IMDb verified competition of Miami Independent Film Awards is structured to give maximum visibility, opportunity, and recognition to cinema professionals through nomination, prominence, presentation, awards in several categories.
The strategy of the festival is to recognize and promote indie filmmakers and screenwriters every month. The festival believes in the power of indie filmmaking. Artists from various backgrounds are welcome to submit their projects to our committee.
It will be a pleasure and a responsibility to receive your film. We know that almost everyone here wants to live with movies, from movies, and for movies. This is our contribution.

Best Narrative Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary short
Best Experimental
Best Animation
Best Science Fiction
Best Horror
Best Director
Best Producer
Best Cinematography
Best Editor
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Script
Best Unproduced script
Best TV Series/Pilot/Web
Best Comedy
Best Student Film
Best Music Video
Best Thriller
Best Trailer
Best Composer
Best First Time Filmmaker
Best Female Filmmaker
Best Indie Film

1- In order to submit a film, you must own the rights or have permission from the owner.

2- Films must have been completed after 2017 in order to qualify for the Festival.

3- Any Foreign film that is not in English must have English subtitles.

4- All fees are non-refundable

Overall Rating
  • Buvana Ram

    Happy to receive Best Indie Film award for 2023. Thanks to the committee and the Festival organizers.

    May 2023
  • Rashad Haughton

    We are so honored to have been awarded at such an awesome festival. Very highly recommended.

    May 2023
  • Salvatore Riggio

    Thank you for your consideration.

    May 2023
  • AWARD WINNER! Wonderful Thank you for awarding PANGOLIA Best Experimental film. Hugely encouraging for all the artists. And it spurs me on! Kay Adshead .

    March 2023
  • Sonia Guggisberg

    Thanks for the wonderful recognition and awards!
    Winner Best Female Filmmaker :-)

    September 2022