 7th April 2018 at The Roxy Bar & Screen, London.
The winners will be awarded our ‘Star Award’ statuette at the closing ceremony.
Films entered in multiple categories may win multiple awards.
Awards & Prizes
All monthly winners will receive a digital certificate to commemorate their achievement. Winners of the monthly competition will be announced on 3rd January 2018 on our website and promoted via social media.
Best Feature Film (all genres)
Best Short Film (all genres)
Best Student Film (all genres)
Best Documentary (all genres)
Best Short Documentary (all genres)
Best Animation Feature (all genres)
Best Animation Short (all genres)
Best British Feature (all genres)
Best Foreign Feature (all genres)
Best British Short (all genres)
Best Foreign Short (all genres)
Best Drama Short
Best Comedy/Dramedy Short
Best Horror/Thriller/Sci-Fi Short
Best Action/Crime Short
Best Fantasy Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Drama Short Student
Best Comedy/Dramedy Short Student
Best Horror/Thriller/Sci-Fi Short Student
Best Action/Crime Short Student
Best Fantasy Short Student
Best Documentary Short Student
Best Animation Short Student
Best Director Feature
Best Director Short
Best First Time Director
Best Female Director
Best Web Series/ TV Pilot
Best Music Video
Best Original Screenplay Feature
Best Original Screenplay Short
Best Child/Young Actor
Best Child/Young Actress
Best Original Score
Best Visual Effects
Rules & Terms
Please read all rules and requirements before submitting your project:
The London Independent Film Awards accepts all forms and genres. All films must be in English or have English subtitles. Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories separately. The London Independent Film Awards reserves the right, at any time, without notice and without limiting any and all other rights we may have under these Rules & Regulations, at law or in equity, to remove and delete your entry to the festival.
Submissions must be an original work of the applicant’s team and not based, in whole or part, on another author’s work (unless underlying material is in public domain). You agree that you will not submit any content that is libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, sexually, racially, culturally, or ethnically offensive, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful, discriminatory or abusive.
By submitting your film, you allow London Independent Film Awards to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster/stills) for promotional purpose. A short synopsis and digital still photo is required for all scripts and all entries (except music videos) for the jury, and for our website announcements should you win.
Winning categories vary every month depending on the submissions we receive. Please select the right category while submitting to avoid disqualification.
Entry does not guarantee acceptance into the festival. No premiere status is required. Rough cuts and incomplete projects are not accepted.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the London Independent Film Awards, its management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) 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.
Entry fees are non-refundable.